When it comes to being as stylish as possible with your jewelry, something that is often overlooked is the impact that can be made when you perfectly match your jewelry collection to your skin color. It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but matching different metals and gemstones to your skin tone is going to help in getting the most out of your statement pieces.

No matter whether you are a fan of yellow gold jewelry, white gold, rose gold, or silver jewelry if you can match the item to your skin tone in an elegant and fashionable way, not only will it look better on your skin, it will also help to magically improve your overall aesthetic.

Here are some fantastic tips for how to match a bracelet to perfectly suit your own skin tones.

Learn About Your Own Skin Tone

The first thing that you need to do is know your own skin tone and then you can start to build your knowledge and style collection with the right jewelry from there.

To ascertain what your true skin tone is, use your veins as a guide. If you stretch your wrist out so that you can clearly see the veins underneath you should be able to decide what color they are.

If they are bluer than anything else, then you have what is referred to as a cooler skin tone.


If your veins appear to be more predominantly green, then you are more likely to have a warm skin time. This will probably be the case if you are somebody who tends to tan very easily.

People who have a neutral skin tone don’t tend to have any obvious signs of olive, espresso or redness in their complexion.

As well as vein colors that point to the main skin tone, you should also distinguish your skin undertone. The undertone is the overall hue of your skin that is determined by the color from underneath the surface of your skin. As with main tones, there are cool undertones, warm undertones, and neutral undertones.

Cool undertones - hints of blue or pink tones are underlying colors

Warm undertones - peach, golden or yellow tones from under your skin

Neutral undertones - a mixture of both cool and warm tones.

Matching Jewelry To Your Skin Tone 

Once you know what your skin tone and undertone are, it makes it a lot easier to know which jewelry is the most suitable for you. This includes everything from the type of metal to the type of gemstones that you might want to wear.

For cool tones, you will be best suited to lighter metals like silver and white gold, along with lighter gems as well.

Warm tones, on the other hand, look wonderful when paired with yellow metals and gold hues and gems.

When you are working with neutral tones, you are lucky enough to be able to pull off pretty much any kind of metal and gemstone in equal measure. Diamonds tend to really look amazing on neutral skin, but you can feel free to experiment with literally everything including citrine, aquamarine, blue sapphire, garnet, morganite, tourmaline, and blue topaz.

Yellow Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold

When it comes to the classic metals that are used to make all kinds of jewelry from engagement rings to bangle bracelets and more, there are a few style rules that should be taken into consideration.

Yellow gold tends to work best on those with darker, warmer skin tones and warm undertones.

Silver (along with white gold and platinum) is the most complementary for those with cool skin tones.

Rose gold is a super versatile middle ground as it works equally as well for all complexions across the board from cool to neutral to warm skin tones. This is one of the reasons why rose gold has become one of the most popular and enduring jewelry trends in the last few years.

Which Gemstones Work Best For Which Skin Tones?

Once again, as we have mentioned above, if you have a neutral skin tone then you are pretty much free to experiment with any type and color of gemstone that you wish, as they all look equally as stunning on that particular tone.

Cool skin tones work well with emeralds, rubies, amethyst, sapphires and topaz.

Warm skin tones have always been better suited to the likes of orange sapphire, tanzanite, peridot, opal and aquamarine.

Matching Hair Color With Jewelry

Another aspect of your natural appearance to take into consideration with bracelets and any other type of jewelry is your hair color.

Those with red hair are better suited to gemstones that are green and blue in nature.

Blonde-haired people can pair with most colors successfully but should pay particular attention to blue sapphires.

Brunettes are best suited to deep reds and purples to bring out the deep brown of their hair and complexion.

Those with black hair are again suited to almost all gemstone colors and choices, but our advice would always be to choose something bright and vibrant that will be able to stand out from the dark nature of your hair and tones.

It is all about creating a striking contrast so that the jewelry is able to make as much impact as possible.

Try To Be As Original As Possible

The key thing to remember is that jewelry is intended to be an outward expression of your personal style, personality and sensibilities, so don’t attempt to replicate any one trend too closely at the risk of ruining your originality.

Our advice is to take our suggestions surrounding appropriate metals and stones for your skin tone and then try to be original and different with the specific items that you end up selecting for your collection.

Most of the fun of building a jewelry collection is in having things that your friends and family don’t, and even though we have suggested certain avenues to follow based on your complexion, the final decision should always be up to you rather than the pages of a fashion trend website or magazine!

Ultimately, whether or not you want to create a blended style or evoke a sense of fashion contrast, the joy is in experimenting with all of the different metals and colors to find something that works best for you. We encourage you to use our skin tone advice as a guide rather than the gospel!

Bracelet Recommendations

With all of this in mind, we have put together a list of recommendations for bracelets that we think provide a perfect starting point for exploring the connection between your skin tone and the wonderful spectrum of jewelry out there on the market. We can promise you that you will discover a piece that you absolutely love, no matter whether you are cool-toned, warm-toned, or completely neutral!

K I S S Bangle in White Gold

TRIO V2 Bracelet in Rose Gold

Gradual Bracelet in Yellow Gold

Dalmatian Bangle in Rose Gold

Tennis Twist V3 in White Gold

Bashoon Bangle in Yellow Gold

Use this beautiful selection as a starting point for building a brand new collection of jewelry that is completely curated to best match your skin tones. You will be amazed by just how much of a difference it can make to have a range of items that somehow come alive when placed on your skin.