Pale skin and ring advice please

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

weddingbee2be2020 :  hi there! I’m not pale but I never noticed silver being brighter than white gold. Here is my ring set in 18k white gold:

Post # 3
6403 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Most white gold is rhodium plated, and a person cannot get much whiter/brighter than that. Many places also plate platinum with rhodium to delay patina, but when the rhodium wears off, it is still a white metal underneath. As for stones, you may be surprised at what you can wear. Skin is never snow white, and there are always some warmish tones, so with an excellent cut Round Brilliant, you could probably go with a G. I have a friend who is ghostly pale and wears a good sized I stone. It is set in white metal and no one can detect color in it. But try on many stones in different color grades; it is the only way to know for sure what you will like and what you won’t.

Post # 4
826 posts
Busy bee

I am very pale skinned and have 14k rose gold. I think it is the perfect tone for my own skin. I’ve seen lots of other fair tones women with rose gold as well and I think it always looks lovely! Plus it’s so fun and less common.

Post # 5
4128 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m super pale and both of mine are white gold  my diamond is an H and I never see any color  the white gold on me looks perfect and I’ve never had it redipped (and it’s been 7 years!!)


Post # 6
1588 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I am very pale, and have a palladium set, which is comparable to platinum. Besides that I always wore sterling silver. Palladium is sliiiightly less bright white, but still looks nice on my skin tone. But honestly I think any metal would look good. 

Post # 7
3897 posts
Honey bee

I think that many people place too much emphasis on color where diamonds are concerned. Diamonds are viewed primarily table up, but color grading is table down. Table up, as you wear a diamond in a ring, color is not as easily perceived due to scintillation. Anything from I (and some J) color and up is going to look fine in you, and absolutely no one will say the stone looks yellow.     I have very pale skin (thank you Irish and English forbears, for making me burn easily in the sun). Any metal looks good on me, but if it’s white you’re after, palladium alloy white gold or platinum are your best options. I’m not a fan of 14kt, too much alloy metals, and finest gold jewelry is always 18kt.

Post # 8
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I’m fair skinned as well. My ring is 18K white gold. I think going to a jeweler and trying on the different metals will help you find what suits your skintone best. But it’s really personal preference. For me, I didn’t like how yellow gold looked on me. My other things are silver so I was already used to a whiter metal.

Post # 9
173 posts
Blushing bee

I’m SUPER pale, redhead problems lol I have a white gold ring and I think it looks beautiful. I don’t think ring color and skin tone should be a problem though, just get what you like 😊 

Post # 10
32 posts

I’m really pale and my set is all 14k white gold. 

Post # 12
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My RH, sterling silver. Bf and I decided on platinum because it’s hypoallergenic and durable. I’m pretty pale as well, I wore shorts last week and my calves glow.

weddingbee2be2020 :  

Post # 14
80 posts
Worker bee

I have fair skin… I’ve tried to figure this out too. As far as metals go, supposedly your undertones determine what looks best, just like shopping for make up. You can figure that out by looking at your veins… personally I think as others said it’s really more about what you like. I attached a photo with different metals to give you an idea of the difference in color. I would suggest going to a store and trying each one. 

Pinky: silver.   Ring finger 14K rose gold bands, 18k rose gold ering.   Middle finger: platinum on top with an 18 k yellow gold band.   Index finger: closet to my hand is 14k white gold and the outside band is 18k white gold ( the index finger rings we’re my grandparents and clearly need some shining up so not the best examples)

Happy shopping!! Can’t wait to see what you pick! 🙂

Post # 15
62 posts
Worker bee

Pale skin with pink/cool undertones. I look better in white gold/silver. I picked platinum because it’s hypoallergenic, doesn’t need to be dipped, etc. My stone is an E., for reference.

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