Pale skin and ring advice please

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
3529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think it more has to do with the skin tone. What color under your pale skin? I’m pale but have reddish undertones. I think I look good in white gold. My grandmother is also pale. Her skin is probably lighter than mine but she has a lot more freckles. She prefers yellow gold. 

Post # 17
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Another super pale red head over here! I decided to go with 18k rose gold and am really happy with how it looks next to my skin. I think it really depends on your own undertones though 

Pic was taken in the shade on a sunny day

Post # 18
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’m pale-ish with peach/yellow undertones. Yellow gold was best suited for me. Your best bet is to go try on different metals (white gold, platinum, yellow, and rose gold. Also, I agree with the others, anything I color or up should be fine if you go with a round brilliant diamond. Other diamond shapes may show more color. I have an I colored diamond.

Ring porn:

Post # 19
744 posts
Busy bee

I’m fair (dark blonde hair, blue-gray eyes) with pinkish undertones. My ring is platinum with a G color diamond. Personally I preferred the cool silver of platinum regardless of whether its the best choice for my skintone.

Here are a few photos under different lighting. The last photo is under the harsh lights at my office, and I think I can see a tinge of color in the stone if I’m being nitpicky, but even then I only see it in the photo and not in real life.






Post # 20
1356 posts
Bumble bee

Another fair skinned person here with dark red hair ( Scottish heritage). I personally think that 22k yellow gold looks best on me. The rich warm yellow with my cool toned skin as the background is my personal preference as the metal really pops.  I just look too washed out in silver/white gold. My engagement/ wedding ring is a combo of 18k yellow gold and unplated 18k white gold.

 So just go with what you like as opposed to what you think your skin tone dictates.

Post # 21
862 posts
Busy bee

I’m quite fair with neutral maybe slightly leaning peachy yellow undertones and I like both white and yellow gold. Rose gold made me look too pink. For my ering and wedding band I went with yellow because I wanted them to stand out from my other jewelry, which is mostly silver or white gold. 
I likely the idea of rose gold but then hated it on me. The best thing to do is go into a jewelry store, and try on the different metals. 

Post # 22
6473 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m fair skinned with neutral undertones. I love all the metal colors, although I have found rose gold slightly edging out as the favorite over the last year or so.

For metal color examples:

Platinum (center stone is D in color … not sure what color the sidestones are)

14K Rose Gold (band and solitaire) … stone is London Blue Topaz.

18K yellow gold (engagement ring) and 14K yellow gold (band). Center stone is either G or H.


Post # 23
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

I’m very pale with red undertones so I went for 18ct rose gold, yellow gold looked good as well, but white gold and platinum did not suit my skin tone at all.

Post # 24
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I’m super pale and have sets in rose, yellow, and white gold. I think they all look good with pale skin but honestly the yellow gold looks best to me. Here are some pics of the different metals on my finger. For reference when buying makeup I’m always the first shade lol.

18kt White gold

14kt rose gold

14kt yellow gold

Post # 25
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’m have really light skin and I’ve been told that I have a neutral pale skin tone (by make up artists). I find that only white gold or silver jewerly compliments my skin tone regardless of gold type (10k,14k,18k). My engagement ring is 18K white gold with a D lab diamond. I think it compliments my skin tone very well. Good luck on your ring search!

Post # 26
2312 posts
Buzzing bee

I have really pale skin, and I was going for white gold when I happened to try on a rose gold ring in the store and was CONVERTED. For me, not only do I love the romance of rose gold and think it looks great with my skin tone, but I also think it highlights the diamonds better than white gold and makes the entire ring look brighter. 

Post # 27
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Have you considered rose gold? It looks really nice with pale pink or warmer clear stones. I feel like yellow gold could age the wrong skin tone but rose gold seems to go well with everything. The back of my own hand is a bit more olive tone, so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about, lol. If you feel white gold isn’t bright enough you could look into a pave band, it covers up a lot of the metal.

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