(Closed) Skin tone influence on metal choice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What best describes your situation?
    Warm Skin- Warm Metal : (23 votes)
    11 %
    Warm Skin- Cool Metal : (38 votes)
    18 %
    Cool Skin- Warm Metal : (7 votes)
    3 %
    Cool Skin- Cool Metal : (45 votes)
    22 %
    Neutral Skin- Warm Metal : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Neutral Skin- Cool metal : (19 votes)
    9 %
    I have no idea what my skin tone is, I just chose/was chosen what I like regardless : (70 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I have always disliked yellow gold, mostly because it’s the only thing that you can pair with citrine (my birthstone) so the first chance I got I wanted white gold. I have warm olive skin too, and I think white gold pops better with it than yellow.

    Post # 5
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I really like yellow gold and think it looks better on me with my skin tone, but Fiance has the opposite skin tone and platinum looks better on him. We decided to go with platinum bc we wanted to match and I just really can’t see him wearing yellow gold… And I do think the platinum makes the diamond look bigger…soo..I told him I wouldn’t mind getting a yellow gold anniversary band at some point so I could switch it up when I wear my yellow gold jewelry, and he thought that was a good settlement of the matter.

    Post # 6
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My asian skintone is quite deceiving as I always wear silver or gold with no issues. Same comes to haircolors like warm and ash tones.

    So I assume I’m a neutral. 🙂

    Post # 7
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have pretty bad metal allergies, so it was really either platinum or palladium for me.

    Post # 8
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am a warm toned girl, and that def influenced our choice…we went with yellow gold .

    Post # 9
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My SO is Indian so we chose yellow gold for him. Also because both sets of parents wear yellow gold and that’s what we associate with marriage. I’ll get a yellow gold band as well even tho the e-ring is plat. Not too concerned about how that’ll look 🙂

    Post # 11
    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i am very white with a red understone. when compairing metals i noticed that white gold really worked better with my skintone. yelow gold made my skin LOOK yellow for some reason and rose gold brought out the pink in my skin so it looks kinda swollen or something. i have noticed with mine thought if i get white gold/siver on the ouside and yellow/rose gold on the inside it looks really good. i ended up inheriing a family heirloom that is white gold so it just worked out i guess 🙂

    Post # 12
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love the white gold & silver looks on my warmer (tan/caucasian) skin tone. Yellow gold imo looks great on darker skin tones, but I don’t like it for me. I don’t own any platinum, but I’m sure I’d like that as well.

    Post # 13
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    This may not have accurate results as I find many people have no idea what their tone is! Many assume tanned/olive is warm, but that may not be the case at all. About 90% of people are cool toned. In other words, darker is not necessarily warmer and lighter is not necessarily cooler, but many assume so. A great way to tell is to look at veins in forearm: greenish is warm, blue is cool. If you look better in earth tones you are warm, jewel tones you are cool. If an ivory sheet looks better against your face you are warm, if white looks better you are cool.

    I am very, very fair (natural coppery-redhead) but with warm undertones. I look remarkably better in yellow gold, just as I also look better in earth-toned clothes and makeup. I rarely wear jewel tones of any kind. Yellow gold really livens and brightens my skin. I wore yellow and a little rose all my life until my first wedding ring. Turned out white made my skin look cold, paler, and just not inviting! I am glad I switched (somewhat by circumstance) to yellow! Even my husband and others remark often how much greater yellow looks on me.

    Post # 14
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @RayKay:  ” A great way to tell is to look at veins in forearm: greenish is warm, blue is cool.”

    Exactly. Also, some people aren’t considered either, or are both & look great in all colors. (From what I’ve read anyway.)

    Post # 15
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’m black, and very warm-toned, but I just really dislike yellow gold. I wear white gold, wedding ring included, because I like it, not because of how it looks on me.

    Post # 16
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m a redhead with red undertones. Yellow gold definitely looked better on my skin, but I wasn’t a fan of it. I went with 14k white gold.

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