- 6 days ago
- Wedding: August 2020
Hi, long time lurker finally posting on here! Would love fellow bees’ advice and input on my dilemma!
So to give a quick background (I’ll try to keep this as short as possible), I’ve never worn jewelry much and I recently realized it’s because I hate the look of yellow gold on my skin. When I do buy jewelry, I tend to buy yellow gold, because I like how yellow gold looks compared to the other options. It also has the more traditional classic look I like.
However, I usually just end up half heartedly wearing them a few times without much enjoyment. I never realized why until I recently tried rose gold. For some reason, Ive never really felt particularly drawn towards rose gold. However, when I tried on rose gold I was really surprised that it looked really nice on my skin. Rose gold actually looks more like yellow gold on my skin than yellow gold does.
The two pictures here where I am wearing one band is actually 14k rose gold. But they actually look like yellow gold? In contrast, I noticed that when I wear any kind of yellow gold, it looks like a brassy color against my skin which is why I usually end up not liking it. I have Asian skin, and I’ve been told I have neutral tones. I’m not sure why yellow gold looks more brassy/slightly green on my skin than other skins. Am I just going crazy or does rose gold look more yellow on my skin, and the yellow looks more brassy/green?
(Edit: after i posted, I realized that the yellow gold band in the picture above doesn’t look that green. In some lightings it looks more brassy and in other lightings a bit yellow-green. Will try to take another pic or two later!)
I’m torn because for a major diamond purchase, I wouldn’t want to regret my choice. I’m just hesitant to pull the trigger on rose gold because my entire life, I’ve always liked the more traditional, classic look of yellow gold, but it just doesn’t look nice on my skin. (Don’t want to bore everyone, but yes, I tried silver, white gold and platinum, which just looks really dull and flat on my skin). Would love other bees’ advice or input on this! If anyone could shed some light on skin tones as well, I’d definitely very much appreciate it!
Thank you in advance for any responses! Look forward to hearing from you lovely ladies!