(Closed) Which color looks best with my skin tone???

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal color looks best on my skin tone??
    White Gold : (75 votes)
    65 %
    Yellow Gold : (26 votes)
    23 %
    Rose Gold (maybe???) : (14 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    509 posts
    Busy bee

    You can do “tests” to see if you have warm or cool skin and that tells you whether you look best in silver or gold. I cut & pasted this for you. Cool skin tones generally look better and healthier next to silver, while warm skin tones appear more vibrant next to gold.

    Step 1

    Consider your natural hair and eye color. While eye and hair color does not always indicate skin tone, most people with cool tones have blue, gray or green eyes and blonde, black or ash-brown hair. Warmer skin tones are typically found on those with hazel, brown or black eyes and brown, black, auburn, red or strawberry blond hair.

    Step 2

    Look at the veins on the inside of your arm, near your wrist. These veins are visible on most people. If your veins appear blue through your skin, you are more of a cool skin tone. If your skin tone is warm, your veins will appear more greenish. You must perform this test under natural light, as fluorescent light can affect the tone of your skin.

    Step 3

    Wash your face to remove any makeup or tinted moisturizers. Wait about 10 minutes to allow any redness caused by the soap or warm water to vanish, and then pull your hair away from your face. Place a white towel around your neck, and compare your skin tone to the white fabric. If your skin looks yellowish next to the white towel, your skin tone is warm. If your skin appears more blue or pink next to the fabric, your skin tone is cool.

    Step 4

    Try on different colors of clothing. According to New Mexico State University, warmer complexions look healthiest when wearing red, yellow and peach clothing. Cooler tones often look better in blue, purple and pink.


    Step 5

    Pull one of your ears forward, toward your face, until the crease behind your ear is visible. A pink crease indicates a cool skin tone, while a yellow crease indicates a warm tone. You can try this with a mirror at home, but it is easier if you have someone else check the crease for you.

    Post # 4
    3376 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Meh, I think it really just depends on your preference.  I wear both silver and gold at times, and I think both look fine against my skin, but for all of my permanent jewelry (nice pieces that I wear most of the time – my engagement and wedding rings, my college class ring, a special cross necklace), I choose yellow gold because I just like it better.  If you’re having a hard time deciding, it probably means any of them look fine on your skin (which seems to be the case from your photos), so what do you like the look of better in general?

    As far as the multiple rings, I’d just switch them out depending on my mood.  I really don’t like the look of multiple ringed-fingers on a hand, so my left hand is always my engagement and wedding rings, and my right hand will be switched out (my class ring, gemstone rings I’ve received as gifts, cocktail rings I just like).

    Post # 6
    18 posts
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think the white gold looks wonderful on your hand!

    Post # 7
    422 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Huh, I think they all look nice on you. My skin is neutral, meaning that some of the “tests” previously mentioned show me warm and some of them show me cold. (I have green eyes, and rich brunette hair.) My veins look green, but I’m pink next to white towels, etc. All that said, yours is probably the same.

    I wear all the metals (the wedding set I’m sporting now is a white gold e-ring and yellow gold wedding band). You can probably do that too. Just pick the one you like best. Or mix and match. 

    Also: adding a drop of silver to make another ball on your sterling ring should be pretty cheap. Ask any local jeweler (or if you have a college with a jewelry program, they might do it for free).

    Post # 8
    2521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t like the rose gold, but I like both the white gold and yellow gold on you.  Just a warning about white gold (mine is white gold and I think it is gorgeous), but since gold is naturally yellow they are to plate white gold rings with rhodium (a thin metal in the platinum family), and if you don’t get it replated over time it will start to yellow.  For some people it takes a really long time (my grandmas ring was never replated and it still looked white), while other people it doesn’t (based on the how your skin reacts to it).  After six months I already needed it replated.  It isn’t a huge deal and many warranties include free replating (like mine), but if you want something easier to maintain you might choose the yellow gold. 

    Post # 10
    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    i chose yellow gold

    Post # 11
    8 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Personally, I love the white gold when it comes to engagement rings, but I wear both yellow gold and silver/white gold jewelry. Technically I have a warm skin tone, but I think white gold looks great! Definitely personal preference. What would you be happy with for the long term?

    Post # 12
    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the white best on you! Your skin tone looks very similar to my own, and I’m a white gold girl myself 🙂

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