One of the many questions I receive is what types of jewelry should I wear for my color type? What metals are best? Are there any metals or jewels I should avoid? In this post, I have outlined for you a guideline you can use when shopping for jewelry. And in case you didn’t know, I have an amazing online jewelry shop. The images I share with you are pieces of jewelry I sell, so you will see a link with each image in case you’d like to see more details and purchase it. If you don’t know your color type, please take the quiz to find out what types of colors look best on you.
General jewelry guidelines
First, I’m going to share with you some general guidelines on choosing your jewelry. And then I will share specific examples for each color type because you have more flexibility than these general guidelines. Oh, and by the way, I will never tell you to avoid a piece of jewelry. If you love it and it makes you feel good, you should absolutely wear it.
If you are bright…
Wear shiny metals and bright jewels.
If you are soft…
Wear matte metals like brushed silver, antique gold and dull finishes.
If you are warm…
Wear gold and warm toned jewels.
If you are cool…
Wear silver and cool toned jewels.
Based on the above descriptions, you can make the following assumptions on what types of jewelry to wear:
Bright & Warm = bright gold with bright stones
Bright & Cool = shiny silver with bright cool stones
Soft & Warm = antique gold with rich warm stones
Soft & Cool = brushed or antique silver with cool stones
Jewelry for each color type
Bright, Cool & Light
You’re going to look best in bright silver jewelry with bright cool stones. Keep the colors light. Dark stones may feel too heavy.
Bright, Cool & Medium
You’re going to look best in bright silver jewelry with bright cool stones. The colors should be vibrant.
Bright, Cool & Deep
Bright shiny silver will look best on you, as well as bright vibrant jewel tones. You need sparkle and vibrancy in your jewelry.
Bright, Warm & Light
You can wear both bright silver and bright gold jewelry. Keep the colors within your color palette. Dark colors may feel too heavy.
Bright, Warm & Medium
Gold jewelry in all finishes is going to look best on you. Keep the colors rich and vibrant. Avoid silver and cool tones.
Bright, Warm & Deep
Gold metals will look best. You can wear both shiny and matte finishes. The color of stones can range from vibrant to dark.
Soft, Cool & Light
Matte silver is best with soft cool colors. Cool grey pearls would look beautiful.
Soft, Cool & Medium
Matte or brushed silver will look best on you. Choose colors from your color palette. Keep the colors light to medium. Cool grey pearls would look beautiful too.
Soft, Cool & Deep
You will look best in silver metals. You can wear both shiny and matte surfaces. Keep the colors understated. Vibrant colors may feel off.
Soft, Warm & Light
You can wear both silver and gold jewelry. Matte finishes will be best but you can wear shinier surfaces too. Keep the colors within your color palette. Soft creamy pearls would look lovely too.
Soft, Warm & Medium
You will look best in matte gold finishes. Your stones should have an earthy quality to them. Avoid silver and cool tones. Soft creamy pearls would look lovely too.
Soft, Warm & Deep
You will look best in gold metals. You can wear both shiny and matte surfaces. Keep the colors rich, strong and earthy. Light colors will not be flattering. Soft creamy pearls would look lovely too.