Claire Bentley, owner of hand made jewellery boutique Bentley & Co Jewellery gives her tips on how to choose jewellery to suit your skin tone. Based in the uber-cool shopping destination of Llandeilo, Bentley & Co showcase some of very best in contemporary British jewellery designs.
Your engagement and wedding ring are going to be the most precious and amazing piece of jewellery you’ll ever buy. But if you're a little confused about whether to go for gold or silver, we can help guide you through some ideas.
Each person has their own individual and very unique colour palette and this consists of skin tone, hair colour, eye colour and even the time of year. But selecting that sought-after fabulous engagement ring can be overwhelming with such a vast range available. Whether you’re looking for a new ring or want to rework a piece of jewellery you already have, there’s tons you can do.
Talk to the hand. Look at the inside of your wrist to see if your skin tone is cool or warm. Cool skin tones are identifiable by bluish coloured veins, their eye colour is most likely to be blue or brown.
Warm skin tones are identifiable by greenish coloured veins., hair colour having a red or auburn, strawberry tones.
How do you choose between gold and silver for your skin tone?
There is no steadfast rule on this; you really need to try both against your skin to test. What can make a difference is the finish on your jewellery – polished, satin, textured, oxidised (blackened silver).
A yellow gold ring with a polished finish might not suit you, but then the same ring with a satin finish might look amazing. So remember if you have a wedding ring inherited from within the family but you are unsure of – it might just be the finish. Bentley & Co often change simple things like this for customers which can make a dramatic change for the better.
Mix 'em up.
You can definitely wear silver, and yellow gold jewellery together. If you are wearing pieces closely together then a satin finish to the gold can give it a wonderful look.