Tuesday, February 21, 2012


You are a fashionista, shopping for jewelry (for real or just for fun).  You are surrounded by beautiful pieces in so many colors – gemstones, semi-precious stones, natural stones; already a heady mix.  Then there is the metal – gold, silver, copper, brass.  So many choices.  How do you pick the right pieces?  It’s easy – you pick your jewelry the same way you pick your clothes and it’s not by just picking the trendiest pieces.  You choose the jewelry that enhances your own natural beauty (and maybe helps distract from that little flaw) and is unique, personal, and of course, gorgeous!

First, look at your skin tone – is it warm or cool?  Don’t know – here is an easy way to tell.
Look at the veins in your wrist – are they bluish colored?  Do you have pinkish or rosy-red undertones in your face?  Are your eyes blue, green or grey?  Is your hair color (the natural shade, please) blond, black or brown?  Then you have cool skin tones.  Some examples of famous people with your skin tones include Sarah Jessca Parker, Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, and Hilary Clinton.
You look best in silver jewelry, white pearls, amethyst, lapis lazuli, malachite, rose quartz.  In other words, deep rich colors that are accented by silver.


Now – are your veins tending more to a greenish color?  Do you have yellow or golden undertones to your skin?  Are your eyes brown, black or hazel?  Is your natural hair color red, orange, strawberry brown or red-brown?  Then you have warm skin tones.  Good examples include
Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Amy Adams, and Nicole Richie.

Your best jewelry choices would include gold jewelry, gold toned pearls, turquoise, coral, amber and carnelian.




Second,  jewelry is very personal, so be sure that anything you wear is unique, and whenever possible, one of a kind.  Good jewelry is an investment, even good costume or bridge jewelry can be expensive.  So, pick pieces that suite you, enhance your beauty, make a statement, and add versatility to your wardrobe. 

Third, remember nothing looks worse than cheap, trashy jewelry – even if it is the “current” style.  Stay away from plastic, flashy rhinestones, pot metal