The classic choice between Gold and Silver

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In the Karine Sultan collection, we have an array of necklacesbraceletsearrings and rings that come in both GOLD & SILVER. Customers often ask us how to choose between these timeless choices for red carpet events and high visibility galas. Our advice? Continue reading to find out what they are!


  • #1 – Match the Jewelry to the Outfit

The easiest to pick between gold and silver is to choose the jewelry that will match your outfit the best. A warm dress with earthy tones, for example, might look best paired with a gold statement piece such as one of our gold statement earrings or necklaces. Even a simple long chain can do the trick > For example our medallion disc long necklace is such a versatile piece, it is a staple to have!


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A cool jewel toned dress with icy tones might look best paired with silver accessories such as a silver cocktail ring or silver pendant earrings. We suggest our most popular double circle frontal hoop - such an easy piece of jewel for every day wear!

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  • #2 – Skin Tone

This is a classic tip, but it is worth repeating. Skin tone plays a role in determining the best accessory color to deliver a splash of sophistication instead of a clash of complementary colors.
For those with cooler skin tones, silver jewelry is the most natural choice and for those with warmer skin tones, gold jewelry is the the way to go.

PRO TIP: To determine your skin color, hold your arm out straight in front of you with your palm facing upward. Look at the veins on your wrist and the skin between the wrist and the elbow. Cooler skin will have blue or purple veins with pink or red undertones in the skin. Warmer skin will have green veins with yellow or golden undertones. Most people have cooler skin even those with darker skin.


  • #3 – Match the Jewelry to the Make-up

If you want to wear the opposite of your most natural skin care choice (ie. Cool skin woman with gold jewelry), then match the jewelry you choose to your event make-up.
For example, if you have cool skin but feel like wearing gold jewelry, then create a bold warm lip with a coral, red, orange or bright pink lipstick. Choose warm-toned eye shadow as well to help draw out the warmth in your appearance.
On the opposite now, if you have warm skin but prefer silver jewelry, create a cool lip with lavender, icy nude or a variety of pinks that have a lighter and whiter look. Choose cool-toned eye shadow in jewel tones to help bring out the cooler aspects of your complexion.


But don't forget the most important... If all else fails, stay true to what you love! One of the cornerstones of fashion and of the Karine Sultan brand is wearing accessories that you personally love so as to speak to your unique taste and style.


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  • Oscar Morrison

    It’s good to know that different colors of jewelry will match up better with different skin tones. My wife has told me that her skin gets a rash from wearing plastic or fake jewelry, but she loves wearing necklaces, so I’ve been thinking of getting her a necklace for Christmas. I’ll have to figure out how to tell what her skin tone is before I go shopping so I can have an idea of what she’ll like wearing better.

  • Tristan Stewart

    My wife has a birthday coming up and she always really enjoys getting new jewelry. I’m not great at picking out the prettiest pieces that she likes so it’s helpful to know that I should consider her skin tones. I think she has more of a cooler skin tone so the silver will probably work best for her.

  • Shayla Cademis

    Thanks for the suggestion to pair silver jewelry with a cool lipstick color like lavender, icy nude, or lighter pinks to complement warmer skin tones. My wardrobe and jewelry box has become severely outdated with pieces I never wear, so I’ve been trying to figure out ways to mix it up. I’ve generally stuck with gold jewelry because of my warm skin tone, but you’ve inspired me to branch out. Hopefully I can find some great silver necklaces!

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