Posted on March 23 2017
In the Karine Sultan collection, we have an array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings 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 – 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.
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.
- #2 – 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.
- #3 – Match the Jewelry to the Outfit
Another foolproof way to wear silver & gold jewelry well 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. A nice design would be one of our all time best seller, the Alice Statement Necklace.
Shop the Alice HERE
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 beautiful Audrey Large Teardrop Earring. Light as a feather, they will be super comfortable to wear, and their design is so versatile, you will want to wear them with every single one of your outfit!
Shop the Audrey earrings HERE
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.