While white is the color most commonly associated with brides, today’s bridal ensembles often include pops of color. Richly-hued gemstone jewelry is an excellent way to a bright accent to your wedding look, and when your big day is over you’ll have a meaningful piece that you can wear over and over again.
From the cool sparkle of aquamarine or green amethyst to the deep, rich crimson glimmer of ruby or garnet, gemstone jewelry comes in a rainbow of colors that can add a memorable touch to your wedding style. But, how do you select a piece that will flatter your natural beauty? Here are several factors to keep in mind when picking a ring, necklace or pair of earrings.
The colors in your wardrobe: Most women gravitate toward shades that compliment them, and by taking a look in your closet, you can gather some clues regarding which gemstones might be flattering picks. For instance, if your closet is full of red shirts, consider a piece that features garnet or ruby. Or, if yellow attire is in frequent rotation in your wardrobe, consider a sunny-hued citrine piece.
Your skin’s undertones: You’ve probably heard that your skin has one of two undertones: cool (with touches of blue or purple, often seen on the insides of your wrists) and warm (with a yellowish tint). Just as your skin’s undertone can help you pick makeup and clothing that looks good on you, it can also help you find jewelry that’s flattering.
If you have cool undertones, gemstones such as amethyst, aquamarine, sapphire or tanzanite are probably complementary picks. On the other hand, if you have warm undertones, try gems such as citrine and ruby. Your skin’s undertone also determines which metal will be most flattering to you. White gold, platinum and sterling silver complement cool skin tones, while yellow gold complements warm skin tones.
The color of your eyes: Although a gemstone ring may not have an impact on how your eyes look, any jewelry that’s worn in close proximity to the windows of your soul has the potential to make your eyes’ natural color really pop and to brighten your entire face. Choose gemstone earrings and pendants in the same color family as your eyes to give your face a radiant glow on your wedding day. For instance, if you have green eyes, try a pair of emerald earrings or a peridot pendant to add a sparkling touch that will make you look simply radiant.
If you’re still undecided about which gemstone would be a flattering pick on your wedding day, try opting for one of several colorless gemstones such as white topaz or white sapphire. While these gems are similar in appearance to a diamond, they add a hint to something unique to your wedding look.
Don’t be afraid of adding a pop of colorful sparkle to your wedding look! Use these tips to pick the perfect piece of gemstone jewelry that will add a flattering touch to your special day.