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Silver or Gold: Which one should you choose?

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Silver or gold- sea glass jewellery

Wearing SILVER or GOLD coloured jewellery has been a long-debated topic and there’s plenty of confusion around which metal to choose to suit yourself, your budget and your sense of style.

The colour of metal to wear was traditionally determined by people’s skin colouring: warmer colours meant gold metal, cooler colours meant silver metal.

These days that’s not considered to be so important and you can break such ‘style rules‘ if you like, but you might still like to use them as a guide to help you get started with co-ordinating jewellery.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH UNDERTONES DO YOU HAVE?

Undertones can be detected by simply observing your veins. Shine a light over the veins in your wrist. If these look blue or purple, then you have a cool undertone. If they are yellow or green, then you have a warm undertone. If your veins aren’t visible, then it’s likely you have a neutral undertone.

COLOUR CHART

Cool Undertones– veins appear blue or/and purple:

Warm Undertones – veins appear green, yellow shades:

Neutral– veins appear a bit of both:

 The lighter your skin, the cooler your undertones are, while darker olive shades have a deeper, more golden undertone. 

If you have a cold undertone, you will look your best in silver and white gold. However if you have a warm undertone, your best choice will be yellow gold. If your skin undertone is neutral, you are lucky, you can equally look great in gold and silver.

Don’t forget, Sea Glass can also add an array of different colours to your jewellery.

Silver Or Gold jewellery

MIXING METALS: GOLD & SILVER

Another old style rule was that gold and silver should never be worn together. That’s definitely no longer the case, in fact: Combining different metallic tones lets you create a unique and stylish look. Mixing metals is now seen as a way to create a modern and edgy look therefore you can easily mix your metals with enthusiasm!

Just go with what makes you feel good about yourself.

IS IT FOR A GIFT?

If you’re choosing jewellery as a gift and you’re not sure about which colour to pick, it’s a great idea to keep an eye on what colours your gift recipient tends to wear.


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