Choosing jewelry, especially gemstones, should always complement your natural coloring. There are a few stones, such as diamonds, pearls, opals, and onyx that look beautiful on any woman. In addition to gemstones, precious metals should also be considered, since silver looks better with some complexions, while gold or even copper look better on other complexions.
Women with cool complexions will be able to wear lots of silver with pride, but they can also look beautiful in gold, or white gold. Platinum is another precious metal used in jewelry that has a silver color to it that can be worn by women with cool or warm complexions. Women with warm complexions look beautiful in gold, yellow gold, and copper. The best way to find out if a particular metal looks great on you is to try it on or hold it next to your wrist.
Choosing the gemstones that look the best with your natural coloring is the fun part. Since there are several different stones that come in several colors, such as the sapphire, tanzanite, spinel, garnet, and zircon, choose the ones that you like that look best on you, as well as keeping price range in mind. Semi-precious stones are more affordable than precious stones. Keep in mind there are as many opaque stones as there are clear stones of color. Below is a selected list of different stones and the colors they come in:
Pink stones: pink tourmaline, pink sapphire, pink spinel, amethyst, kunzite, raspberry pink fluorite, rubellite, pink morganite.
Red stones: ruby, garnet, red zircon, carnelian, ruby red fluorite, jasper.
Orange stones: carnelian, andesine, coral, citrine, chrysoberyl, amber.
Yellow stones: topaz, citrine, chrysoberyl, yellow sapphire, Hessonite garnet, golden fluorite, amber.
Green stones: mint garnet, emerald, peridot, green zircon, tourmaline, tsavorite garnet, turquoise, malachite, green fluorite, prasiolite (green amethyst), jasper, jade.
Blue stones: sapphire, tanzanite, blue zircon, blue tourmaline, blue spinel, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, azurite, labradorite.
Purple stones: amethyst, sugilite, purple spinel, tanzanite, rubellite tourmaline, rhodolite, lavender jade.
Brown stones: cat’s eye, jasper, topaz.
Black stones: onyx.
A stone such as alexandrite can be worn with any natural coloring due to the unique characteristic of its ability to change color in different types of lighting. In the sunlight, it appears as a pale watery blue-green, when under artificial light it can appear pink-purple. Agates come in every color, some combining two or three colors, which can make a beautiful piece of jewelry. Drusy is a stone that contains tiny quartz crystals on the surface, making the stone look like it contains glitter, and comes in a wide range of colors.
Some ideas for wearing gemstones:
Wear a stone that complements your eye color. Earrings of emerald look beautiful with green or hazel eyes; sapphires can be worn with women who have blue eyes. Wear a matching necklace with the same colored stone. Or, choose a contrasting gemstone to go with your eye color, such as amethyst earrings for women who have green eyes, and rubies or garnets for women who have blue eyes. Experiment with different gemstones when you shop for your jewelry wardrobe. Semiprecious stones of a favorite color can be perfect for daytime wear, while precious stones of the same color can be worn for nights out. Combine two or more colored stones for a unique, individual look.