A lot of people are obsessed with jewellery, for many reasons, including the fact that it elevates a look magically. If you want to wear something simple but don’t want it to look flat and boring, you can throw in a piece of jewellery to take your look to the next level.
Jewellery can also be used to highlight certain features of your body, like the entire face, ears, neck, hands, wrists or fingers. If that’s your goal, you have to think about how you want to express yourself and the type of occasion you’re dressing up for.
Most women usually buy jewellery according to their preferences, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, the secret to subtly accentuating your beauty lies in wearing jewellery that perfectly suits your natural skin tone. Jewellery comes in several types of high-quality materials and shades, from silver to gold, copper and platinum. So, not all of them are going to look great against your skin, but the good news is there are ways in which you figure out which ones will.
Determine skin tone
The first thing you need to do is to determine what your skin tone and undertone is. Keep in mind that a skin tone differs from your undertone. Skin tone refers to the colour on the base of your skin while undertone refers to the tone under your skin. Skin tone ranges from fair to light, medium, medium brown, dark brown and dark. Undertone, on the other hand, ranges from neutral to warm and cool.
Unlike skin tone, which is easier to determine, you have to try a few tricks to find out your undertone.
A simple trick is checking the veins on your wrists. If you get hints of blue, pink or red, then your skin tone is cool, and you’ll get hints of green, peachy, golden or yellow for a warm tone. Your skin tone is neutral if you can’t tell whether your veins are blue or green, or if they look exactly like your skin colour. People with fair and light skin tones have cool undertones, while mediums and dark skin tones usually have warm undertones.
Silver, platinum and white gold jewellery pairs well with fair and light skin tones, while gold, brass and copper sit well on medium and dark skin tones. When it comes to the colour of the jewellery, opt for earthy colours such as orange, brown, yellow, umber, magenta, emerald and turquoise. On the other hand, a cool tone pairs well with blues, purples, pinks and reds. Women from the neutral tone spectrum can wear any stone with any shade.
Now that you know which skin tone and undertones you have, you can find compatible jewellery at any of the jewellery shops in Cape Town.
Lovisa is a fashion-forward jewellery store with ready-to-wear jewellery pieces for every woman. The brand brings couture runway and street style pieces straight to your closet. No matter the occasion, you’re going to find a jewellery piece that will not drown in your outfit.
You can shop for earrings, necklaces, wrist bands and rings. In their current range, there are drop earrings that are a perfect fit for all skin tones because of the gold-tone textured border and the black enamel. Fair and light skin toned women can opt for the sterling silver necklace with a large faux pearl design. Silver gets lost in medium and dark skin tones, so with this tone, you’ll want to buy Lovisa’s bangle pack. It comes in mixed shades of emerald and gold finish, which will make this skin tone look radiant.
This Danish company built its brand in the early 80s when fashion was colourful and bold. They've since dominated the industry and have stores in over 90 countries across the world. Pandora offers women the opportunity to enjoy high-quality jewellery at affordable prices.
No matter your skin tone, you can add an element of excitement to your look with Pandora’s rose gold statement ring. If your skin tone is fair or light, you’ll want to pay attention to the brand’s silver stud earrings with blue crystals. If your skin tone is medium and dark, there’s a popular reversible necklace in shiny gold. Your outfits stand a chance to be completely transformed at Pandora.
Woman Street is a wonderland for cosmetic jewellery and accessories that will add a special touch to any outfit. They have the freshest variety of pieces that are offered at affordable prices. Their jewellery is suitable for fancy occasions and for hitting the streets.
There is glitter galore on silver earring pieces, necklaces and arm bangles for people with fair skin tones. There are accessories with a touch of emerald green, lavender, and gold for medium and dark skin toned women.
At Memi Jewellery, you’ll have fun jewellery shopping experience where you get to create meaningful pieces. You can personalise a necklace with a name or a letter in any jewellery accent of your choice. From amethyst to sapphire and aquamarine, these are ideal for fair and light skin toned women. There’s also topaz, emerald, rose and diamond for medium and dark skin toned women.
Shopping for jewellery that suits your skin tone is the one way to guarantee that your look will be transformed. There’s nothing wrong with shopping according to your preferences, but there’s a level of glow that can only be achieved by choosing jewellery that aligns with your skin. These jewellery and accessories stores in Canal Walk have all the right jewellery pieces for all skin tones. Pay any of them a visit, and you’ll walk away from a happy customer and go slay on any occasion.