All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

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 What precious metal suits you?

All that glitters clearly isn’t gold!  As a matter of fact, there are many precious metals battling it out to be the glittering stars in our wardrobes. Through the years, the popularity of various metals has been driven by designer trends, popular color combos and, of course, the unpredictable economy.

silvervs.goldMetal types commonly used to make jewelry include gold, platinum, titanium, silver and stainless steel. Gold is available in several different colors. The most popular is yellow gold, followed by white gold and rose gold. Rose gold is made using a mixture of pure gold with alloys including copper. The copper provides the rose reddish hue which will be extremely popular for the upcoming season. Rose tone metals flatter every skin tone.

Sterling silver is a white and grey colored metal, which is less expensive and a softer metal than gold, platinum and titanium. Silver is also more prone to oxidation, sometimes causing the silver or your skin to turn color.

People tend to choose gold or silver and stick with it.  The popularity of these metals are forever changing. Lots of people ignore the trends and stick to what they feel compliments their skin. If you are unsure of which metal compliments you, then perhaps these tips will help. Skin tone is basically broken down into two categories: cool and warm.

  • Cool skin tones are identifiable by bluish colored veins. People with cooler skin tones may notice pinkish or rosy red undertones in their skin. Cool skin tones favor metals such as silver, platinum and white gold.
  • Warm skin tones are identifiable by greenish colored veins. People with warmer skin tones may notice yellow or golden skin undertones. Warm skin tones favor metals such as gold, pewter, brass and copper.

Wearing silver and gold together used to be a faux pas, however, this decade has been filled with examples of mixing not only metal colors, but textures and finishes as well.

I love to change it up, and different hardware keeps it interesting. Different ensembles call for different metals.  Some outfits are cool and some outfits are warm. Whether your style shines in silver or gold, I suggest getting dressed before choosing which heavy metal will round off your look.

Clients continually ask me what my preference is, silver or gold?  I say, “I don’t discriminate against anything that glitters.”  I’m like a fish drawn to a fishing lure!

All that glitters isn’t gold. It’s silver and platinum, too!

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