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Manicures: How to Complement Gemstones with Nail Color

Accessorizing provides endless excitement. Whether you are securing the perfect handbag or creating a flawless necklace and earring combination, accessorizing is a necessary art. From geometric designs to 3D decals and bold colors to muted mattes, it’s safe to say that manicures are now an accessory in their own right. Embrace the notion of accessorizing with nail polish by following the tips below.

1)      Nude

As the Internet becomes a more and more powerful presence in day-to-day living, it seems as if the options are endless. But oftentimes you will find that less is more. If you’re looking to return to the basics then nude nails are the perfect place to start. Nude nail polish creates a polished, sophisticated and refined aesthetic without detracting from colorful gemstone accessories. As a bonus, nail polish chips or smudges are practically invisible. Although nude nails are the perfect muted accessories for any color of gem, emeralds and sapphires make an especially beautiful partner. The slight shimmer from the nude color and shimmering blue of sapphires is reminiscent of the contrasts between oceans and sand on a clear summer day. The overall look is sophisticated and calming.

2)      Inverted French

In the world of manicures, inverted French tips are the hottest trend. Instead of painting a strip of white on the top of the nail, inverted French manicures require the accent color near the nail’s cuticle. As a result, the accent is subtle yet surprising. For a classic look that will allow gold and Citrine accessories to pop, try a black and gold inverted manicure. For a do-it-yourself version of the trend, follow these simple steps. Begin by painting the entire nail gold. Next, place sticky tab cut in the shape of a “C” or binder reinforcements on the lower one-third of each nail. Paint the top two-thirds of the nail black. The result will be a flawless addition to any piece of gold jewelry.

3)      Accent Finger

“Accent fingers” have been popular for the past few years and show no sign of slowing down. The most popular finger to use as an “accent” is the ring finger. Accents can range from different colors to decals and sparkles to stripes. When it comes to gemstones and manicures, the best part of creating an accent finger is that it is easy to change or alter. If you’re wearing a stunning ruby bracelet one night and use a red decal as an accent to showcase your gem, then the next day, you peel off the decal and add a more neutral color for office attire. Regardless of the occasion, accent fingers allow for flexibility, fun and creativity.