Color Coordinating Gemstones

Color coordination is largely instinctual. An outfit comprised of hot pink, baby blue, and a splash of orange is typically categorized as “too much,” while a light pink shirt and dark jeans is “just enough.” But the rules of fashion are changing. Prints are popular, and not only for shirts. Subtly printed pants, cardigans, and skirts dominated the spring runways, and new color combinations made their debut. Electric green pants were paired with bright pink cardigans and the outfit looked stunning. When it comes to colors, this summer is all about taking chances and gemstone jewelry is no exception.

The key to incorporating colored gems in an already colorful outfit is subtle matching. The first step is to determine the primary color in your outfit. For example, when wearing floral patterned pants and a mostly yellow shirt, the primary color is yellow. Next, consult a color wheel. The colors across from your primary color are most complementary for the outfit. For yellow, the colors blue, purple, and pink are recommended. Pink tourmaline or sapphire would be the gemstones of choice. Wearing colored gemstones that are not the primary outfit color ensures that the entire outfit is brought together and made cohesive.

It’s also important to consider hair color when dealing with colored gemstones. Your hair color is the most prominent color in your entire wardrobe because you wear it each and every day. For brown-haired ladies, green gemstones are the best choice. Green gems provide a subtle dark-light contrast while still illuminating your skin. Ideal gemstones include tourmaline and yellow sapphire.

For blonde hair, pastel is all the rage. Pastels are the perfect choice because they highlight the lightness found in blonde locks without being overwhelming. Blue topaz will look especially stunning on blondes with blue eyes, while pink tourmaline will effortlessly highlight brown-eyed blondes.

When it comes to dark brown or black hair, the true fun begins. Orange hued gemstones will provide a breathtaking contrast. Fire opal is our gem of choice for dark-haired women.

For gray-haired women, purple is the clear winner because it naturally complements silver hues. In fact, amethyst is a match made in heaven. Although blondes supposedly have more fun, red-haired women seem to be a close second. With locks that look spectacular with green gemstones like emerald, it’s hard not to be jealous. Regardless of pattern, combination or hair color, find a gemstone color that you feel fabulous in and you’ll be sure to shine.