There are so many elements you decide on when you are getting handmade name necklaces. One major question you’d be asking: gold or silver? If you or your recipient have a certain preference then the choice is easy. Otherwise, read on to get some tips to help you decide which is the best metal!
It Should Match Your Skin Color
Your friends or the staff at the jewelry store will most probably give you this piece of traditional advice: choose the material based on your skin color. It’s often believed that gold looks better on people with warmer skin tones and silver suits those with cool undertones.
But there’s no rule to say you should follow this advice. Fashion ‘rules’ can be broken to express your unique style and personality. Try on some gold and silver jewelry and decide for yourself what feels most comfortable.
Determine Your Budget
When choosing between gold or silver, bear in mind that gold will cost much more than silver as it’s more valuable. So if you have a budget, then you’ll have to relook at your options. However, there are more affordable options for gold, like gold vermeil or gold filled. Take some time to go through what’s available before making your decision.
Don’t Forget About Rose Gold
If you don’t like striking gold and silver isn’t exactly what you want either, consider having rose gold as the material for your handmade jewelry. It tends to look good on different skin tones and can spice up your wardrobe.
Let Your Clothes Decide
If you’re getting the personalized necklace as a gift and don’t know which color to choose, it’s a good idea to observe the color of the clothes your recipient likes to wear. The color wheel can help you make the decision. The complimentary color for gold is blue so if your recipient loves wearing blue or shades of this color, gold might be a suitable option. On the other hand, if your recipient often wears bright colors, such as yellow, you might want to avoid giving them a gold necklace. Gold and yellow is a tough combination to match so be careful!
Mix Gold and Silver
Some people feel that you shouldn’t mix gold and silver but that has become a thing of the past. If you can’t decide on either gold or silver, why not mix them together? Maybe you can go for a gold necklace chain but add a silver charm to it. Or you can layer necklaces of different materials together to create your unique look. By setting aside time to experiment and see how celebrities wear their jewelry, you can get some inspiration for your own.
Go With Your Heart
Just because someone says silver matches your skin tone doesn’t mean you have to go with it. The decision to wear gold or silver is entirely personal and based on your aesthetic preference. Wear what makes you feel good about yourself. After all, your name necklace is about expressing yourself so pick something that you absolutely love despite what others say.