Which Metal Type is Right for You?

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When it comes to shopping for jewelry, it can be stressful and confusing at times to figure out what looks best on you. 

Some of us chose a metal type at a young age and have been loyal to it ever since. Others like to experiment with different metal types to see what might look best on them. 

If you're totally lost and don't know where to begin, we are here to help you choose the right metal type for you! At the end of the day, however, it's important to think about what you like and what you think looks good on you. 

Different Metal Types

There are many different metal types you can choose from when it comes to picking jewelry. There are the two most traditional—gold and silver. Some lesser known, like rose gold and platinum. And there are very unique types, like black and rainbow. 

At CONQUERing, we have five different metal types to choose from: Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Black, and Rainbow. Not all products are available in all five metal types—the most common types you'll find for our products are gold and silver. 

You might be, or have met people, that are extremely loyal to their metal types. I am included in that group—I only wear silver jewelry because I think it looks the best on me! I have friends who only wear gold jewelry because they think it looks the best on them. I admire people who mix their metals the most. They aren't afraid to go against the status quo and experiment with their look. 

If you're unsure of what metal type to choose, or if you're looking to switch things up, keep reading to see what type you should try. 

Picking the Right Metal Type

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Before getting into this section, we want to include the disclaimer again that you should choose a metal type based on what you like and what makes you feel confident. These tips are just one way that you can determine what metal type you prefer. 

Skin undertones are one of the best ways that you can determine what metal type is best for you. According to Healthline, an undertone is the natural color that lie beneath the skin's surface. This is different from what your natural skin tone is (what people on the outside see). Anyone, regardless of their skin color, can have any undertone type. 

There are three types of undertones: 

  • Cool: which is defined by pink and bluish undertones
  • Warm: which is defined by peach, yellow, and golden undertones
  • Neutral: whose undertones are roughly the same as one's natural skin tone

The belief is that our undertones can influence what colors and metal types look good on us. 

How to Determine Undertones

The Healthline article outlined a few different ways that you can determine what your undertones are. 

One way is to look at the color of your veins. If your veins appear bluish, you likely have cool undertones. If they appear greenish, you likely have warm undertones. If they appear colorless or blend in with your skin, you likely have neutral undertones. 

Another way is to put on neutral colors and see what you think looks best on you. For people with cool undertones, true whites and blacks look best on them. For people with warm undertones, off-whites and browns look best on them. If you can't really tell a difference when you put on neutrals, you probably have a neutral undertone. 

Metal type can also determine what type of undertone you might have. 

Choosing Metal Type Based on Undertone

One way you can determine your undertones is by putting on different types of jewelry and seeing what you think looks best.

For people with cool undertones, silver and rose gold tend to look best on them. This means if you were to do an undertone assessment with one of the above methods, you might want to try incorporating more silver and rose gold jewelry into your mix. As someone with cool undertones, I do typically only wear silver jewelry because I think it compliments me best. 

For people with warm undertones, gold tends to look best on them. If you've determined that you have warm undertones, you will want to incorporate more gold jewelry into your mix. 

Finally, for people with neutral undertones, you likely won't notice any difference when you try silver, rose gold, or gold jewelry on. You might be someone that wants to experiment with mixing metals and incorporating more variety into your mix. 

Go With What Empowers You

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While color theory and undertone assessments can be great tools to help you understand your color and metal type preferences, what makes you feel confident and empowered is truly what you should decide to wear. 

We hope this post gave you some guidance on how to choose metal types! If you're new here and looking for a more in-depth guide on picking the right CONQUERing product for you, check out this post. We also wrote a fun post that determines what your metal preferences say about you!

Here are our full product offerings to get started with your jewelry search. 

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