Gemstones have been used to make beautiful jewelry for centuries — diamond jewelry, for example, first gained popularity sometime in the 1300s. Today, gemstones remain a popular way of accessorizing outfits.
When choosing the right gemstones to pair with your outfits, it’s important to consider matching colors correctly and the healing energies of each stone.
Warm and Cool Tones
Before deciding on a gemstone to wear, it helps to turn to the color wheel for style inspiration. Complementary colors can be found on opposite ends of the color wheel, and your jewelry and outfits should ideally incorporate these matching shades. Aim to find a balance between warm and cool tones in your outfit and gemstones.
For example, emerald green and deep blue gemstones look particularly good against a yellow or orange top or dress. Warm gemstones — like amber gems, rubies and canary diamonds — really pop against blue and purple clothing. A set of rubies, for example, looks stunning against a royal blue top.
For example, amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that can soothe headaches and boost blood circulation. It looks great against cooler colors like blue and white.
If you struggle with low moods, jade is a stone that can help. It’s an eye-catching shade of green that complements purple, red and blue.
Black, White and Gold
If you love a monochrome look, opt for black gemstones like black onyx, black sapphire, obsidian or black pearl placed in gold settings. The dramatic contrast between the black and gold creates a bold statement in itself. Pair these stunning black stones with classic, simple attire like a white or black cocktail dress.
If you’re ever unsure how exactly to match your jewelry to your outfit, opt to accessorize with diamonds or cubic zirconia — these stones go with anything! A classic white diamond reflects a beautiful rainbow of color.
With so much available choice and natural beauty, gemstones are the perfect way to accessorize your outfits. Consider the color wheel and unique healing properties of each gemstone to find the right ones for you.