Wearing fine jewellery is an elegant way to accessorise and add a little pop of colour or sparkle to your outfit. Sometimes, however, it can be tricky to know how to pair your jewellery with just the right kind of makeup.
Whether you’re after an everyday look with a touch of sophistication or something special for a big occasion, here are some hints and tips to help you feel your best.

Tips and tricks to tasteful accessorisation

So how do you strike the perfect balance? The key is to choose makeup that shines a light on your jewellery rather than overshadowing it. Here are a few tips to help you get it right.

Choose one statement piece

When it comes to jewellery, less is almost always more. Your fine jewellery is an intricate piece of art in its own right so you don’t want to overwhelm it. Choose one statement piece and build your outfit around it – this will let your jewellery item stand out.
Whether you opt for an opulent necklace, a pair of chandelier earrings, or an antique cocktail ring, go for makeup that complements it without competing with it.
For example, if you’re wearing a bold necklace, pair it with simple earrings and keep your lipstick neutral. Alternatively, if you’re sporting some statement earrings, you might like to opt for gentle smokey eyes and a subtle, classic necklace.

Pick a metal that complements your skin tone

Have you ever noticed that some metals look great against your skin while others make you look washed out? That’s because there are three types of complexion undertones: warm, cool and neutral. Some metals suit certain skin tones better than others.
For example, if you have warm undertones in your skin, go for gold-toned jewellery and stick with makeup that will flatter. Cool undertones look best with silver-toned metals. And if you can’t decide whether you have warm or cool undertones, consider rose gold—it’s flattering for all skin tones.

Consider complementary colours

When choosing jewellery to go with your makeup, it’s important to pick complementary colours. Try looking at the colour wheel for inspiration, the opposite colour on the wheel will usually pair well with the original.
If you’re wearing a red dress, for instance, then try pairing it with green earrings or a gold necklace. If you have blue eyes, then opt for jewellery in shades of purple or pink.
When it comes to colour-matching, harmony is the key. By choosing colours that complement each other, you’ll create a balanced look that’ll be sure to impress.

Don’t overdo the bold lip

If you’re planning on wearing a statement lipstick, then keep your jewellery simple. A pair of small stud earrings or a delicate pendant will do the trick. You don’t want to wear anything too big or flashy and risk looking cluttered.
On the other hand, if you want to wear a bold necklace, then go for a more subdued lip colour. A nude lip or a light gloss will let your necklace take centre stage.

Timeless fine jewellery pieces from Susan Rumfitt

Whether you’re looking for a gift or want to treat yourself, our online gallery has the perfect piece for you. Browse through various styles and periods of jewellery, from antique pieces that are centuries old, to contemporary fashion trends. We’re sure to have something to complete your look.
At Susan Rumfitt, our pieces are constantly being updated. If you’ve got a piece in mind, you can create your own piece of fine jewellery using our Bespoke Jewellery Service.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, are in need of a jewellery valuation or are looking for some advice on how to pair your piece, please feel free to contact us today.