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Nose piercings are, without a doubt, the most common facial piercings today. Not only do they look super cute on almost anybody, but they’re also becoming widely accepted by the mainstream community, which means that they can be worn even in professional environments.

We love nose rings, but since they’re on such a prevalent part of the face, they aren’t exactly forgiving. While you might get away with an unflattering gemstone color in your cartilage, if you pick the wrong color for your nose ring, it won’t go unnoticed.

But, finding your perfect gemstone color isn’t always an easy task. While some people seem to inherently understand which colors look good on them, some of us struggle. And, when it comes to buying a genuine gemstone, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s something you’ll be proud to wear for years to come.

Luckily, finding the right colors for you is simply a matter of understanding what complements your skin tone. Here’s a quick guide to help you discover which gemstone colors will beautifully shine in your nose piercing.

Determine your season

While there are many ways to determine skin tone, many analyses offer a wide range of skin tone types, which can make things complicated. An easy (and common) way to determine your skin tone is to use the seasonal color analysis.

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The seasonal color analysis breaks your skin tones into the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. 

Winter skin tones have blue, pink, or rosy undertones, especially on the inside of the arms. Skin color may range from porcelain white to dark. Colors that commonly complement winter skin tones include black, dark blue, and red. However, white, soft blue, pink, and yellow may also be appropriate.

Spring skin tones have light gold, peach, ivory, or creamy undertones. This skin type is associated with strawberry or golden blonde hair and light skin. Spring skin tones prefer colors like golden yellow, peach, aqua, and clear blue.

Summer skin tones are marked by blue or pink undertones with pale or pink skin. If you have a summer skin tone, try soft colors like lavender, powder blue, or pink.

Autumn skin tones have golden to brown undertones. This skin type is often that of brown-haired people and people with dark eyes. Like the season itself, autumns typically look great in colors like orange, gold, olive, and beige.

Before you buy a gemstone, try out clothing in a similar color

The thing about skin tones is that they aren’t simple to determine. The seasonal color analysis offers an easy start, but it’s not a perfect method. For example, those with darker skin usually have warmer undertones to their skin, but it’s not uncommon to see cool undertones as well. Therefore, you must carefully analyze your individual skin tone before you determine which colors look best on you.

You could spend a lot of time staring at your skin, or you can simply try on the colors of the gemstones that you are thinking about buying to see how they look on you. If a bright blue t-shirt looks great, then it’s likely that a sapphire gemstone in your nose ring will also look fantastic. It’s as simple as that.

Other things to consider when buying a gemstone nose ring

Your skin tone is a major aspect to consider when choosing a gemstone color in your nose ring, but it’s certainly not the only thing.

For example, you might look fantastic in red, but if you struggle with acne, then a ruby nose ring might get mistaken as an angry pimple. Yikes.

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Here are some things to think about:

  1. Do you have freckles? If so, you should probably stay away from brown gemstone colors like tourmaline, since it might get lost.
  2. Do you get flushed or blush easily? You shouldn’t get gemstones in pink or red tones. 
  3. What color are your eyes? While certain colors may complement your skin tone, they might not look great with your eye color. Since your nose is so close to your eyes, you need to make sure that the gemstone color makes your nose piercing and your eyes pop.

When it comes to buying the perfect gemstone nose ring, you don’t have to overthink it too much, but it’s important to put some consideration into it so that you don’t regret your purchase. If in doubt, seek help from a professional. People who work at makeup counters or clothing stores tend to have an eye for which colors will complement your face and skin tone. Ask them for guidance, and they can tell you which colors to seek out and which ones to avoid.

As you’re determining your complementary colors, here are some of our favorite gemstone nose rings for you to think about.

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