In the quest for that perfect look there is nothing like a holistic approach. And just as people are taking a holistic approach to other areas of their lives such as health and fitness, fashion is one area that is not being left behind. In fact, as is the case in so many instances, fashion is forging a path for other areas of life to follow, something that luminaries such as Coco Chanel were aware of a century ago.

Nailed It!

Those who are very au fait in the world of fashion would not be caught leaving the house without ensuring their nails and their ring style is not in sync. After all, it is the small things in life that make a big difference and really differentiate between the pretenders and the contenders. And it is easier to change your nail styling to suit your ring than what it is to change your ring to suit your nails.


Following are five tips for matching your nails to your ring style:

Nail Art–manicure have come a long way over the years and the days of a simple manicure with a monotone nail polish are rather passé. Extravagant color combinations, different colors on different fingers, and adhesive designs are all de rigueur these days in the world of nail art. As for matching nail art with your ring, as a rule of thumb, unless you really want to stand out in a crowd, match more radical nail art with a more demure ring and vice versa

Color of Nail Polish and Color of Diamond/Stone– a colorless diamond will match any color of nail polish but, depending on the size of the ring and the setting, it may get “lost” with paler shades of nail polish. A ring with a colored gemstone such as a fancy color diamond, a ruby, or an emerald may require you to match the color of the nail polish to the ring. A French manicure is the perfect accompaniment to any prominently colored stone.

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Color of Nail Polish and Color of Band– similar to the point above but relevant to rings without a stone. The most common colors for rings without a stone are yellow gold, pink gold, and shades of white/gray (depending on whether the ring is made from gold, platinum, or palladium). A ring without a colored stone can match or contrast with your nails depending on your mood and the look you want.

Nail Shape and Type of Ringshort nails or long nails? Rounded nails or claw nails? These days almost anything goes when it comes to shape of nail. Just make sure that it is in keeping with the size and look of the ring as there really is no rule book for matching nails to rings, so be a trendsetter; just make sure the trend is one that others will want to follow rather than avoid.

Kelly as a Style Icon –no, not Grace Kelly but, are you sitting down, Kelly Osbourne. If you really have the cash to splash, how about taking a page out of Kelly Osbourne’s book and going for a manicure with nail polish made of black diamonds? It may have cost a cool quarter of a million dollars but you only live once and you can either ditch the ring all together or pair it up with a big black colored diamond ring or even a ring encrusted with a large black or white pearl. Are you game enough (and rich enough).


Written By Sharon Robinson from Genesis Diamonds, visit us to have a look at our beautiful rings designed by Simon-g, Ritani and many more!

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