Matching Nail Polish with Jewelry

Want to make your rings shine even brighter?  Wearing the right nail polish with your jewels can bring out their color and draw attention to your jewelry.  Nail polish is typically one of those fashion anomalies for which “anything goes” ­– it doesn’t necessarily have to match the rest of your ensemble.  This can be especially true with the current color blocking trend.  But color coordinating your stones with your nails can have a very flattering effect.  Consider these recommendations for enhancing your look with some precious polishes.



The deep glow of a ruby radiates from the heart of the stone.  Vibrant reds will dull this effect, so stick with muted reds with shimmering tones (no mattes!)  Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies provides the perfect compliment with its reddish bronze gleam.  It enhances the stone rather than outshining it, and is perfect for warming a chilly fall or winter day.  Glitter up with Ruby Red Slippers by Deborah Lippmann.  You’ll get a Wizard of Oz experience that will make you click your heels together!



Shine on, you crazy diamond!  Shimmery, opalescent whites are best for pairing with diamonds.  Angel Wings, a silvery white created by Ciaté, is most flattering with diamonds set in either white gold or platinum.  The warmer toned Dandy Lyin’ Around by China Glaze was released in the Spring of this year in the Avant Garden collection.  It is a pure bright white with a mild shimmer that will bring out the brightness of yellow gold while also enhancing diamonds.



Emerald was Pantone’s color of 2013, and an even-keeled choice for green polish in a world of candy apple and lime. Deborah Lippman’s Laughin’ to the Bank is a medium emerald nail lacquer that will make you feel like you’re wearing a million bucks.  The queenly shade of green is elegant enough for jewels in a crown.  Bewitched by Sonia Kashuk is a little brighter and more vibrant if you want more of a hip princess look.  Bewitched casts a stylish spell that may bring out your magic powers.



Don’t be blue if you haven’t been able to find the right polish match for your sapphires.  From the Chanel Le Vernis nail lacquer collection comes Blue Satin, a dark blue that verges on black.  This shade is like a sapphire’s sidekick, making the gemstone pop while providing a seductive backlight.  In a medium shade of royal blue, DS Lapis by OPI has a glitter matte finish.  The lighter, textured polish coordinates with deep blue and smooth sapphire surprisingly well.