Tips for Putting Your Jewelry in the Best Light

Lights are measured in temperature—which has nothing to do with how hot the bulb is, but rather whether there’s a warm or a cool cast to the light. The higher the number, the cooler the color.Different jewelry is flattered by different temperatures. Under the wrong light, pieces can look dull and unimpressive, but a piece under a light that flatters its dominant hue will be an eye-catcher. Econo-Lite’s Howard Gurock suggests these matches to give your gems the best effect:Yellow gold and gemstones in warmer hues  (i.e., reds and yellows) look best under a lower-temperature—warmer—light, generally in the 3,000K to 3,500K range. Silver and gemstones in the middle of the color spectrum­­—and pieces with multiple colored stones—respond best to light in a medium temperature range of around 4,000K. Pearls, whether white, gray, or brown, fall into this territory as wel

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