Nail Polish Pairings for Every Stone Type

Whether you schedule manicures religiously or prefer the occasional nail painting session at home, nail shades are an underrated way to emphasize your jewels. From muted colors to more intricate designs, we've rounded up our five favorite nail polish and stone pairings to ensure you're truly dressing up from head to toe. 



Amethysts possess the prettiest purple hue. To avoid distracting from the stone's natural sparkle, opt for a classic nail style with a twist. A French manicure combined with a rounded nail shape keeps things modern. 

Lust and Luster Rose Gold & Amethyst Love Ring, $78.00


Emphasize the blue-green hues of an aquamarine stone by painting your nails to match. Take it even further by opting for a holographic effect. 

Carrie Elizabeth Aquamarine Triangle Semi-Precious Ring, $79.00, Lust and Luster To Have & To Hold (Half Halo Opal Ring), $92.00


Arguably the most classic of stones, diamonds deserve an equally timeless shade pairing. Cherry red not only highlights a smaller diamond, it balances out the sparkle of a larger stone. 

Leah Alexandra Joni Moonstone Ring, $124.00, Shop Similar: La Kaiser 14KT Gold Solo Diamond Ring, $129.00


A dark nail polish shade is the perfect way to contrast the bright white of a moonstone. 

Melanie Auld Moonstone Slice Ring, $105.00, Melanie Auld Teardrop Stacking Ring with Moonstone, $95.00


Because opals reflect and retract light, they can often give the illusion of possessing every hue in the rainbow. To truly allow your opals to shine, opt for a neutral nail polish shade, like this pale pink or a subdued beige. 

Carrie Elizabeth Opal & Diamond Triple Stone Stacking Ring, $156.00
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