The growing demands of continuous healthcare and hence physiological monitoring necessitates a system with high reliability and accuracy. Wearable used for continuous cardiological parameter estimation from wrist use reflective photoplethysmography technique that has certain limitations which are imperative. One such constraint is skin pigmentation of the subject. In the present work a sensor module design is proposed addressing to the anomalies due to optical properties of skin. A novel 590 nm (yellow-orange) wavelength based optical system is tailored suitably to maximize the signal quality acquired. The proposed setup is validated on a conglomeration of subjects in terms of age, gender and skin tone. A generous agreement between coherent measures for signal quality shows that the proposed wavelength holds an advantage over its shorter counterpart when subjected to varied skin pigmentation levels. A maximum improvement factor of 71 is observed in case of perfusion index, 31 for pulsatile strength and 3 for SNR. The details of sensor design, experimental setup, validation protocol, observations and inferences drawn from the study are presented. © 2017 IEEE.