There are many different things to consider when purchasing jewelry. Are you looking for something more modern or is your style more vintage? Do you desire diamonds or do you prefer colored gemstones? Are you set on one type of precious metal or do you like to mix and match? So many different options! While most of these answers can be based on your individual preference, shopping for earrings can involve one additional aspect. Earrings are meant to accentuate your face, so when purchasing earrings you may wish to consider which earring style looks best with your particular face shape. Not sure where to begin? Use this guide to determine your face shape and how to choose earrings that will look the most flattering.
Earring Style for Round Faces
Round faces look just as they sound. They are circular in nature with the widest point of the face being the cheekbones. A round face doesn’t taper narrowly down to the chin; there is just a slight narrowing at the forehead and jaw line. The best earring style for round shaped faces is long, angular earrings. Dangle and drop earrings are excellent choices because they help to elongate the face. Women with round faces may want to avoid round earring styles that echo the shape of the face.
Earring Style for Oval Faces
If you have an oval shaped face, you’re in luck! There is not one particular style that looks best with this face shape- almost every style of earring will accentuate your beauty. Oval faces feature foreheads and cheekbones that are the same width. The face narrows from the cheeks to the chin, which creates the oval shape. Women with oval shaped faces can experiment with all earring styles, but a long teardrop style will emphasize your classic look.
Earring Style for Square Faces
A square shaped face is just as long as it is wide. They do not narrow much from the cheekbones to the forehead, and the cheekbones and jaw line are the same width. It’s best for women with square shaped faces to avoid square or triangular shapes as they will just add to the width of the face. Round designs, like these Hearts On Fire® diamond hoops, look best since they help to soften the cheekbones and the jaw line.
Earring Style for Narrow Faces
Narrow shaped faces are similar to the square shape, but are more elongated. They are long and not wide. The forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line are all about the same width. To help add fullness to a narrow face, wear round shaped earrings, like pearl studs or diamond and other gemstone studs. If you prefer to wear dangly earrings, look for styles that have round shapes incorporated into them to help bring out your cheekbones.
Earring Style for Heart Faces
A heart shaped face is narrowest at the chin. The forehead is the widest area of the face, which tapers down into the cheekbones and then the chin. The best earring style for heart shaped faces feature elongated lines and curves, like these ornate chandelier earrings. The elongated curves in this style help to balance out the face and draw attention to the eyes. They will also accentuate your prominent cheekbones and soften the look of a pointier chin.
Need help picking out the perfect earring style for you?
If you’re struggling to determine which earring style looks best on you, don’t hesitate to ask the experts! Stop by Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers on San Diego Avenue to consult one of our friendly sales associates. You can browse our selection of hundreds of earrings from new to vintage, antique and designer. Have fun trying on different styles to see what best flatters your face. We’re here to guide you in finding the perfect pair of earrings that will accentuate all of your beautiful features.