The beauty of jewellery is that there are no rules! However, if you want to highlight and flatter your facial features, choose earrings that suit and compliment your face shape. Earrings are versatile, stylish and the perfect way to show off your unique face shape. To find the earrings that best suit you – and the ones you should avoid – find our best recommendations for those with round, square, oval, diamond, and heart shaped faces.
Round Face: Drop Earrings
If your face is circular, you have a round face type. A round face is characterised by wide cheekbones and a similar width running all the way down to the chin. With a round face, choose earrings that elongate your face rather than widening it. Drop earrings make your face appear slimmer, longer and help compliment the round silhouette. To emphasise your round facial structure, long slender drop earrings offer a great balance and symmetry, specifically, tassel earrings. Tassels offer lots of texture and give the illusion of extra face length. We’d recommend avoiding round earrings that feature chunky circles or discs as this will make your face appear rounder. If you need some A-List inspiration, take a look at Chrissy Teigen and Selena Gomez.
Square Face: Hoop Earrings
A square face shape is characterised by strong angles and a similar forehead and jawline width. A square face is sharp and defined, so a good pair of earrings can help soften the hard edges and in particular, the jawline. With a square face, it’s all about balance so pick medium-large round or oval shaped earrings. Hoop earrings are the best option for those with square faces to soften your angular features. Hoops come in many colours, sizes, and styles so you can really experiment with your look. Stay away from square shapes as this will make your face look too sharp. As a rule, the biggest tip is to avoid earrings that are the same shape as your face. This tends to overemphasis your face shape – which isn’t a bad thing! – but it can draw focus where you’d rather it didn’t!
Oval Face: Huggies
An oval face has a longer face with wide cheekbones and a soft jaw - think Bella Hadid, Beyonce and Jessica Alba. If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re in luck! Oval is the easiest face shape to dress up or down. Almost any earring design is compatible with your face type and will flatter your cheekbones and face length. It’s better avoid earrings with too much of a drop as this can stretch your face too much. We’d recommend studs, hoops, small drops or huggies to really emphasis your beautiful oval shaping.
Diamond Face: Stud Earrings
A diamond face is made up of a narrow forehead and chin, with the eyes being the widest part of the face. This face shape has an abundance of widths and angles so balancing out these angles is best achieved by keeping your earrings simple. Choose a classic pair of stud earrings to make your strong features the star of the show. Small cute studs are gorgeous accents and something that should be in anyone’s jewellery collection. Go for studs that sit close to the ear to add a finishing touch to a square face.
Heart Face: Teardrop Earrings
Finally, the heart shape has a forehead that’s wider than the cheeks with the lower half narrowing to the jaw, creating a heart. The cheekbones are especially eye-catching features in this shape and should be shown off with your earring choice. To balance the sharp chin, choose earrings that are wider at the bottom to flatter the features. Chandelier or teardrop earrings are the best option, so concentrate on pairs that are slim at the top, taper down and finish off wide at the bottom. This fills the lower portion of the face and balances the round top of the face.
To find your perfect pair of earrings, consider your face shape and bone structure. It’s all about balance and flattering your beauty and uniqueness. Dive into our dazzling collection of earrings and find the best earrings to suit your face shape.