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Which earrings suit your face shape best?

September 12, 2023 | By: Victoria Cowan
Read time: 3 minutes
  • 1: Determine your face shape

Who says that you have to be a maths whiz to figure out your face shape? You can easily recognise some characteristics of your face and determine your face shape in a matter of seconds by following a few simple steps!

1. Stand in front of the mirror in the bathroom and make sure your hair is in a tight ponytail. Now, you can clearly see all the contours of your face.
2. Look straight into the mirror and draw the contours of your face on the mirror with lipstick.
3. If you then take a step back, you will quickly recognise a face shape. If you are still in doubt, some characteristics are described below for each face shape.

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Do you have a round face?

Then your face is a bit fuller with a round chin and hairline resembling a younger image. There are no prominent angles, cheekbones have a soft appearance and the widest point of your face is at the level of your ears and cheeks.

In this case, choose oblong or square earrings for a lengthening effect! When you have a round face, you often want your face to appear a bit longer and narrower, so choose a counterbalance. Round with round is therefore also a no-go because this can make your face look a bit bulbous. Go for our wide range of rectangular drop earrings and long earrings for example.

Do you have a long face?

This face shape is similar to an oval face. The difference is that an elongated face has a tighter jawline. Furthermore, the cheekbones are about as wide as the forehead, the chin is often narrow and the jaws wide.
With this shape, choose short and wide earrings. They make a long face look wider and shorter. When you wear elongated drop earrings, the elongation will be emphasised even more, which you would rather not have. Go for a pair of cute studs! The chain and pearls stud will look great on you if you have an elongated face. If you have multiple ear piercings you can also mix them with different studs and even add some ear cuffs to create a complete ear party!

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Do you have a square face?

If you have a square face, your jawline is often wide and angular. Also, your cheekbones and forehead are the same width.
Round earrings it is! Square and round are the perfect match. Round earrings make your square face look smaller, especially round pendants. So, statement earrings are something that would work for you if you have a square face.

Do you have an oval face?

Then you are very lucky! Oval is a face shape that actually suits everything. You can recognise an oval face especially by the jaw line which is slightly narrower than the width of your face at the level of your temples.
The entire My Jewellery collection is made for you. Couldn´t be better, right?! Style away with rings and studs if you have multiple piercings in your ears. When you have a party to go to you can choose dashing statement earrings, and for work, subtle ones.

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Do you have a heart-shaped face? 

A heart-shaped face is often distinctive for a noticeably pointed chin and prominent cheekbones. It has a larger and wider forehead and it is narrowed down at the jawline and chin assimilating the shape of a heart.

Your best way to go is long earrings, but in this case with a wider bottom! Since in this face shape your jawline adapts a slimmer look, the goal is to balance the shape with the earrings. Some great options for you could be a pair of statement pearl drop earrings chunky hoops or a nice pair of statement earrings with pearls, the choice is yours!

Do you have a diamond-shaped face? 

This type of face shape can be sometimes confused with a heart-shaped face since both have prominent cheekbones. The point of difference lies in the width of the forehead and chin. Diamon-shaped faces have a similar width between the forehead and chin, and wide cheekbones whereas heart-shaped faces have a wider forehead and narrow chin.

In this case, earrings that have sharp angles and silhouettes are not favourable. Instead, go for earrings with a curvy shape like hoops to soften your facial features. You can also opt for small drop earrings and studs. 

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