Ever wondered why the most attractive jewellery on the shelf may not necessarily look as good on you as you think? That’s because of our unique face shapes! A piece of jewellery looks great on you if it complements and balances the shape of your face.
Here, we have compiled a selection of beautiful jewellery that is best suited for your face shape. To find out what your face shape is, simply pull all your hair back to expose your face fully and observe the natural shape and angles of your face. While we only highlighted 6 face shapes in this article, it is likely that your face shape may be a mixture of 2 different types. Hence, you can use the advice from both shapes to pick out the jewellery that can bring out your best features.
Oval Shaped Face
The oval shaped face is one that is longer than it is wide. Similar to the shape of an egg, the face is rounded with no sharp angles.
Echo the oval face with hoops, hoops in circles, chandeliers and other soft, curving designs. You can also dramatically set off the oval face with triangle-shaped earrings.
The soft curves of the oval face are best accented by soft curving shapes such as pearls, ribbon, open link chain, affirmation rings and more.
UZITO Pendant Necklace
MONIRA Pendant Necklace
Square Shaped Face
The square face shape is characterised by a square, angular jaw with minimal curves. The face is as wide as it’s long with the forehead, cheekbones and jaw about equal in width.
The square face looks great in large oval hoops, long drop and narrow chandelier earrings. Choose jewellery that adds length and narrows the width of the face.
Similar to earrings, choose necklaces with length and curves to soften the strong jaw line. Large focal elements on necklaces helps draw attention below the neck to give the appearance of a longer face. Pendants with curves and swirls can also counter the strong angular elements of the jaw.
MINARET Pendant Necklace
Round Shaped Face
The round shaped face is similar to the square shaped face with the length being equal to the width. However, the difference is that round shaped faces are soft and curved in contrast to the angular shapes of the square face.
If you have a round shaped face, go for long, vertical styles - especially dangles, drops, narrow chandeliers and ear threads to give the illusion of a longer face.
LALE Earrings in Gold
Longer, looping necklaces can help lengthen the look of the face by drawing the eyes down. Large focal components which create a V also creates a powerful triangular point that creates a longer line. Avoid choker, collar and princess lengths, since they shorten the neck and add width to the throat.
Rectangular Shaped Face
The rectangular face is longer than it is wide, with the width of the face at the forehead, cheekbones and chin almost the same.
Wearing large, bold styles can add width and camouflage the length of the face. Therefore, any styles that create an illusion of width will be flattering for a rectangular face.
Short necklaces help to reduce the appearance of length of the rectangular face. Therefore, opt for chokers or necklaces with collar and princess lengths.
Heart Shaped Face
This face shape is characterised by being widest at the forehead and cheeks, and having a strong jawline that tapers off into a defined chin.
Triangular or fan-shaped dangling earrings which put the widest part of the earring next to the jaw line are ideal for the heart shaped face. Avoid small posts and long narrow earrings which do not add width.
Heart-shaped faces look best with short necklaces with curves as they reduce the appearance of length in the jawline and soften the sharp chin. Hence, choker, collar and princess lengths are ideal.
LAILA Pendant Necklace
Diamond Shaped Face
A diamond shaped face is characterised by a narrow forehead and a narrow chin, that are about the same width. The cheekbones are the widest point of the face, and the chin is often pointy.
Hoop earrings and longer earrings with curved shapes look great on a diamond shaped face as they help to soften the jawline.
SHAHRAK Silver Earrings
GOUDEBOU Silver Earrings
When choosing necklaces, go for matinee and princess lengths to lengthen the face. A striking pendant can also help with visual harmony.
LALE Necklace in Lapis
LAILA Drop Necklace