Earring Guide For Different Face Shapes: What Type Of Earrings Should I Get?

When shopping for earrings, you’ll likely ask yourself “what kind of earrings should I get?” No matter your face shape, there are types of earrings that will accentuate your beauty and help you look as stunning as possible. But how do you determine the best earring styles for your face shape? It’s important to understand the interplay between earrings and face shape and to have an idea of which types of earrings will likely work best for you. In this guide, we’ll go over each face shape - round, oval, square, heart-shaped, diamond, and long - and identify the best earring styles to match each face. With this understanding, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices and make your online earring shopping much, much easier.

The Best Earrings for Round Faces

If you have a round face, your face shape doesn’t taper narrowly down to the chin, and it is, in fact, much more circular. So what shape earrings should you choose for a round face? Earrings that suit a round face are longer, dangling earrings. The best earrings for a round face shape are:

  • A cascade of gemstones
  • An elongated teardrop earring
  • Chains with a bauble on the end
  • Chandelier earrings

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The Best Earrings for an Oval Face

If you’ve got an oval shape, you’re in luck. Not only does just about any earring looks good on you, but just about every shape of eyeglass as well. The options are pretty much endless! This is the ideal face shape for earrings. However, if you’ve been keeping things simple and want to branch out, you could try:

  • Long teardrop-style earrings
  • Drops and studs
  • Hoop earrings

But regardless, you really can’t go wrong. So enjoy it and experiment as much as you’re able to!

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The Best Earrings For a Square Face

If your cheekbones and jawlines are basically the same width and length, you have a “square” or rectangle face. Although it sounds unflattering, there are a remarkable amount of beautiful women with square faces, including a large number of celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde, and Keira Knightley. The best earrings for a rectangle face shape or a square face shape include the following:

  • Hoop earrings, including large hoops.
  • Rounder shaped earrings like pearls, button styles, and other dangling circular earrings.

Remember to avoid square-shaped or wide earrings as they will only accentuate the width of your face.

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Best Earrings for a Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face is similar to a round face but has a larger, wider forehead and a slender jawline. When matching earrings to this face shape, the best choices for earrings for a heart-shaped face are:

  • Ornate chandelier earrings.
  • Longer earrings featuring curving shapes, as these will accentuate your prominent cheekbones.
  • Long teardrop earrings in metal, gemstone, or diamond styles, which can soften the look of a pointier chin.

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The Best Earrings for a Diamond Face Shape

Diamond face shapes are similar to both oval and round face shapes but there is one key difference. Those with diamond face shapes have very strong cheekbones that create the illusion of the forehead and chin appearing narrower. Just as with a heart-shaped face, the best earrings for diamond face shapes are:

  • Long and dangling earrings with soft curving shapes
  • Hoop earrings

Make sure you avoid diamond-shaped earrings, as they might overemphasize the widest part of your face. A diamond face shape and earrings can be somewhat tricky, but sticking with dangling soft-shaped and hoop earrings will really look beautiful.

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The Best Earrings For a Long Face

If you have a long face shape, otherwise known as an oblong face or a narrow face, your face is noticeably longer than it is wide. Your forehead, cheekbones, and chin all are of equal width, and your chin has a rounded shape. The best earrings for an oblong face are those that can add fullness to the narrow look of your face, including:

  • Round shapes, including pear studs, round diamond studs, gemstone studs, or any “button” style of earring, including pearl clusters and gemstone clusters.
  • When it comes to longer dangly earrings, choose styles that have round shapes incorporated into them. Shapes with a softer round shape will help to bring out your cheekbones.

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As you can see, understanding your face shape and how to accentuate or counterbalance your features with the right choices in earrings can make a huge difference with your look. Have you been choosing the wrong kinds of earrings for your face shape now that you know the information above? You can easily try some of our suggestions for the best earrings for your face shape by visiting our Saiso Jewelry online store here. We have a wide range of beautiful earrings to suit any face shape and style.


Rainie Tian