When it comes to picking the perfect pair of earrings, there are plenty of factors to consider. From personal style to celebrity inspiration to following the advice of earring experts to making choices based solely on how the jewelry is going to complement a chosen outfit, there are many different angles from where to tackle the issue of making the right earring choice.

All of the above factors play into your choice but if you want the single, best and most useful piece of advice it is to consider your face shape and facial features. The best earring choices will enhance your natural beauty, highlight the features you love and downplay those you aren't so happy to show off.

Second to face shape, you should also give some consideration to your hair color and hairstyle and also skin tone when picking earrings.

The most flattering pair of earrings can complement the natural angles, curved lines and straight lines of your face, so knowing your face shape and having an understanding of the shapes and variety of earring types available (and there are many, many to choose from) will help. It will guide you to putting together a great accessory collection from which you can choose from various styles of earrings to match your fashion choices.

Here is our guide to the most common face shapes, and some suggestions for which earring shapes are going to be the best match. But first, let's look at how you determine your face shape.

What's Your Face Shape?

The most generally recognized shapes are:

  • Round Face Shape
  • Square Face Shape
  • Rectangle Face Shape
  • Diamond Face Shape
  • Oval Face Shape
  • Heart Face Shape

Figuring out your face shape isn't hard to do and is something that you can figure out in a just a few minutes, right at home. Use the following steps:

  1. Start by tying your hair back so it's away from your jawline.
  2. Look in the mirror and determine which part of your face is the widest. Use a tape measure if you need to. If your forehead is widest, you have a oval-shaped face. If the widest point is your cheekbones, your face is round or heart-shaped. If your face is proportional in width, you are square-faced.
  3. Then, determine the shape of your jaw. Rounded edges indicate a round face, while sharp angles mean you have a square-shaped face. A heart shaped face is indicated by a pointed jawline.
  4. Compare how long your face is with how wide it is. Start at the center of your forehead where the hairline is, then measure down to your chin. Then, measure from one side of your face to the other side. If your face is longer than it is wide, you have an oval-shaped face. If it's wider than it is long, your face is heart-shaped or round. If the measurements are very close, your face is square or diamond-shaped.

What Earrings Should I Wear?

Now that you've figured out your face shape, you can pick out statement earrings, chunky earrings or any other style of earring that suits your look.

Heart Shaped Face 



People with heart-shaped faces are those who have an upper portion of the head that is slightly larger than the lower portion, with a chin that should be slightly pointed at the end. If your face is distinctly a heart shape, then you will benefit best from earrings that leverage the opposite characteristics of your natural angles and lines.

For example, something like a teardrop earring is perfect for an adorable heart-shaped face because it can bring a lot of balance to the lines of your cheeks and chin. The drop effect highlights the narrowness of your jawline whilst also bringing symmetry.

Round Shaped Face 

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People with rounder facial features will typically have features like wider cheekbones and narrow foreheads and jawlines, which results in an overall more circular appearance when looking in the mirror.

If you are someone with big blushing cheeks or an overall face shape that is much more circular than most, then wearing longer, dangle earrings will help to elongate your face and add more dimension to your features. Styles like teardrop earrings and dangling earrings are perfect for achieving this, as well as any other kind of earring that has a sleek and long build design.

Any angular style earrings will also bring some much-needed sharper contour to a rounder facial structure, so this is something to consider if you don't want earrings that are going to hang too far past the lobe.

It is recommended to avoid earrings like studs and hoops, as they are quite short and stout in nature and will make a round face look even rounder.

Square Shaped Face 



The defining feature of a square-shaped face is a jawline and forehead that are relatively parallel in width. Round earrings will often be recommended to those with square faces and a strong jawline as they can help to round out some of the sharper edges of your facial features.

Options like hoop earrings, circular earrings and studs are all great choices for square-shaped faces, helping to soften some of the harsher angles whilst still maintaining your natural beauty.

Oval Shaped Face


A classic oval-shaped face is one that has a not-too-wide forehead that blends in with the line of your high cheekbones, with a slightly narrower but rounded chin. There will also be a great deal of symmetry.

Most experts believe that those with oval-shaped faces are the luckiest, as they are able to effectively pull off any kind of earring style that they wish. You should feel free to experiment with styles like hoops and low-hanging earrings.

Other great choices for an oval-shaped face include studs and triangles. Drops and chandelier earrings are also good options if you are oval-faced.

The truth is that the vast majority of earring styles, shapes and color are going to complement the natural contour of an oval face.

Diamond Shaped Face


Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by eye-catching cheekbones that extend beyond those with other face shapes, along with a signature forehead and a chin that is narrower than your cheekbones. People with a diamond face structure should focus on creating the best balance between the jewelry and their natural features, opting for wide rather than long.

Essentially, you should be looking to accentuate your cheekbones, narrow chin and angular features, and this can be done with styles like chandelier-type earrings.

To balance the top and bottom of a diamond-shaped face, the best earring design is studs as they can help even out your features.

Narrow Face


People with a more extended facial structure and features will often be put in the narrow or long face category.

If you have a narrow, thin or long face, then you will definitely want to avoid earrings that sit too high on your earlobes, because they will only serve to accentuate that length and make the balance look "off".

Instead, it is better to opt for styles that sit nearer the bottom of the lobe in order to avoid making all of your features look even longer than they actually are.

Hopefully, this article has been helpful in giving you some important understanding of the relationship between the shape of your face and the earrings that are best suited to you. Now that you have the perfect accessory in mind, all that is left to do is to browse the Stein Diamonds website where you will find an array of different types of earrings.

We can guarantee that you will find more than one type of earring to perfectly match all of the styling advice that you have read above. You might even end up with an entire earring collection of brand-new pieces!