Which Earrings Best Suit My Face Shape?

Posted by Clare Izaguirre on

When it comes to taking care of our appearance, most of us go by a few ground rules. Like wearing clothes that flatter our body shape, wearing makeup that suits our skin tone and having a haircut that suits our face shape. But what are the rules for earrings?

Join us as we take a look at face shapes and how certain earrings complement them.

What are the most common face shapes?

The typical face shapes are oval, square, round, triangle, heart and diamond shape.

How do I find out my face shape?

There are a few ways to identify which face shape you have and some are more involved than others! Try out some of these methods below to discover yours.

Take a good look in the mirror

Put your hair up and off your face so you can clearly see the outline of your face. Take a good look at your facial features- your forehead, cheekbones and jawline. It’s a useful way to identify characteristics you have and understand where they sit and essentially the core of what face shape group you fit into.

If you have a rounded chin perhaps you have a round face shape. Or you might have large eyes and a pointed jaw, meaning you may have a heart-shaped face.

Trace your face

A useful way of finding out is by using a washable pen and drawing your face outline on the mirror. Take a look at the finished result. The team at Aquila Jewellery had fun with this one!


If you’d like to get scientific and measure your proportions you can follow this Cosmopolitan guide with the aid of The Wisdom of Your Face author and Chinese face reading expert Jean Haner.

App it

In a few minutes you can get all the info you need from an app that maps out your face and analyses its shape. Try Find Your Face Shape.

What are the best earrings for my face shape?

A general approach is not to choose earrings that mirror your face shape, but earrings that are the exact opposite of your face shape! So if you have a round face you don’t choose hoops, you choose dangle earrings.

What earrings suit an oval face shape?

Oval faces have gentle curves and proportions such as foreheads wider than the chin, high and prominent cheekbones and a soft rounded jawline.

They tend to suit all styles of earrings. From teardrop earrings to large hoop earrings, those with oval faces can wear any style easily.


Wear hoops. They are perfect for oval face shapes as they draw attention to the cheekbones.

Why not try our Banda textured gold creole hoops? They are half-crescent shaped, uniquely textured and ideal for everyday wear and special occasions too.


It’s best to avoid very narrow, long earrings in case they elongate the face further making it look drawn.

What earrings suit a round face shape?

Round faces have a circular shape and often have a forehead as wide as the cheekbones. They have soft cheekbones, a rounded jawline and no prominent angles or corners. 


Choose long earrings. Why? Because the length of the earrings draws the eye down, creating the illusion of length. Choose elongated earrings like teardrop earrings or dangle earrings which elongate round faces.

Our Agonda gold trio drop earrings are the perfect choice with their eye-catching texture, movement and of course, length. Wear your hair off your face to let the earrings shine.



  • Avoid large hoop earrings as they can accentuate the roundness of your face and make it appear wider than it is.


    What earrings suit a square face shape?

    A square face shape is characterised by a straight forehead and a strong jawline. The overall appearance is symmetrical and angular. 

  • For a square face shape choose earrings that draw attention away from the jawline, like large hoop earrings. By picking earrings that bring some curves and softness, the contrast i face shape and earring proportions should work out nicely.

    Agonda - Large Hammered Gold Hoops

    Our Agonda large hammered gold earrings should do just the trick. Round and soft, they bring curves to your face. Don’t forget that regular maintenance will have your earrings looking as lovely as the day you bought them.


    Square-shaped and angular earrings are going to accentuate the dimensions of a square face so it’s best to steer clear.

    What earrings suit a triangle shape face?

    Also known as a an ‘inverted pear shape’ those with a triangle face shape tend to have a wide forehead, cheeks that are narrower than the forehead and a pointed chin.


    Go for earrings that balance out the face and draw attention to the upper part of the face.

    Stud earrings are a good choice like our Palawan mixed metal round studs.


    Avoid earrings with an angular shape at the bottom or long thin earrings as these may make the jaw shape more prominent.

    Go for earrings that balance out the face and draw attention to the upper part of the face.

    What earrings suit a heart shape face?

    A heart-shaped face has a broader forehead, wide cheekbones and a narrow jawline and chin that taper down the face and round at the bottom.


    Small to medium-sized hoop earrings will work well by elongating the face shape. Our Banda 925 sterling silver creole hoops will soften any angles and also bring an eye catching sheen when in sunlight.

    Banda - Silver Creole Hoops


    Try not to wear pointed earrings or large hoops as they may make the chin shape appear narrower and sharper.

    What earrings suit a diamond shape face?

    The proportions of a diamond shape face are generally a narrow forehead and chin with wide cheekbones.


    Similar to heart shape faces, lean towards small to medium-sized hoops. Our Agonda extra small silver hoops are a nice choice to draw attention away from wider cheekbones and to elongate the face.

    extra small hoops


    Chunky earrings or earrings with a lot of volume at the top make a diamond face look wider than it is.

    All in all…

    Face shapes are one thing but it’s really all about the proportions of your face when it comes to earrings. Experimenting with necklines and hairstyles also assists in learning what works for you and your face shape.

    Have fun, get creative and remember jewellery is all about self-expression - and there are no limitations on that. So whatever you discover about your face shape, it’s just a rough guide on what earrings may flatter your face shape, not a rule. You make the style rules!

    Which earrings work for your face shape?  We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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