Face Shapes and Jewelry
Every woman should understand her face shape and the importance
of working with that shape to make herself attractive.
There is no particular face shape which is more attractive
than the others, it is simply understanding yours and
and knowing how to make yourself more attractive with
jewelry (especially necklaces and earrings), and various
pieces of attire.
There are basically 5 types of face shapes, and
they are as follows: Oval/Oblong; Round; Square; Heart Shape; and
Inverted Heart /Pear. Understanding the difference between
these shapes will be very helpful in choosing the best
jewelry pieces with amazing results in creating the look
you desire. Let's take a quick look at each of these
shapes and you will be able to determine which one best
Here's how to do it!
The simplest and easiest way is to pull your
hair back with pins or a headband so all hair is completely
off the face with the hair line showing. Then, stand
about one foot away from a mirror and look directly into
it. There are other ways, but this one should do it.
Also, check your face when it is "at rest" and " smiling"
to see if that makes a difference. Note: your face shape
can change slightly over the years with changes in weight
The Oval/Oblong face
The Oval shaped face is soft and curved with
an equal distance between the hairline to the eyes and
from the eyes to the chin and the Oblong face is just
a little wider and fuller on the sides. This face shape
can wear almost any necklace or jewelry style. The features
within the face may be soft and curved or sharp and angular,
but the overall face shape will be oval.
Necklaces: Almost any style or shape of necklace
can be worn as long as the design is in proportion to
the individual, whether petite or plus size. Necklaces
should compliment the neckline worn as well as the other
wearer's qualities. Chokers will make the face appear
to be shorter while Princess and Matinee necklaces will
tend to lengthen your face.
Earrings: Almost any shape or style of earrings
can be worn by Oval faces if the design is in proportion
to your face. Avoid styles that are too long as this
will lengthen the face. Wear stud, drops, short dangles,
teardrops, heart, earrings and etc.
The Round Face
The round face is also soft and curved with
an equal distance all around. The nose is the facial
point for this face shape (it is usually as wide as it
is long). The features within the face can be sharp and
angular or soft and curved, but the overall shape of
the face will be round. The object for a round face
is to lengthen its appearance.
Necklaces: Wear longer looping necklaces which draw the eyes
down and lengthen the look of your face. Large pendants
which create a "V" or draws attention below the neckline
creates a powerful triangular point and longer line.
Avoid choker and collar necklaces since they shorten
the neck and add width to the throat.
Earrings: The round face is ideal for wearing
long vertical styles, especially dangles, drops, narrow
chandeliers, open chains and ear threads. Keep in mind
that opposite shapes attract each other, therefore, choose
triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and other long vertically
angular designs. Any style of earring which draws attention
to its long vertical lines will be flattering to a round
The Square Face
A person with a square face has a strong
jaw line. The distance from the top of the face to the
chin is approximately the same as the width of your face.
And, the width of the forehead, cheekbones, and chin
are the same or almost the same. The features within
your face can be soft and curved or sharp and angular
but overall your face shape will be square. A square
face can sometimes be mistaken for an oblong shape, but
the length of the oblong face will become clear when
you compare the two side by side. The objective for
a square face is to soften the angles, making the forehead
and jaw appear narrower and lengthening the face.
Necklines: Square faces need curves and vertical influences which
will soften the jaw lines and make the face appear more
oval. Use V-neck, deep Sabrina neckline, moderate cowl
neck, scoop neckline and etc.
Necklaces: A square face need necklaces with
length and curves to soften the strong jaw line. Matinee,
Opera and Rope lengths are good especially if you have
a short neck as these lengths will create a vertical
line making your face appear longer. Use long oval pendants
or focal's with curves and swirls to counter the angles
of your square face shape. Avoid wearing collar, choker,
and princess length necklaces as they will cause the
neck to appear to be shorter and wider.
Earrings: Your square face is ideal for wearing
large oval hoops, long drop or dangle earrings, and narrow
chandeliers. Any style of earring which adds length to
your face will create a flattering appearance for you.
Avoid stud, post, button and short drop earrings,
The Heart Shaped Face
A heart-shaped face has a wide brow and a
narrow chin. The width of the face at the forehead and
cheekbones is greater the the width at the chin. The
features within the face can be soft and curved or sharp
and angular, but the overall shape will be like a heart.
The top part of the face will usually be soft and curved
with the chin coming to an angular point. The objective
for this face shape is to re-balance the face making
the forehead appear narrower and the jaw line appearing
Necklaces: Heart-shaped faces need short
necklaces to make the jaw line appear shorter and diminish
the sharpness of the chin. Choker, collar, and Princess
lengths are ideal, especially if you have a long neck.
Other options are three strand chokers or chokers with
large round pendants, circular neck wires and short bib-style
necklaces will flatter your heart-shaped face.
Earrings: Use earrings which will widen the jaw line and chin such as medium hoops, teardrops,
curved wires, triangles and other dangling space-filling designs. Avoid small stud, post, button, drops, and long
narrowing earring styles.
The Pear Shape Face (Inverted Triangle)
The pear-shaped face has a narrow brow and
a wide jaw line which is just the opposite of the heart-shaped
face. The width of the face at the jaw line and cheek
bones is greater that at the forehead. The features within
the face can be soft and curved or sharp and angular,
but the basic face shape will be like a pear. The
objective for this face is to re-balance its shape creating
the appearance of a wider forehead and a narrower jaw
Necklines: This face shape need curves to soften the strong jaw
line and make the face appear more oval. Consider wearing
a medium V-neck, collared open shirt, sweetheart neckline
and etc. Avoid turtleneck and square necklines.
Necklaces: Pear-shaped faces need short necklaces
with gentle curves to soften the jaw line. Princess
and matinee are ideal because they place a gentle curve
under the jaw line and lengthen the overall look of the
face. Chain Necklaces with medium to large oval pendants
will also accomplish the same effect.
Earrings: Your choice in earrings can be used to narrow the jaw
line at the eye level and lengthen the facial appearance.
Use small button, studs, and especially, long to medium
long narrow dangles which will lie close to your face
and create a longer oval shaped-face.
I hope this information will help you in making good choices
to enhance the natural beauty of your face. The jewelry
options available to you in today's market are almost
endless, and you should not have any problem finding
some pieces in my jewelry store which will help you achieve
your desired look.
Please contact me for further information.
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