Necklace for every Neckline

Necklace for every Neckline

What different face shapes are there?

Of course, we’re all unique in our own ways and no two face shapes are exactly identical. But, Have you ever considered how your jewellery can complement the shape of your face?

However, the general outline of your face can usually be described as one of the following shapes:

  • Oval
  • Round
  • Square
  • Rectangular
  • Pear shaped or triangular
  • Heart shaped
  • Diamond

Don’t know which face shape you have? Don’t worry, you can easily work it out.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Pull all your hair back away from your face
  2. Use tracing paper and draw around the outline of your face in a mirror
  3. Look at the shape that’s on the paper
  4. The shape that closely resembles the shapes above is your face shape

If you have no tracing paper to hand, here’s another method:

  1. Pull all your hair back away from your face
  2. Get someone to take a photograph of you
  3. draw around the outline of your face
  4. The shape that closely resembles the shapes above is your face shape

Now you’ve worked out your face shape, it’s time to find out which kind of jewellery best suits you.

OVAL FACE

OVAL FACE

A face with an oval form is one that is wider than it is long. The face is rounded with no sharp angles.

The soft curved shapes of a pearl work best to highlight the gentle curves of the oval face!

Shorter earrings create a more balanced appearance and minimise the lengthy face's prominence.

The same is true for shorter chains, like collars that stop just above the shoulders. Choose earrings with shapes that "crawl" up the ear.

You're lucky! As long as the designs are in keeping with the face's proportions, oval faces can wear almost any shape or type of earring.Hence, the only thing to avoid is designs that are overly long, as they will lengthen the oval face. 

SQUARE FACE

SQUARE FACE

A lot of your jewellery will be working to soften the characteristics of your face because a square face comes with a strong jawline.  It is distinguished by a mandible that is square, angular, and has few curves. The width of the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are roughly equal, making the face as broad as it is long.

When you have a square-shaped face, the key to accessorising is to soften these angles and lines and bring equilibrium by giving the appearance that the forehead and jaw line are narrower and the face is longer.

In terms of necklaces, try to avoid short choker styles as these cut off the neck and emphasise the squareness of your jaw. Try a longer necklace which will help the face look longer. (But not too long! “Princess” length works well) that falls into a U shape, such as a simple pearl necklace, as this can help to draw the eye down your neck and elongate the face. Alternatively, a string with a curved pendant can work well. In addition, to give your jewellery a softer appearance, make sure it has curves and flowing forms such as pearl pendants. .

Choose earrings that draw attention away from your face's squareness, such as big oval hoops or teardrops.

SQUARE FACE

ROUND FACE

For many women, the objective is to make the characteristics, such as the eyes and nose, stand out rather than the roundness of the face. Avoiding jewellery that makes your face appear wider is your primary goal if you have a round face. On a round face, selecting looks that can extend the appearance of the face will look good.

For a balanced appearance, choose lengthy necklaces. By causing the eyes to gaze downward, longer, looping necklaces can help lengthen the appearance of the face. Necklaces worn above the collarbone can exaggerate the round shape, so keep this in mind when choosing your new jewellery. 

Large focal components can help creates a powerful point that creates a longer line.  This implies to choose pearldrop or more Keshri pearl earrings when buying earrings. To soften the roundness of your face, you can also choose earrings that reach below the chin.

RECTANGULAR FACE

RECTANGULAR FACE

This face type shares few similarities with square face, but a slightly elongated version of the former. 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 jewellery that minimises the length and curves of your face will give you the best appearance if you have a rectangular face.  To achieve a softer appearance, go for jewellery with lots of curves, crescents, and other round forms.

To achieve this, pick a short necklace that rests high on your neck, like a large, statement-making pearl necklace. A choker or layered pearl choker necklace is a wonderful choice if you also have a long neck. Bold, short statement necklaces are perfect for drawing attention down towards the neck.

Earrings can be used to soften the squareness of your cheeks and jawline. Wearing large, bold styles can add width and camouflage the length of the face. Opt for oval / round shaped earrings. Try and avoid wearing dangle earrings that drop below the chin as this will accentuate the length of your face.

HEART FACE

HEART FACE

The brow and cheeks of this facial shape are the widest parts, and the jawline is strong and tapers into the chin. Try donning a short choker-style pearl jewellery to accomplish this. The goal here is to give the area near to the chin and around the jawline the appearance of fullness. Therefore, princess, choker, and collar lengths are best. To give the appearance of more symmetry, it can be a good idea to wear a chain with a striking pendant.

When it comes to earrings, again aim for something that offers additional width around the jawline. Tear drop shapes are perfect, as they naturally hang down and gradually get wider.

 PEAR FACE OR TRIANGULAR FACE

PEAR FACE OR TRIANGULAR FACE

A pear shaped face, sometimes referred to as a triangular face, is narrower at the forehead and brow, with a prominent jawline. The face tapers in at the cheekbones and at your temple.

The trick for picking jewellery to suit a pear shaped or triangular face is to choose items that soften the jawline. This is easily done by wearing a short necklace that has a soft curve in it. Aim for matinee and princess length necklaces to give the face a longer look; a striking pendant can also help with visual harmony.

You can bring balance to the face with a pair of earrings that are narrower at the bottom than at the top. A pair of studs that feature a narrow statement drop are also a great option, helping to soften the angles of your face. Hoop earrings look great on this face shape, as well as longer earrings with curved shapes to soften the jawline.

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. 

When choosing necklaces, go for matinee and princess lengths to lengthen the face. A striking pendant can also help with visual harmony.

And coming to earring, Hoop earrings and longer earrings with curved shapes look great on a diamond shaped face as they help to soften the jawline. 

Sources-

https://cadcamnyc.com/blogs/our-blog/how-to-choose-the-best-earrings-and-necklaces-for-your-face-shape

https://www.joshuajames.com/blog/how-to-choose-jewellery-to-suit-your-face-shape/