Can your choice of earrings greatly affect your face? For someone with relatively small ears, I prefer big, dangling earrings that draw attention to them. I feel uncomfortable whenever people notice my ears. I have a little collection of dangling earrings in different colors and designs and I love each and one of them.
Have you actually considered the size and shape of earrings you wear? Like wearing clothes, there’s a formula for buying and wearing your earrings. Here’s some things to consider when pulling your look off with the right choice of earrings.
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Consider your face shape
So can earrings affect your face shape? I believe earrings should complement the shape of one’s face. Identify your face shape and find which type of earring will enhance your features or tone down what looks so obvious. The basic formula:
avoid long and thin-shaped earrings, stick with studs and teardrops
stay away from very short earrings, choose chandeliers, teardrops and triangles
do not wear chunky large earrings, instead, go for drop earrings in oval, square to make your face a bit elongated
rounds and ovals work well with this type of face, drop earrings and along with dangling earrings too
Consider your neck as well
I hadn’t noticed it before but my neck is shorter compared a colleague of mine, it made me look like I have a bigger face…accordingly, having a heart-shaped face, I wear chandeliers and teardrops. These will make my neck look longer too thus minimizing the big face appearance.
My choice of teardrop/chandelier earrings are those Bohemian style ones and those with gems. The pairs in the photo above is from Carus Jewellery – the first one in particular is my favorite (or this one inset), a 9ct Gold Peridot & Amethyst Edwardian drop earrings. Each gemstone features milgrain detailing on the edge of each setting, so pretty! I’m no Emma Stone but it’s definitely a lovely accessory I would love to have! Carus has a wonderful collection of antique jewellery from necklaces to earrings, from rings to bracelets. They also bling accessories that make a woman tick.
Remember too that aside from the shape of one’s face and the neck, the length of hair or how it is worn needs agreement with the earrings’ shape. Wearing it in an updo, try some studs and medium length teardrops as long as it agrees with your face shape. Yes, hair length and the right choice of earrings do wonders to your overall look.
One other things to consider would be the shape of the gems. If you don’t like wearing dangling earrings, and only like one piece gems, shapes can get pretty confusing. If you love a round amethyst highlight or a heart-shaped ruby; consider how it will affect your chin and face shape.
Setting and Colors
Gems and stones can be set into precious metals in many different ways. Settings include prong or shared prong settings, but there’s also pave settings, where gems lay flat, placed very close together.
Deborah Chase, author of “Terms of Adornment: The Ultimate Guide to Accessories says: “Round or square, plain or fancy earrings bring light, color and movement to the face. They are the perfect finish to a look, adding balance, polish and personality.”
The Right Choice of Earrings
Earrings, small as they may seem can definitely make or break the overall look of a person. You can have pearls, beads, and every gem you like, just make sure to consider your face shape and the design cut. They can draw attention to your face or disguise what is too obvious and perhaps hide what you don’t want attention to.
Chase’s tips for us include:
-Slender, petite women need airy shapes.
-Larger earrings make the nose look smaller.</div
-Dome earrings de-emphasize a prominent nose.
-Pearls, turquoise, rubies, coral and garnets are flattering on brunettes.
-Emeralds, jade, sapphire, amethyst, silver, platinum and pale gold look especially good on redheads.
-Multicolored earrings brighten the complexion.
-The red glow of rubies and garnets and the fire of diamonds are flattering to all complexions.
-If your face is round, choose oval, asymmetrical or angular shapes rather than round earrings.
-Long faces benefit from broad-shaped earrings.
-Avoid drop earrings if you have a long face or a short neck.
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