Choosing the perfect earrings for your face shape

Updated: Apr 2

Buying jewellery online can overwhelming at times, not least because you can’t try pieces on in person to figure out what suits you best. However, selecting styles that most flatter your face shape can be a useful way of narrowing down the options. If you’re struggling to know which earrings will work for you then read on for some handy tips on how to choose the right pair…

Round face

If the length and width of your face are broadly the same and your hairline and jawline are subtly rounded then you have a round face.

To add the illusion of length, try picking earrings that have a long drop like the Large Teardrop Earrings or the Apollo Earrings, both of which draw the eye down the face towards the neck.

These are definitely statement pieces, but because they’re made from square section Ecosilver wire, they’re really light and comfortable to wear, despite their size.

If you’re after something a bit smaller, the Small Teardrop Earrings and Teardrop Stud Earrings are good alternatives and the sort of styles that you can wear day in and day out.

Square or rectangle face

If you have a strong jawline and a hairline that goes straight across your forehead then you’re probably a square or rectangle face shape.

A simple hoop style can work really well to soften the angles of your face. Try the Callisto Hoop Eararings, a punky twist on a classic design, or the Large Luna Hoop Earrings which have a little detachable charm so that you can wear them as a plain pair too.

If you're after something simple, but beautiful for everyday, you can't go wrong with the Parallel Hoop Earrings which are so comfortable to wear that you'll hardly know you've got them in.


If your face is longer than it is wide (with the cheeks as the widest part), then you have an oval face.

Most styles will suit you well, but to balance out the length of your face, try opting for round earrings such as the Single Orbit Hoop Earrings or, if you’re feeling bold, the Double Orbit Hoops.

If you’re a daintier option then the Triangle Stud Earrings and the Small Luna Hoop Earrings are both worth considering.

Heart or inverted triangle

If your forehead is wider than your jawline and your face tapers down to a narrow point, you are a heart or inverted triangle shape (Reece Witherspoon is the classic heart shape)

Simple stud earrings such as the Mini Meteorite Stud Earrings and the Mini Orbit Hoops are a fantastic choice for everyday wear. Or, for something a little bit dressier try the Small teardrop earrings or the Triangle/rectangle earrings both of which will flatter by balancing out the space next to your jaw.

I hope you found that guide useful, to browse my full range of earrings available in 100% recycled Ecosilver and gold plated silver just click HERE

Elin Horgan is a designer & maker of beautifully simple handmade jewellery, all crafted from sustainable materials in her Bristol studio.