March 22, 2024

Pure Pearls Weekly Newsletter: Find the BEST Pearl Earrings for Your Face Shape!



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Best Pearl Earrings for Your Face Shape



Learning what your face shape is can help you make more informed decisions about hairstyles, jewelry, and makeup that will complement your natural features. First, you should know how to find out that information!

Here's a simple guide to help you figure out your face shape:

You'll need a flexible tape measure. Alternatively, you could use a ruler and a piece of string (which you'll then measure against the ruler), and a mirror. Measure your face, and take the following measurements down:
Forehead Width: Measure the width of your forehead at its widest point. This is usually halfway between your eyebrows and hairline.

Cheekbone Width: Measure from the pointiest part of one cheekbone to the other, across the nose.

Jawline Width: Measure from the tip of your chin to the point below your ear where your jaw angles upwards. Multiply this number by two to get the full measurement.

Face Length: Measure from the center of your hairline straight down over the nose to the bottom of your chin.
Analyze Your Measurements: Compare the numbers to see which parts of your face are the longest and widest.
Oval: If your face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones, and the forehead is greater than the jawline, you likely have an oval face shape.

Round: Your face is roughly as long as it is wide, with the widest point being at the cheeks and with a rounded jaw.

Square: All measurements are fairly similar, with a sharp jaw angle. Your face is as wide as it is long.

Rectangle and Oblong: Face length is the greatest measurement. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size.
Diamond: Your face length is largest. Then, in descending order: cheekbones, forehead, and the smallest is the jawline. The chin is pointed.

Heart: The forehead measures greater than the cheekbones and jawline. The chin is pointed.

Triangle: The jawline measures greater than cheekbones, which measure larger than the forehead.

Best Pearl Earrings for Rectangle Face Shape

Rectangle and Oblong Face Shapes

The goal with earrings is generally to add width and create an illusion of a shorter face, achieving a more balanced appearance. Pearl earrings, with their classic and versatile appeal, can be an excellent choice. Here are some pearl earring styles that tend to flatter oblong face shapes:

  1. Stud Earrings: Simple pearl studs can add a touch of elegance without elongating the face. They draw attention to the eye area and can help make the face appear wider.

  2. Cluster Earrings: Pearls arranged in a cluster like our Akoya Pearl and Diamond Renee Earrings or something with a floral design can add breadth to the face, especially if they have a bit of spread. These are perfect for adding a statement without lengthening the face.

  3. Short Drop or Dangle Earrings: Opt for pearl earrings that have a short drop. The idea is to add some width or a focal point that doesn't draw the eye downwards. Earrings that feature pearls in a short drop design can be particularly flattering.

  4. Chandelier Earrings with Width: While chandelier earrings are often long, choosing a pair that emphasizes width over length can beautifully complement an oblong face. Look for designs where the most decorative part sits on the earlobe and spreads outward rather than downward.

  5. Hoop Earrings with Pearls: Hoops naturally add width to the face, and when adorned with pearls, they strike a lovely balance between sophistication and fun. Opt for medium-sized hoops to ensure they don't elongate the face.

  6. Ear Cuffs with Pearls: For a modern twist, pearl ear cuffs that climb up the ear can add interest and a sense of width to the face without dangling down. This can be a stylish way to wear pearls in a non-traditional manner.

  7. Button Earrings: Similar to studs but often larger and flatter, button pearl earrings can also help to add a sense of width to the face, making them a great choice for those with oblong face shapes.


Best Pearl Earrings for Triangle Face Shape 

Triangle Face Shape

What we want here is for your earrings to balance the face by adding width at the top, drawing attention upwards, and subtly softening the jawline. Pearl earrings, with their timeless elegance, can be an excellent accessory to achieve this balance. Here are the pearl earring styles best suited for a triangle face shape:

  1. Pearl Stud Earrings: Classic pearl studs are versatile and can subtly bring attention to the upper part of your face without adding volume at the jawline.

  2. Drop Earrings with a Single Pearl: Look for pearl drop earrings that feature a single pearl at the bottom. These can help elongate the face slightly and draw the eye up without adding unnecessary width at the jaw.

  3. Pearl Hoop Earrings: Hoops that aren’t too large and have pearls can help to balance the face by adding a bit of width higher up. Choose pearl hoops that are medium in size to maintain the focus upward.

  4. Teardrop or Pear-Shaped Pearl EarringsEarrings with a teardrop pearl design can help to elongate the face and bring attention upwards, which is ideal for triangle face shapes.

  5. Chandelier or Cluster Earrings: Chandelier or cluster earrings that are wider at the top can help to balance the wider jawline of a triangle face shape. Look for designs where the most decorative part, preferably with multiple pearls or a combination of pearls and stones, sits on the earlobe and tapers slightly as it descends.

  6. Ear Jackets with Pearls: Ear jackets often have a decorative element that fans out from below the earlobe, which can add width higher up on the ear. When these feature pearls, they combine the soft elegance of pearls with a structure that can help balance the face.


Best Pearl Earrings for Diamond Face Shape 

Diamond Face Shape

What we want to see happen for earrings worn with a diamond face shape is that they'll accentuate the cheekbones while adding width to the chin and forehead. The following pearl earring styles will be a perfect choice to complement this face shape. 

  1. Stud EarringsPearl studs, especially larger pearl types like White South Sea are timeless and can help bring attention to the center of the face without adding width at the cheekbones, making them ideal for diamond face shapes.

  2. Drop Earrings with a Rounded Base: Look for long drop earrings like our Triple Drop Akoya Pearl Dangles that feature pearls in a rounded or teardrop design at the bottom. This style can help add some softness and volume near the chin, balancing the narrower lower half of the face.

  3. Hoop Earrings with Pearls: Hoops can add a slight width to the forehead and chin areas, subtly balancing out the cheekbones. Choose hoops that are not too large and have pearls, either as the main material or embellished along the hoop, to maintain elegance and add softness.

  4. Chandelier Earrings with Volume at the Bottom: Earrings that are more voluminous at the bottom can help add width to the chin area. If they feature pearls, especially in a chandelier design that incorporates softer shapes or multiple pearls, they can beautifully complement a diamond face shape by bringing a visual balance to the narrower chin.

  5. Cluster Pearl Earrings: Cluster earrings that feature multiple pearls grouped together can offer a soft yet significant presence on the ear, adding a visual balance without elongating the face. This style is particularly flattering as it brings focus to the middle of the face.

  6. Curved or Angular Drop Earrings: Earrings that have a gentle curve or an angular drop with pearls can also flatter a diamond face shape. They draw attention while softly contrasting with the natural angles of the face.


Best Pearl Earrings for Heart-Shaped Faces 

Heart Shaped Face

When choosing pearl earrings for a heart-shaped face, consider the size of the pearls and the overall length of the earrings in relation to your face size and features. You want to choose earrings that complement your face without overwhelming it. We want pearl earrings to add width around the lower part of the face to balance the narrower chin, and to subtly draw attention away from the forehead. 


  1. Teardrop Pearl Earrings: Earrings that feature a pearl in a teardrop shape can help add volume near the chin without overpowering it, subtly balancing the narrower lower face with the wider forehead.

  2. Chandelier Earrings with PearlsChandelier earrings that are wider at the bottom can add the illusion of a wider lower face, which helps balance a heart-shaped face beautifully. Look for styles that incorporate pearls with softer, rounder shapes to add elegance.

  3. Drop Earrings with Round PearlsDrop earrings that end with a single round pearl can add a subtle length and volume near the chin area, helping to soften the face's angular lower half.

  4. Cluster EarringsEarrings with clusters of pearls can add breadth to the area around the jawline and cheekbones, balancing out the width of the forehead. This style brings a soft, rounded contrast to the face's angular lower half.

  5. Hoop Earrings with Pearl AccentsMedium-sized pearl hoop earrings can also flatter heart-shaped faces. The hoops add a slight width to the jawline area, and the pearls bring a touch of elegance and softness.

  6. Button Pearl Earrings: Large button pearl earrings can help draw attention to the middle of the face and subtly add width around the cheekbones and jawline, offering a soft counterbalance to the narrower chin.


Best Pearl Earrings for Round Faces 

Round Face Shapes

For round face shapes, the ideal is to select earrings that will help elongate the face and add a touch of angularity to balance the roundness. When choosing pearl earrings for a round face, it's also important to consider the length and proportion of the earrings in relation to your face and features. Opting for styles that extend beyond the jawline can help achieve the most flattering effect.

  1. Long Drop Pearl Earrings: Earrings that feature pearls in a long drop design like our Akoya Pearl and Diamond Bellatrix Dangle Earrings can help elongate the face, drawing the eye vertically and creating the illusion of a longer, slimmer face shape. Look for styles where the pearl is at the end of the drop for maximum elongating effect.

  2. Pearl Dangle Earrings: Similar to drop earrings but potentially more fluid or with additional elements, dangle earrings with pearls can add movement and length to the face, providing a counterbalance to its roundness.

  3. Angular Pearl Earrings: Earrings with geometric shapes or angular designs, incorporating pearls, like our Deco-style White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Bowie Earrings, can add some angular contrast to the soft curves of a round face. Think of squares, rectangles, or even angular teardrop shapes that feature pearls.

  4. Pearl Hoop Earrings: While traditional round hoops might not be the best match for a round face, consider hoops that are oval-shaped or have a geometric twist. If they’re embellished with pearls, they can combine the elegance of pearls with a shape that complements a round face by adding length.

  5. Ear Climbers with Pearls: Ear climbers that feature pearls can draw the eye upward, creating a vertical line that elongates the face. This modern style can be a subtle yet effective way to add an elongating effect to your look.

  6. Baroque Pearl Earrings: Baroque pearls are irregularly shaped, and their unique forms can add an interesting visual contrast to the softness of a round face. Earrings featuring a single baroque pearl or a linear arrangement of several pearls like our Baroque Tahitian Triple Drop Earrings can be particularly flattering.


 Best Pearl Earrings for Square Faces

Square Face Shape

For those with a square face shape, characterized by a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong, angular jawline, the aim with earrings is often to soften the angularity and add a touch of elegance and softness to the face. Pearl earrings, with their inherent grace and timelessness, can be a perfect accessory for achieving this balance. Here are some pearl earring styles that are particularly flattering for square face shapes:

  1. Round Pearl Studs: The classic round pearl stud earrings are ideal for softening the angular features of a square face. Their simplicity and round shape provide a soft contrast to the straight lines of the jaw and forehead.

  2. Drop Earrings with Round Pearls: Earrings that feature round pearls in a drop design can help elongate the face and draw attention away from the jawline's angularity. Look for drops that are not too long but have a noticeable round or oval pearl at the end like our Classic Akoya Pearl Dangle Earrings.

  3. Oval Pearl Earrings: Earrings with an oval-shaped pearl, whether as studs or part of a drop design, can also help to soften the face's angular aspects. The elongated shape of the pearl adds a gentle contrast to the square face.

  4. Chandelier Earrings with Soft Shapes: Chandelier earrings that incorporate pearls with soft, rounded designs can add a touch of femininity and sophistication, drawing the eye vertically and softening the face's natural angles.

  5. Hoop Earrings with Pearl Accents: Hoops can add curves to the face, and when adorned with pearls, they combine the softness of the pearls with the curve of the hoops to soften the strong angles of a square face shape. Opt for medium-sized hoops like these sparkling White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Enchantment Hoop Earrings to ensure they complement rather than overpower your features.

  6. Baroque or Irregularly Shaped Pearl Earrings: The unique shapes of baroque pearls can add an interesting visual element and soften the face's angularity. Earrings featuring a single large baroque pearl or several smaller ones can be particularly flattering.

  7. Cluster Pearl EarringsCluster earrings that bring together multiple pearls in a soft, rounded design can add volume and softness near the ears, balancing the angular jawline and broad cheekbones of a square face.


Ultimately, the best pearl earrings for you are those that make you feel confident and beautiful.

While it's helpful to know which styles can enhance your natural face shape, jewelry is an expression of personal style. Your unique tastes and comfort should always guide your final choice.




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