How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Face Shape

How to Choose the Right Jewelry for Your Face Shape

Bayam’s Guide to Choosing the Right Jewelry for Your Face Shape

You might think some jewelry looks better on others; maybe that short gold chain you bought so lovingly doesn’t look the same on you as it does on other people. Well, that might have something to do with the shape of your face. Although it doesn’t sound like it, your face shape actually affects how jewelry looks on you. That’s why choosing the right jewelry that complements and enhances your unique facial features is important. So in this blog post, we will talk about different face shapes and how to choose the right jewelry for your face shape.

Understanding Your Face Shape

There are various face shapes, like round, square, and heart, and you might even have a combination of two. Finding out your shape shape isn’t actually that difficult; simply pull all your hair back and expose your face. Observe the shape of your face and you will most likely know the shape without even looking online. But let’s talk about the main face shapes to help you determine your face shape, and the best jewelry for them.


The oval face shape is long but not wide, and round with no sharp angles—kind of like an egg! Don’t let the “egg” put you off, Rihanna and Chris Hemsworth are known for their beautiful oval face shapes.

Oval is probably the most versatile out of all types as they can pull off almost anything. But one thing you should avoid is longer jewelry; for example, dangle earrings may make your face look longer than it is. Instead, opt for simple studs like our Flower Cluster Diamond Stud Earrings, or short hoops like our Huggie Hoop Diamond Earrings, which will enhance your features. Similarly, opt for shorter chains and necklaces to avoid making your face and neck longer, like an 18” Rope Chain.


The length and width of the round shape are the same; it is soft and curved like the oval shape but with the same length and width—so just a standard round! Some celebrities with round faces include Selena Gomez and Leonardo DiCaprio.

For those with round faces, the goal is to create the illusion of a longer face and add definition. Opt for longer earrings such as dangles, like our Graduated Puffed Gucci Link Chain Dangle Earring, or angular shapes like The Square and Compasses Masonic Stud Earrings to add structure to your features. Avoid round shapes like hoop earrings as they may emphasize the roundness of your face. Similarly, opt for longer chains and necklaces to help lengthen your face and neck. A long Miami Curb Link Chain with a long-shaped pendant like our Diamond Cut Crucifix Jesus Body Pendant or Nugget Charm Pendant will make your face look longer.


The square face shape has minimal to no curve with a square, angular jaw. The length and width of the face are the same, with the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw being equal in width. Celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Henry Cavill are known for their stunning square face shapes.

So, since square faces have such sharp angles and a short jawline, avoid any geometric shapes. Instead, opt for curved and round designs to soften your features, like our High Polished Plain Hoop Earrings. Longer chains and necklaces also look great, especially pendants in curved shapes, like our Diamond-Cut Money Bag Luck Pendant or Last Supper Diamond Cut Medallion Charm Pendant.


The heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and cheeks, and a very defined chin, like Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Gosling.

Since the jawline is missing width compared to the forehead and the chin, wearing triangular earrings that bring attention to the jawline is ideal, like our Textured Diamond Shaped Stud Earrings that will make your jawline look wider and more balanced. Opt for short chains and necklaces to soften the sharp chin, like a short, chunky Miami Cuban Link Chain, which will balance out your features with its round interlocking links.


The diamond-shaped face has a narrow forehead and chin, with the widest point of the face being the cheekbones, just like Megan Fox and Ryan Reynolds.

So you want to make your forehead and chin appear wider. Curved earrings, like our Heart Nugget Stud Earrings and Small Heart Bamboo Hoop Earrings, look great on diamond-shaped faces, as they help soften the jawline. Similarly, a short, thick Herringbone Chain will balance out your features.

Showcase your Features with Bayam

Even though there is a way to style your face based on its shape, what’s important is that you feel good. So despite a jewelry type being recommended against your face shape, you might feel best wearing that jewelry type. There is no trend or guideline more important than what you feel confident in; you know your face and what makes you look good better than anyone. So choose the jewelry that you feel good and confident in!

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