Faces and Shapes

The purpose of jewelry is to accentuate your beauty and augment your outfit. Whether jewelry is an enhancement to an outfit or the focal point, the shape of your face has a dramatic impact on the visual perception of the piece.

Below are helpful guides in not only helping you determine the shape of your face and the earring type and necklace length that enhance the individual beauty of the shape of your face.

How to Determine Your Face Shape

Determining your face shape is the first step in determing the best style and length of jewelry that will look best on you.

To determine your face shape, you will have take these four measurements across your face. Stand in front of a good mirror and take these four measurements on your face, noting down all four of them.

Top of Your Cheekbone: Rest the tape on the top of your cheekbones, just past the outer corner of your eye. Take the tape to the same point on the other side of your face in a straight line across the bridge of your nose.

Jawline: Put the tape on the jawline of your face near the base of your ear. Run the tape along your jawline up to middle of your chin. This is half your jawline length. Multiple the measurement by two to get your jawline length.

Forehead: Place one end of the tape on one side of the forehead at the widest point halfway between your eyebrow and the hairline. Run the tape in a straight line to the same point on the opposite side of the face.

Face Length: Starting at the middle of your hairline, run the measuring tape down your face, over your nose, to the tip of your chin.