The Best Earrings for a Heart Shaped Face

What do Reese Witherspoon, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sarah Hyland all have in common? Their heart-shaped face! If you have wondered how to emulate the sophisticated style of these heart face shaped celebrities, we are here to guide you. With a heart-shaped face, the best earring styles for you are long and curved like teardrops and chandeliers. Ready to master accessorizing for your face shape? Keep reading as we break down the characteristics of heart-shaped faces, the best styles of earrings for your face shape, and what shape earrings will only downplay your beauty.

Characteristics of a heart shaped face

Sometimes heart shaped faces are confused with round faces. Not sure if your face is truly heart-shaped? Let’s run through the characteristics of heart face shapes:

  • Your chin is pointed.
  • Your jawline is slender.
  • Your cheeks taper into your jawline.
  • Your forehead is wider than your cheeks and jawline.
  • You may have a widow’s peak at your hairline.

Still not sure if your face is round or a heart? The fullest part of a round face is the cheekbone. A heart face’s fullest part is the forehead.

Now that you know your face shape, it is time to learn about choosing earrings to round out your sharp features.

Best earrings for a heart shaped face

Having a heart shaped face means that your most prominent feature is your wide forehead and pointed chin. To balance these strong features, you will need to highlight your cheekbones and create width around your chin. Elongated and curved earrings will fill in the lower half of your face. By drawing attention to the lower part of your face, your stronger features will appear to have softened. Your best earring styles for this face shape are:

Teardrops (link): Their name comes from their teardrop design that is pointed at the top and curved at the bottom. Teardrop earring’s curved bottom will soften your chin’s edge.

Chandeliers (link): With layers of elaborate designs, chandelier earrings will draw attention away from the upper portion of your face. Chandeliers come in countless styles that can feature tiered metalwork, pave diamonds, and colorful gemstones.

Curved Drops (link): Curved drop earrings add dimension to the lower half of your face. Be sure to avoid long and thin dangling earrings, they will only enhance your pointed chin.

Hoops (link): No other earrings speak louder than hoops. Medium and large-sized hoops command attention, making the lower half of your face the focal point.

Tassels (link): Tassel earrings are incredibly playful with their flowing designs. We recommended wearing tassel earrings in a hoop setting and tassel earrings with a wide body. Avoid long and thin tassel earrings.


Worst earrings for a heart shaped face

No one likes hearing that their earring choices are limited. However, there are certain styles that will not enhance your beauty. Long and thin earrings will bring attention to your chin. Small designs like studs, huggies, and haloes do not have any balancing benefits. We recommend avoiding:

  • Thin Drop Earrings
  • Diamond, Pearl, and Metal Studs
  • Huggies
  • Threaders
  • Halos
  • Crawlers
  • Jackets


Final Thoughts

Finding the perfect earrings that flatter your heart-shaped face has never been easier. I hope this guide will help you choose the best pair of earring to wear that look right and compliment your face. Remember, choose earrings that are long and curved and your heart-shaped features will always be perfectly balanced.

Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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