The Best Earrings for a Square Face Shape

Did you know that you can soften square faces with just a pair of earrings? Forget tediously applying makeup or getting expensive procedures. With the right earrings, you will instantly soften harsh angles, add dimension, and bring balance to your face. Enhance your square face’s beauty with long and rounded earrings like hoops and teardrops. Keep reading to discover how to choose earring styles that look perfect on square faces and which styles to leave out of your jewelry box.

Characteristics of a Square Face Shape

Sometimes people confuse square and round faces because both have full cheeks. Not sure if your face is truly a square? Read through our square face shape checklist:

  • Your face is about as wide as it is long.
  • Your forehead and jawline are nearly the same width.
  • Your forehead is broad.
  • Your cheekbones are the fullest part of your face.
  • The sides of your face are straight.
  • Your jawline is strong.
  • Your chin is square or flat.

Keep in mind that square shaped faces are less curved than round faces. The most distinctive feature of square faces is its pronounced jawline. If this sounds like you, we have the best earrings to flatter your square face shape.

Best Earrings for a Square Face Shape

The goal of choosing earrings for square faces is to choose earrings that soften the hard edges of your face. You will be happy to know that there are tons of earring styles for you to try out. Look for earrings with long designs and round accents to offset your strong features. When choosing earrings, we recommend the following earring styles to bring balance to your square shaped face:

Round Diamond Studs (link): Round studs are a must-have for any jewelry lover. Their simple yet classic design will add an air of elegance that can be enjoyed at every occasion.

Round Halos (link): A simple ring of diamonds adds major glamour to studs. Round halo earrings bring an extra level of softness and sparkle to your style.

Pearl Studs (link): You can choose to wear round pearls or pearls with organic shapes. Their gentle luminance adds the perfect touch of femininity.

Chandeliers (link): These elaborate drop earrings are made of layers with soft and twisting designs. Chandelier dangling earrings will soften your face and capture attention with their rich adornment of gemstones.

Round Hoops (link): Medium and large hoops will add additional dimension to your face. Their bold presence will detract attention from your face’s hard lines.

Teardrops (link): The teardrop dangle earrings have a droplet design that adds curvature to the lower half of your face. The teardrop’s curved bottom will offset strong jawlines.

Tassels (link): Tassel earrings come in an array of designs, but we recommend tassels in a round setting. This way, you can enjoy the dimension provided by the round setting and length from the free-flowing tassels.


Worst Earrings for Square Face Shapes

There are just a few earring styles that people with square faces should avoid. Don’t choose earrings with square designs such as square studs and square hoops. These earrings will only emphasize the hard lines of your jaw and chin. We recommend avoiding:

  • Square diamond studs like princesses and cushions
  • Square diamond haloes
  • Square hoops
  • Square accents


Final Thoughts

All it takes is a pair of earrings to enhance your square face’s beauty. Once you put on long earrings or round earrings, you will be amazed by how soft your face becomes. Which of our recommended earring styles are you ready to add to your jewelry box? We hope that you enjoy the effortless and inexpensive face transformation that these earrings will bring you.

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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