The Best Earrings for an Oblong Face Shape

Is there anything worse than splurging on earrings only to realize that they don’t suit your face? Depending on your face shape, there are earring styles that will best compliment your face structure. If you have an oblong face, studs, haloes, teardrops, and earrings with rounded accents will soften your sharp features. Keep reading to learn more about the best earrings for an oblong face and what styles will only detract from your beauty.

Characteristics of an Oblong Face Shape

Not sure if you have an oblong face? Some people confuse oval and oblong faces. Read through the characteristics of an oblong face:

  • Your face is long and narrow.
  • Your face is longer than it is wide.
  • Your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are about the same width.
  • Your cheeks are not full.
  • You have a high forehead.
  • Your chin is square or flat.

Does this sound like you? If you said yes to most of these characteristics, then you have an oblong face. Next up, discover the earring styles that will round out your features.

Best Earrings for an Oblong Shaped Face

With an oblong face (sometimes referred to as rectangle), you will need to emphasize the width of your face. Earrings with round features will soften your cheekbones and jawline. The good news is that there are plenty of earring styles for you to pick from. To add more roundness to your face, try these earring styles:

Round diamond studs (link): The perfect jewelry box staple. Round diamond stud earrings look great for every occasion and pair with any outfit.

Pearl studs (link): In the last few years, pearls have experienced a style revival. By wearing pearl studs, you will soften your face with a touch of classic Hollywood glamour.

Medium-sized hoops (link): Hoops are an easy way to show off major personality. Make sure you skip large hoops because they can highlight the length of your face.

Huggies (link): Think of huggies as mini hoop earrings. Huggies rest closely to your ear, practically hugging the earlobe.

Teardrops (link): Their water drop design does add a bit of length to your face, but teardrop earring’s gentle curve will offset any sharpness.

Round halos (link): Halos are stud earrings with a ring of small diamonds around them. With round haloes, you can add serious glamour and sparkle to any look.

Clusters (link): Cluster earrings can be made up of an arrangement of various diamond shapes and sizes. Depending on the diamond arrangement, clusters can be whimsical or red carpet-worthy.


Worst Earrings for an Oblong Face Shape

While letting go of an old pair of beloved earrings is not easy, you may watch to ditch certain earring styles. As oblong faces have elongated and sharp bone structure, avoid wearing long and angular earrings. These styles will only emphasize your face’s sharp features. We recommend avoiding:

  • Square diamond studs
  • Drop earrings
  • Large hoops
  • Long and narrow tassels
  • Threaders
  • Square accents


Final Thoughts

We hope that you are excited to shop for earrings that will perfectly suit your oblong face. With your face shape, you have so many earring options to choose from and will never get bored. By wearing earrings with rounded accents, you will effortlessly balance your stronger features and look radiant.

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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