Earrings, just like any other accessory you put on or next to your face, should accent your strongest features. We spoke to Miami-based fine jewelry designer Daniella Kronfle, who founded her eponymous label seventeen years ago, about the types of earrings that will go best with each of the four most popular face types and rounded up the most beautiful pieces to shop right now.
“Oval faces feature foreheads that are as wide as the cheekbones. The face narrows from the cheeks to the chin, creating the oval shape. Oval shaped faces have incredible versatility and can wear almost every style of earring. The best earring shapes for your face are hoops, pearls, teardrops, and ovals which provide a soft complement to your face’s natural contour.”
Nancy Newberg Yellow Gold Large Teardrop Earrings
We love the bold oversize teardrop design and sophisticated details such as pearls and diamonds of these gold earrings.
To buy: $7,800, modaoperandi.com
Daniella Kronfle Passeggiata Hoop Earrings
Kronfle, who is also a certified gemologist, designed these stunning hoops with amethyst and opal gemstones.
To buy: $5,500, daniellakronfle.com
Ippolita Polished Rock Candy 18-karat gold, Mother-of-pearl and Turquoise Earrings
The contrast between the turquoise and mother-of-pearl in these earrings is so beautiful. The combination of the two gemstones reminds us of the ocean.
To buy: $2,495, net-a-porter.com
“A square face shape is equally long as it is wide—the cheekbones and jawline are the same width. Ear clips with rounded or angular edges are great choices because they bring attention to your ears and help soften your face’s natural angles.”
Annie Costello Brown Novus Sterling Silver Pearl Clip Earrings
These gorgeous clip earrings are handcrafted with pearls sourced from Japan and sport spiral-inspired design. They are the perfect everyday accessory.
To buy: $335, net-a-porter.com
Marni Monile Gold-tone Clip Earrings
Crafted from antiqued gold-tone metal, these clip earrings ooze modern sophistication.
To buy: $440, net-a-porter.com
Giovane 18K Oxidized Gold, Pink Sapphire And Pearl Earrings
Celebrate spring with these daisy-inspired earrings that feature South Sea pearls, rubies, and diamonds.
To buy: $11,220, modaoperandi.com
“Round faces tend to have fuller cheeks and be narrow at the forehead and jawline. Women with round shaped faces look best in long angular styles, drop earrings, hoops, or dangles to elongate the face.”
Oscar de la Renta Short Beaded Tassel Earrings
This pair of gorgeous coral-hued tassel earrings are the perfect accessory to pack for your next beach getaway.
To buy: $425, nordstrom.com
Wwake Linear Chain Earrings
These delicate mismatched earrings are crafted with opals, tanzanites, emeralds, and white diamonds.
To buy: $1,598, wwake.com
Bony Levy Kiera French Cut Diamond Hoop Earrings
These classic hoop earrings have been given a high-end makeover—they are crafted from 18-karat gold and are encrusted with 44 diamonds.
To buy: $3,295, nordstrom.com
“It’s essential to pick an earring style that will balance out the jaw and minimize the forehead-heavy appearance.”
Sydney Garber Diamond Oval Loop Earrings
Add a little sparkle to your life with these loop earrings that feature 1.25 carats-worth of white diamonds and 18-karat polished white gold.
To buy: $12,100, barneys.com
Ileana Makri White-diamond Drop Earrings
These earrings may have been created from classic elements such as oval hoops hanging from diamond encrusted rectangle bar studs but the combination of both is definitely unique and eye-catching.
To buy: $5,990, barneys.com
Aurélie Bidermann Vintage Lace Drop Earrings
Bidermann’s lace-inspired earrings are made in France from gold-plated brass and we’d wear them with a chic black dress.
To buy: $372, farfetch.com