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Choosing Jewellery for Your Face Shape: Flattering Your Features

Choosing Jewellery for Your Face Shape: Flattering Your Features

At Julia Otilia, we believe jewellery is more than just an accessory: it’s an expression of who you are, of your authentic beauty, values and beliefs. Conscious jewellery can make you feel empowered, beautiful and at ease with yourself. In order to find jewellery pieces that suit you effortlessly, it can be helpful to not only consider which jewellery colour looks best on you, but also which jewellery shapes complement your unique facial features. Just as clothing styles can be intentionally chosen to flatter different body shapes, jewellery can be selected to complement and balance the features of your face. Let’s look into some of the reasons why face shape matters when selecting timeless, sustainable jewellery:

  • Enhancing Natural Features: choosing jewellery that complements your face shape can enhance your natural features. For example, the right earrings can draw attention to your eyes, and a necklace can accentuate your neckline. This attention to detail contributes to an overall polished and thoughtfully curated look.


  • Balancing Proportions: different face shapes have varying proportions and angles. Selecting jewellery that balances these proportions can create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing look. For instance, elongated earrings can visually lengthen a round face, while rounded designs can soften the angles of a square face.


  • Personal Confidence: when you feel that your jewellery complements your face shape, it can boost your confidence, knowing you look beautiful and thoughtfully stylish.


  • Navigating Jewellery Trends: understanding your face shape helps you navigate jewellery trends more effectively. While certain jewellery styles may be trending, choosing those that suit your face shape ensures that your jewellery flatters your personal look, allowing you to opt for more sustainable and timeless choices beyond what is currently on trend.

What is my face shape? Identifying your face shape to find the jewellery that flatters you most

Before we explore the ideal jewellery choices for each different face shape, we will help you to identify which face shape you have. Whether your face shape is oval, square, round, diamond, rectangular or heart, knowing your unique features will guide you in choosing jewellery that not only complements but elevates your natural beauty. Using the illustrations below, you can compare and discover your personal face shape:

Choosing jewellery for an oval face shape

Have you been blessed with an oval face shape? Then you’re in luck! An oval face shape is characterized by balanced proportions, slightly wider cheekbones, and a gently rounded forehead and jawline. With well-defined contours, this versatile shape suits a variety of different jewellery styles. From statement pieces to asymmetrical designs, most jewellery shapes will look wonderful with your face shape, so don’t be afraid to experiment. 

Choosing jewellery for a square face shape

Typical for the square face are the sharp and strong lines and shapes. We would suggest to opt for rounded, organically shaped jewellery designs to soften these angular features and create balance, such as creole or hoop earrings and curved necklaces. Furthermore, earrings that cascade or have a flowing design can add movement and softness to a square face. Considering this, our Swirling Wind earrings would be a perfect choice for you!

Choosing jewellery for a round face shape

If you have a round face shape, ideally you’ll want to choose jewellery that adds definition and elongates your face. On the other hand, you may want to avoid overly round or hoop earrings as they further emphasize the round shape of your face, rather than create balance. A round face benefits most from angular and longer earring designs like drop or dangle styles, which add a sense of length through vertical lines. Similarly, long necklaces or those with a V-shaped pendant have a lengthening and harmonizing effect for your face shape.


Choosing jewellery for a diamond face shape

For a diamond face shape, we suggest opting for delicate earrings like studs or hoops to balance the narrower jaw and forehead. Opt for necklaces with pendants or delicate chains to highlight the elegant angles. You could choose to avoid overly wide or angular designs, opting for pieces that enhance the natural grace of the face.


Choosing jewellery for a rectangular face shape

For a rectangular face shape, we would choose stud or clustered earrings to add width and balance. Statement earrings with curves tend to soften angular features. Opt for short to medium-length necklaces like collars or chokers to create the illusion of a shorter face. You may want to avoid overly long, thin earrings or necklaces that accentuate length.

Choosing jewellery for a heart face shape

A heart-shaped face is most flattered by earrings with wider bottoms, such as teardrops or chandeliers to balance the narrow chin. Necklaces with gentle curves or V-shaped pendants complement the heart-shaped silhouette. Consider to steer clear of overly pointed or angular designs, enhancing the softness and natural contours of the face instead.


While we hope these guidelines offer you valuable insights, we strongly believe that personal style and preference should always lead the way. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with different styles, and let your sustainable jewellery collection be a reflection of your unique beauty and values. Do you wish for some additional, personal slow jewellery shopping or styling advice? Feel free to contact us via e-mail ( or our Instagram.

Julia Otilia is a sustainable, ethical and fair jewellery brand based in Auvergne, France. Are you looking for a piece or a set of high-quality, intentionally crafted jewellery to invest in as a gift to yourself or to someone you love? Don’t forget to check out our slow jewellery collection.

Photography credits

The gorgeous  photographs in this blogpost were created by talented Michiel Bosman. Be sure to check out his instagram account for more beautiful inspirational photography.