Now; let's combine the information pertaining to height and bone structure with the shape of your face. There are four basic shapes: oval, round, rectangular and heart-shaped. Analyze your face shape, and determine the fashions that will best complement it. Remember to select jewelry that is in proportion to the size of your face.
The oval face is considered to be the perfect shape. The proportions at the forehead are not too wide, and the line from the forehead flows into high cheekbones, then narrows slightly to a rounded chin.
Any shape necklace will work with the oval. A choker looks just as good as opera-length pearls or any necklace that comes to a V.
Round shapes, button or hoop earrings look well on the oval face, but triangular shapes are especially flattering. Dangling earrings look well, if they are not too long. Earrings that move up the ear or have wings that sweep up minimize a too-thin face or long nose.
The round face is a circle the width is equal to the length, with no discernible angles at the cheek or chin. The aim of jewelry is to add length.
To give a dimension of length look for long necklaces, 28" to 32".
Squares, oblongs, and rectangles work well, as do dangling and angular designs. Elongated styles also go well, because they draw attention down instead of around.
The rectangular face has more length than width, and it has distinguishable angles. The width of the face at the forehead is the same as the chin. This face needs jewelry that adds width and camouflages the length of the face.
A high choker reduces the length of the face, particularly if the neck is very long. Also, a 16" or 18" necklace that ends in a U flatters this face.
This face is wide at the forehead and cheeks, then narrows sharply to a point at the chin. Think of this face as a triangle. It likes jewelry that adds width to the chin to draw the eye away from the point.
A choker necklace is a favorite style because it softens and diminishes the sharp angle of the chin.
Look for earrings that are wider at the bottom than the top. Dangling earrings that form a triangle are especially flattering.