- LENGTH & face shapes GUIDEs -

  • do you know exactly what pieces suits your body shape?

  • do you know exactly suits your face shape?

  • do you know how to highlight your assets?

Knowing this is the key to pulling your look together & flaunting your assets!  Learn exactly how from our notes below.

Body Type & Height
  • small boned = delicate styles
  • large boned & full figured = chunky styles. Avoid jewellery that's too small or delicate.

  • small & petite = necklaces 60cm & longer which will give you length. Wear lengths that fall below the breast & above the waist.
  • tall = wear shorter necklaces & chokers
  • big breasted = a tassel necklace using bugle beads (doe not add bulk) and a focal bead (sits under the bust) before a tassel (which will weigh the necklace down & give it a lovely fluid drape)

- Face Shapes -

Discover which earrings suit the shape of your face. Know your shape, shop for your specific style & accentuate your face's natural shape by creating symmetry and balance. Ever wanted to:

  • soften,
  • broaden or
  • lengthen your face?  Let me show you exactly how! The four basic shapes are heart, rectangle, round and oval.

Heart

Rectangle

Round

Oval

Characteristics:
High wide forehead, tapering at the cheeks, small delicate or pointed chin.
i.e. wider at the forehead & narrower at the chin.
Characteristics:
Long & slender. (about the same width at the forehead & just below the cheekbones.)
A narrow chin or forehead.
Characteristics:
A full-looking face with fullness at or below the cheeks.
A round chin & hairline.
The width of the face is usually about the same as the length.
Characteristics:
A well proportioned/balanced versatile shape.
It is generally accepted as the perfect face shape. Consequently you can wear anything.
Necklace Lengths and Styles:
create fullness at the neck to balance the wider eye & cheekbone area with a delicate chin.
- choker: a double or triple strand

Goal: broaden

Earrings:

select wider on the bottom & narrower on top.
fine or delicate silhouettes work best.
soften a pointed chin with:
- triangles & teardrops
- oval earrings

Avoid: round hoops

Bead shapes:
widen a narrow chin by:
- strong horizontal (angular) lines e.g. triangles
- briolettes & drops
- chunky beads
Necklace Lengths and Styles:
A rectangle face needs softening & width.
− Wear shorter necklaces

Goal: soften & shorten

Earrings:

− Try jewellery that adds width, camouflaging the length of the face
− Multi chandelier graduated drops

Bead Shapes:
− Chunky oval, round, barrel & melon shaped beads
Necklace Lengths and Styles:
Add length to your look by:
− Wear longer necklaces or pieces with a focal point to draw the eye down. i.e. pendants & Y-style
− Deep plunging necklines can carry a beautiful statement necklace
− Avoid chokers as these styles add a visual thickness to the neck

Goal: lengthen

Earrings:

− Elongated, dangling styles draw the eyes down, rather than around. e.g. Long linear drops, ovals & chandeliers
− Larger angular earrings. e.g. square and rectangle
Avoid round hoops, studs, tiny earrings and button or ball shaped earrings

Bead Shapes:
− Select square or rectangle (i.e. angular), briolettes, drops & oval beads to offset your curves
Necklace Lengths and Styles:
− You have the freedom to experiment with any shape & size
− Irregular beads are well suited to an optimal face
− Match the texture & designs in your clothing when choosing a necklace. e.g. a more ornate jewellery selection can be worn with an ornate bodice

Earrings:
An oval face shape can carry any style.
− Triangular-shaped earrings are especially flattering