- 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.





High wide forehead, tapering at the cheeks, small delicate or pointed chin.
i.e. wider at the forehead & narrower at the chin.
Long & slender. (about the same width at the forehead & just below the cheekbones.)
A narrow chin or forehead.
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.
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


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


− 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


− 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

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