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Adding the finishing touches to an outfit doesn’t just involve the proper belt, shoes or bag. Jewelry is just as important and the right pair of pearl earrings can add quiet sophistication to even the simplest of looks. But women often buy pearl accessories based on personal preference, color and overall style. There are many other factors included in the decision-making process, from face shape to hair length and ear shape. Each aspect needs to be taken into account when searching for the perfect pair of pearl earrings.
After all, it’s a pity to invest in a beautiful pair of earrings that will never see the light of day because you later come to the conclusion that they simply did not match your features.
Getting Acquainted with Face Shapes
Face shape and skin tone are important in the fashion choices we make, not just because of the fact that certain colors don’t go well with particular skin tones, but also because you want your jewelry to not overwhelm your features. There are six main face shapes:
- Heart Shaped: perhaps the most feminine out of all six possibilities, heart shaped faces feature wider foreheads and a narrow chin.
- Long: Long faces have features that are equally wide (forehead, cheekbones and jaws) and tend to work well with any types of accessories.
- Oval:Similar to heart-shaped faces, oval-shaped ones feature foreheads that are just as wide as the cheekbones. From the cheeks towards the chin, the face narrows.
- Triangle: Also referred to as diamond-shaped, women with a triangle-shaped face have very strong cheekbones, wider than the chin and the forehead.
- Square: In this situation, both the forehead, the cheeks and the jaw have approximately the same width, however, the jaw lines tend to be well represented.
- Round:Also referred to as a circular face, round faces present with wide cheekbones. These do not taper down towards the chin as in the cases of other face shapes.
Choosing in Accordance to Face Shape
When describing pearl earrings, designers and sellers refer to the design and the materials that have been used to produce a particular piece. As such, earrings can be classified according to shape. These include:
- teardrop earrings (or dewdrop, which are meant to dangle below the wearer’s earlobe),
- studs (classic pearl earrings, consisting of a single pearl sitting directly on the wearer’s earlobe),
- chandeliers (which combine stud earrings and teardrop earrings into a piece which sits on the earlobe and has an additional component which dangles below the earlobe),
- cluster earrings (this particular earring type sits atop the earlobe and features clusters of tiny pearls which may or may not extend beyond the earlobe),
- hoops (such designs feature longer pieces of metal running from the front of the wearer’s earlobe to the back and may feature one or multiple pearls depending on the design),
- Clip-earrings (this particular design resembles hoops and is excellent for wearer’s who haven’t gotten their earlobes pierced; the clip-on mechanism allows the earring to clamp onto the ear)
While studs work excellently regardless of face shape, there are other styles and shapes that may be tricky. Women with oval or narrow faces look stunning regardless of the style of earrings they choose. Oval-shaped dangling earrings or chandelier ones, however, will draw attention to the wearer’s features. Round faces are a bit trickier to accessorize. Choose to elongate your natural features with dangle earrings or teardrop styles.
Women with heart-shaped faces can balance out the features of their faces by going for teardrop, dangle or chandelier earrings while those with square faces should choose hoop earrings, which add a delicate note. If hoops extend a bit below the jaw line, they create the illusion of a smaller face. Diamond-shaped faces should be accessorized with long styles with soft curves. Avoid dangle earrings and choose studs instead.
In the jewelry world, handmade is a quality that makes it a unique piece that cannot be found in multiples out in the marketplace. At Meleona.com/, they have taken a selection of handcrafted jewelry from professional jewelers and put them on their website for the public to browse and purchase.
One piece that caught my eye was the Rose Lake Statement Necklace. The necklace is created in gold and has a dimensional, cast flower with the texture of grain across the surface. The petals are centered on a handmade mesh chain that is over one inch in diameter. The “statement necklace” is a hot trend for this season and this one certainly fits that category. It will flow over the neck and the collarbone with the individual links, helping it to lie flat and sparkle with movement. I see this piece matching nicely with the Poetic Radiance Unique Ring.
Another handmade jewelry piece that I thought was interesting was the Secret Side Lapislazzuli Gemstone Bracelet. The round beads of deep blue lapis with the flecks of gold give this bracelet an “earthy” quality. It is accented with crystallized Swarovski elements in Aurora Borealis and molded rose gold and silver plated brass charms that are placed equally between the stones and the flat envelope clasp completes the look. For 81 Euros, it has a nice natural presence; I can see it playfully matching the Graffiti Girl Hoop Earrings.
Lastly, to not leave the guys out, Meleona has a pair of Duel Stone Cufflinks in Onyx and Garnet. Created in solid sterling silver, one side has a 16mm pyramid shaped Onyx stone that is modern and geometric, while the other end has a 10mm round cabochon of red Garnet for a classic pop of color. At 141 Euros, it would make a great gift for any man in your life.
Diamond cluster earrings are stunning, elegant and adored additions to any woman’s jewelry collection, as many famous women can attest. In fact, some of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world are diamond cluster earrings.
Golconda Diamond Earrings?
Found on many lists of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world, the Golconda diamond earrings came from the mines of India and are also known as the Imperial Cushions due to the cushion-shaped diamonds that hang from the set of clusters attached to the posts. Each earring has over 23 carats of diamonds and were purchased at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale in 2011 for $9.3 million. The purchaser at the Hong Kong sale remains anonymous.
Harry Winston Diamond Drop Earrings
Harry Winston designed the diamond drop earrings, which are considered the best and most expensive earrings ever made. Each earring consists of two pear-shaped diamonds, and the pair is estimated at 60 karats. Because Winston mounted the diamonds in platinum, the metal is invisible when the earrings are worn. Created for stars to wear at the Oscar’s, the earrings have an estimated worth of $8.5 million.
Although there are many more famous diamond earrings, these two examples show why diamond earrings are often some of the most loved pieces of jewelry any woman owns.
Special review post from our close and fabulous friend, Natasha:
This past summer, my bestest male friend, and the sartorial brain genius behind this blog you’re reading, dished me up quite the surprise. One day, while checking my mailbox, I encountered a(n) (unexpected) package from Shopbop. Inside was every girl’s dream: literally, The Perfect Little Black Dress, Blaque Label’s Halter Top Dress, accompanied by gold and turquoise bead drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.
I was floored, utterly flabbergasted. I rushed into my apartment, threw my purse on the floor, and put on the dress. I looked at myself in the mirror, my lips curling into the biggest smile. And then I twirled.
Ladies, need to treat yourself to some crafty jewelry? Gents, need to please a lady with some adornments? At R. Lambo, their mission is to stock and sell women’s accessories and ready to wear from all around the world. Their growing collection features pieces that will enhance a woman’s style and outfits with items that are unique and beautiful to wear.
INFEASIBLE: Gold earrings with ~*cutesy*~ danglers
Feasible: Single tiny silver hoop earring in upper cartilege
My friend Kev rocks a similar one (yes, only one) in the upper part of his left ear and it works splendidly for him. Doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, Mr. Stuck-in-the-90s Guy. Trend carefully with earrings, youngling.