"A pair of perfect earrings does for your face what a nice pair of shoes does for your legs." Calla Gold
Just because you like the design of a pair of earrings, doesn’t mean they will like you or will compliment your particular features.
Knowing Your Face Shape and What Earring Shapes Look Best on You
As a jewelry designer I've shared in articles, classes and conventions the main face shapes and tips to help sales people guide their customers to complimentary jewelry.
I'd love to share with you the idea that certain shapes of jewelry bring out your best features. Do you know your face shape? Read my face shapes and complementary earring shapes article. (In Professional Jeweler Magazine.) Read on for questions to ask when evaluating a pair of earrings.
How To Evaluate Whether These Earrings Makes You Look Great!
You try on the earrings and hold the little hand held mirror up to your face. So far, so good. Don't just look at how pretty the jewelry is.
Ask yourself these questions:
"how does it make me look?"
"What impression of me does it give?"
"Funny? Serious? Professional? Romantic? Intelligent?"
"What features of mine does it highlight?"
"Does it make my eyes pop?"
"Does it make my neck look longer?" I always like that!
"Does it give me that high cheekbone look?"
Ask your friend. Ask you Jeweler. (Have one who'll tell you the truth.)
Using The Three Foot Rule to See if Those Earrings Loves You Back
What you need to do now, is stand back three feet in front of a full length mirror and see how those earrings make you look. The same applies to rings, chains and more.
How does that earring design lay on your ear? Does their shape compliment the contours of your face? Your eyes? Your hairstyle? Imagine how others will perceive you when you're wearing them.
I call this, getting the, "across the room" look. It's a really important step in figuring out if this piece of jewelry is perfect for you.
I had a client who wore some sort of pink shell earrings the day I met her. The first impression was that she had an unfortunate growth on her ear. When I got closer I saw what it was. I had her do the across the room look with them. She frowned and took them off. Happily I didn't have to say anything or dwell on how these pretty up close shells look awful at a bit of a distance.
Put Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes
Start to notice the effect long dangling earrings have on your cheekbones. See if a squared-off bottom edge makes your square jaw look…more square! If so, is that a good thing for you?
If you look good, then it's all good and that's a perfect piece of jewelry for you.
What Makes Your Perfect Earrings a Perfect Piece of Jewelry?
The perfect piece of jewelry accentuates your best features. It helps to define who you are. It heightens your beauty. It's got a job to do and it does it well.
What's the Takeaway Message Here?
There’s no reason to limit the number of these “perfect” jewelry pieces in your collection. There isn’t necessarily only one perfect pair of pearl earrings. There may be many. Don’t limit yourself.
Don't just get jewelry that looks good. Go find jewelry that makes you look great!
Your Personal Jeweler,