Diamond studs are a timeless piece of jewelry that can elevate any look. Whether you’re rocking jeans and a t-shirt or a ball gown, diamond studs will add just the right of stunning shimmer to round out your ensemble. But if you’re shopping for diamond studs (especially if you’re on the hunt for your first pair), you may wonder which style of diamond studs would suit you best. There are many different shapes and colors of diamond studs— so which is right for you?

In this post, we’re teaching you everything you need to know about buying diamond studs that will perfectly accent your unique look. Below, we’ll talk about how to select the best diamond studs for your face shape and also give some tips on the best earring setting color option for your skin tone. 

The Best Diamond Studs for Your Face Shape 

The shape of the diamonds in your studs will dramatically impact their overall look. Your choice of diamond shape sets the overall style of your studs, then also affects how flattering they are. If you’re searching for studs that will enhance your best features and help you look your best, look for studs with a diamond shape that will complement your face shape. Wondering which diamond shape will look the best with your face shape? Browse our diamond stud face shape recommendations below and find your perfect earring style!

Diamond Shaped Face

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Round, Cushion, Oval 

Diamond shaped faces feature more narrow foreheads and chins, as well as beautiful high cheekbones. The angularity of a diamond face shape is often best flattered by a softer, more rounded diamond shape, which gives some balance to the face. Our top recommendations for those with a diamond shaped face are cushion cut, oval cut, and round cut diamond stud earrings. These shapes will work beautifully for studs and earrings with dangle settings. 

Heart Shaped Face

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Round, Oval, Pear

A heart shaped face features a more narrow chin and a wider forehead. Those with this face shape are often best flattered by diamond shapes that either draw attention to high cheekbones or add a bit of balance to the face. Round and oval shaped diamond studs are beautiful options for drawing attention to high cheekbones, while pear shaped diamond stud earrings are an excellent teardrop shaped option that can add a touch of fullness and roundness to the bottom half of a heart face shape. 

Oval Shaped Face 

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Round, Princess, Cushion, Asscher

Oval face shapes are quite balanced, with evenly proportioned foreheads and chins. Because they are very well balanced, oval face shapes can accommodate any diamond shape quite beautifully! However, if your oval shaped facial structure is on the longer side, you may want to go for a diamond shape that does not emphasize its length and, instead, balances it. Our top recommendations for balancing out a longer face shape are round, princess cut, cushion cut, and asscher cut diamonds. These proportionate diamond shapes will help to broaden a long oblong face a bit, whereas elongated diamond shapes (such as emerald, marquise, oval, and pear) would accentuate the length of the face. 

Round Shaped Face 

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Emerald, Princess, Asscher, Marquise, Oval, Pear

A round face shape is characterized by having the widest part of the face at the center (around the cheekbones and ears) and having a more full chin area that does not narrow into a point. Those with a rounder face shape often do not like to accentuate the roundness of their face, so they generally find elongated shapes or angular shapes more flattering. 

For a more elongated look, go for an elongated diamond shape like emerald cut, oval, marquise, or pear. Then, for a more angular look, go for princess cut, asscher cut, or emerald cut diamonds. Emerald cut diamonds are both angular and elongating, so people with round shaped faces often find emerald cut diamond stud earrings very flattering. 

Square Shaped Face 

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Round, Cushion, Oval

Those with a square face shape have cheekbones and a jawline that are about the same width. To add balance to a square shaped face, simple, rounded earrings are best. Our top diamond earring shape recommendations to add roundness and softness to a square face shape include round cut, cushion cut, and oval shaped diamonds. For those with a square shaped face, these diamond shapes look lovely in diamond studs, dangle earrings, drop earrings, chandelier earrings, and diamond hoop earrings. 

Rectangular Shaped Face 

Top Diamond Shape Recommendations: Round, Princess, Cushion, Asscher 

Those with a rectangular shaped face have a longer, more narrow face with cheekbones and a jawline that are about the same width. To add a bit more width to a long face shape, we generally recommend going with a symmetrical diamond shape, like round, princess, cushion cut, or asscher cut. Out of these stud shapes, round and cushion cut studs will also provide some softness to the face, while asscher cut and princess cut diamond stud earrings will enhance the angularity of the face. If you have a rectangular face shape, we recommend considering whether you would prefer to add softness or enhance angularity when choosing between these shapes for your pair of earrings. 

The Best Diamond Studs for Your Skin Tone 

If you’re searching for the most flattering diamond studs, you’ll want to consider both diamond shape and the color of your settings. Settings come in different precious metals, like yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and platinum. Just like our skin, each of these precious metals has a different undertone. To complement your natural beauty and create the most harmonious look, we recommend selecting a precious metal with the same undertone as your skin. 

Warm Skin Undertone

Top Precious Metal Recommendations: Yellow Gold or Rose Gold

Those with warm skin undertones have base notes of yellow or gold in their skin. Yellow gold looks gorgeous on those who have warm undertones, since yellow gold is a very warm hued precious metal. Rose gold also looks lovely on those who have warm undertones (especially more saturated rose gold, like 14k rose gold), since it has a rosy and warm hue. 

Cool Skin Undertone 

Top Precious Metal Recommendations: White Gold or Platinum 

Those with cool skin undertones have base notes of blue, pink, or red in their skin. People with cool undertones look beautiful in white gold or platinum jewelry, since both of these precious metals are quite cool in tone. 

Neutral Skin Undertone 

Top Precious Metal Recommendations: Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold, or Platinum

Those with neutral skin undertones either have a mixture of both warm and cool undertones or have an undertone that is the same color as their skin. If your skin has a neutral undertone, this is great news when it comes your jewelry options, since both warm and cool undertones will pair well with your skin. Then, rose gold also looks particularly beautiful on those who have neutral undertones, since this is the most neutral precious metal. So if you have a neutral skin undertone, you can choose your favorite option from rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, or platinum and get a highly flattering look. 

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