Brown diamond earrings are becoming quite the fashion staple these days, and for lots of good reasons. They are unusual and yet still very valuable and they certainly offer a woman who loves jewelry - and earrings - a way to stand out from the crowd and be a little more original with her earring choice.

Determining that you want to opt for brown diamond earrings is one thing though. Once you have decided on the stone, the question of style then arises. Brown diamonds can be turned into brown diamond earrings in a huge array of styles, so the question then becomes what style is really best for you.

Personal preferences put aside for a moment one of the best ways to choose brown diamond earrings that will truly flatter you is to match their style to your face shape. If you don't know what that is, to easily determine what the natural shape of your face actually is, pull back your hair and in a mirror, trace your face’s outline using a lip crayon or eyeliner pencil.

Once you have 'typed' your face match it to the information below to help you figure out just what style of brown earrings you should be opting for.

A Round Face:

Round Face Characteristics

You have cheeks that have a rounder shape than many women and your face takes an rather circular form in general, as more of your face is near your ears than toward the top and bottom of your head.

For round faced women long dangle and drop earrings, that will help elongate your face slightly should look stunning. Need a visual example? Celebrities with round face types include Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet.

An Oval Face:

Oval Face Characteristics

Basically the name says it all. Your forehead is not very wide and blends with your higher than many cheekbones, Your face then narrows to a rounded chin.

In terms of brown diamond earring styles look for teardrop or oval studs. These delicate options will provide a soft compliment to your face's naturally rather defined lines.

Celebrities who are considered to have oval faces include Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson and Beyonce (!) so you are in very good company.

A Heart Shaped Face

Heart Face Characteristics

Again, the name is very descriptive, Your face really does almost form a heart as your forehead is wider than your cheeks and then your face narrows towards your chin. When choosing your brown diamond earrings look out for stunning sparklers that, in order to balance your face's triangular shape ar wider at the bottom than they are at the top and have a little bit of a dangle. In addition, a soft teardrop style would work very well too. And as to who shares your face shape? The likes of Hollywood glamour queens Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson.

A Square Shaped Face

Square Face Characteristics

A square shaped face is not, of course, literally a square. The term simply means that the widths of your forehead, cheeks and jawline are all very similar. A very balanced visage overall you might say. To get the most out of a brown diamond earrings purchase opt for earrings that have rounded or triangular edges as they will help soften those naturally rather straight angles. Katie Holmes, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek all have square faces, so as you can tell this is a very elegant and striking profile to have and the right brown diamond earrings will only serve to heighten that effect.

A Diamond Shaped Face

Diamond Face Characteristics

Yes! There really is such a thing - in beauty terms anyway - as a diamond shaped face. Those who have one have a forehead and chin that are wider than their cheekbones. If you can't quite picture that think true Hollywood legends like Katherine Hepburn and Sophia Loren. For your diamond face the best brown diamond earrings are likely to be those that dangle with delicate stone drops, or that are a combination of straight and curved lines.