Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)

For those aspiring to exude elegance, pearl earrings are a must-have accessory.

However, many newcomers may be uncertain about how to choose the right size for pearl earrings.

Fear not! This informative guide is here to help you make the perfect selection.

Remember to bookmark it for future reference!

Choosing the Right Size

Earlobe Size

For larger earlobes, opt for larger pearls, while smaller earlobes look best with smaller pearls.

Choosing the appropriate size ensures they serve their decorative purpose effectively.

Pearl Size

Pearls come in various sizes, each creating a different visual impact and aura:

3.5-4mm / 4-4.5mm: Delicately Subtle

Ideal for petite earlobes.

how to choose pearl earrings size

5-5.5mm / 5.5-6mm: Gentle and Elegant

Versatile for all ages, imparting a refined charm like a lady from Jiangnan.

how to choose pearl earrings size

6-6.5mm / 6.5-7mm: Graceful and Sophisticated

Perfect daily embellishment, suitable for students aged 16-23, exuding finesse and delicacy.

how to choose pearl earrings size

7.5-8mm / 8-8.5mm: Elegant and Intellectual

Versatile for daily wear, with my personal preference within this diameter.

how to choose pearl earrings size

9-10mm: Captivating Queenly Aura

A versatile option for everyday wear, exquisite and elegant, an entry-level size for Australian whites.

how to choose pearl earrings size

10-11mm: Versatile and Highly Compatible

It easily complements various styles, be it minimalist Korean fashion or romantic elegance.

how to choose pearl earrings size

11-12mm: Strong Presence and All-Purpose

Wear it gracefully for everyday occasions or with elegance at significant events, confidently owning the spotlight.

12-13mm: Empowering Businesswoman Aura, a Must for Face Contouring

Suitable for formal and grand occasions, an essential size to enhance your aura.

13+mm: Exudes Powerful Presence

With stunning visual impact and distinctive style, it instantly elevates your aura.

Note: For mature ladies or grand occasions, consider sizes above 9-10mm for a striking presence and personalized touch.

14-15mm or Above: Perfect for Red Carpet Events and Gala Dinners

Exuding a powerful executive impression, it exudes an air of opulence and makes you the center of attention.

Choosing Pearl Types

how to choose pearl earrings size

For pearl earrings, consider selecting Australian whites or South Sea golden pearls.

Lastly, no matter the size, prioritize the luster of the pearls!

how to choose pearl earrings size


This comprehensive guide lets you confidently choose the perfect pearl earring size.

Embrace the allure of these exquisite gems and elevate your style with the right selection.

Remember, the key lies in finding that perfect balance of beauty and radiance!