Gold hoops are earrings that will be found in the collection of someone who’s into jewellery and even the beginner earring lover. Partly because it can do something for everyone — huggies for minimalists to textured hoops for the statement makers.
They work for every season too and are never out of fashion. Gold earrings have been worn by everyone from Kate Middleton to royal engagements to Alia Bhatt for a magazine front cover! Hoop earrings come in a range of shapes and sizes and are an easy way to add polish regardless of the occasion.
Gold hoops have a classic style that has endless designs and that has made them stay relevant after years of changing trends. That’s why we think a woman can never have enough gold hoop earrings!
So, to keep you in the gold hoop loop, we’re rounding up all of our hoop styles in one mage hoop catalogue. Read on and find which 18kt gold hoops you need to invest in!
The History Behind The Hoop
The hoop earring has been seen in several cultures throughout history- this isn’t a new fashion statement! Both men and women have been adorning their bodies with jewellery since the earliest days of civilization.
Although the exact history of hoop earrings is debated, it has been documented in ancient Sumeria, Nubia (now present-day Sudan) and East Asia.
Different variations of the hoop have been adopted by a range of cultures around the world, from the Hmong women of Vietnam to the Gadaba tribe of India. In 1500 BC Egypt, even cats — that most sacred animal — were adorned with gold hoop earrings.
Hoop earrings were first associated with working-class Mexican neighbourhoods in Southern California in the 1980s and 1990s but they have since become an essential part of black, Latina, and working-class communities everywhere.
HOOP EARRING STYLES
1. Gold Huggies
Huggie earrings earned their name by the way they snugly fit close to the earlobe and are the choice for those who love a dainty style. While they might be small in size, they make a big impact.
Wear your small gold hoop earrings alone or if you have multiple piercings up the lobe, create a stunning combination of small hoops with varying textures and gemstones!
A large hoop earring is more of a fashion statement than the huggie, but they still are perfect for an evening ensemble or a daytime look where a sprinkle of attitude is needed!
These work well with higher necklines and grace the shoulder, which means there’s no need to add a necklace.
3. Diamond Hoop Earrings (sol, diamond hoop)
When just 18kt gold won’t do, go for iconic diamond studded hoops or one that features a diamond drop! Although diamond huggies look small, their sparkle can easily take you from day to night.
OurSol Earrings are a favourite, featuring a dainty diamond charm hoop that elongates the face and draws attention to the ears.
4. Mid-sized hoops
Bigger than a dainty huggie but smaller than statement large hoops, our mid-sized designs are the perfect in-between earrings for every day. Mid-sized hoops like our tube hoops and classic mini hoops are a classic pairing for pretty much every outfit you can think of.
5. Textured/Charm Hoop Earrings
With hoops trending again, we’ve seen all kinds of interesting variations from the simple circle design. If you already are a hoop earring connoisseur and looking to find your next unique style- we suggest our textured hoops and gemstone hoops add fun to your earscape!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are hoop earrings out of fashion?
Hoop earrings are a classic style that never goes out of fashion! However, they have risen in popularity this year with celebrities sporting them regularly on the red carpet and off-duty!
2. What does a hoop earring symbolize?
When hoop earrings first originated, they symbolized wealth and beauty and were worn by Egyptian queens and royalty. When adopted by the Romans, they became a status symbol of strength amongst men and women, with Julius Ceaser sporting one.
In most Asian cultures, hoop earrings were seen not just as fashion accessories but as a means of warding off evil spirits.
Its more modern meaning can be derived from the Latino and Black communities in the USA who wore hoops as a symbol of femininity and empowerment.
3. Why are hoop earrings so flattering?
Hoop earrings draw attention to the face, and larger ones complement the cheekbones and jaw with their symmetrical shape.
4. Can you wear hoop earrings every day?
Of course, you can! Hoop earrings are one of the most versatile jewellery pieces. Throw a simple gold pair on with a t-shirt and jeans for a casual day out, and wear the same pair with a dress at night!
Find your dream designer hoop earrings and tons of other daily wear earring designs in our Earrings section and visit us on Instagram for more jewellery styling inspo.
Until next time,