GOLD HOOP EARRINGS STYLE GUIDE
Testament to their enduring style, gold hoop earrings have been around since 2,500 BCE. To this day, their luxe colouring and versatility make them a jewellery box staple. A classic capsule piece of jewellery, gold hoop earrings come in both circular and semi-circular designs. Gold diamond hoop earrings offer effortless elegance. Simple and minimalistic styles are the perfect finishing touch to everyday style. Shoulder-skimming and contemporary hoop earrings are a swish addition to glamorous holiday outfits and design-led streetwear. Whilst smaller hoops give the wearer a timeless sense of style that can pairs just as beautifully with crisp white shirts as it does cosy cashmere jumpers. Exuding warmth and luxury, hoop earrings are crafted in a variety of precious metals including 9K and 18K white gold, 9K and 18K yellow gold and 9K and 18K rose gold.
What Do Gold Hoop Earrings Symbolise?
Some trends come and go, but the iconic gold hoop earring is a jewel that has remained forever. The ancient Sumerians, one of the world’s first civilisations, began wearing gold hoop earrings back in 2500 BCE. Historians have found evidence that Egyptian women wore gold hoops in 1500 BCE as a symbol of wealth and beauty, while ancient Greeks favoured gold hoops as an emblem of prosperity. Hoop earrings became a symbol of Latino culture in the early 20th century, and when Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in the 1920s, the hoop earring once again became a sign of power, luxury and high society. By the 1970s, gold hoop earrings signified female empowerment – swishy, stylish, bold, beautiful and confident.
Fast forward to the year 2000 and beyond and everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Angelina Jolie and Bella Hadid to Zendaya rock gold hoop earrings in every way. That perfect circle symbolises eternity and is a universal sign of unity, wholeness and the infinite.
What Do Hoop Earrings Say About You?
Hoop earrings can be as statement-making or discreet as you like. Large gold hoops suggest a carefree nature full of sassy style and plenty of creativity. Diamond hoop earrings exude a lustrous glint that is evocative of wealth, sophistication and elegance. Smaller hoops are ladylike and classic, giving off an air of relaxed confidence. And for those that worry that gold hoop earrings look unprofessional in the office, huggies are the answer. With their close-to-the-earlobe design, these earrings mimic a hoop, but in a more conservative and discreet way.
Are Hoop Earrings Still In Style In 2022?
Whether you choose slender circles, low-key huggies or earrings set with glistening diamonds, gold hoops are very much in style for 2022. Look to Bella Hadid for inspiration on how to pair oversized gold hoop earrings with slicked backed buns. Or to Selena Gomez who glams up her diamond hoop earrings with a sweep of red lipstick. Jessica Alba often rocks face-framing hoops whilst Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both fans of the elegant huggie. Hoops are here to stay and they look just as beautiful stacked with other earrings as they do worn alone.
What Do You Wear With Gold Hoops?
What you wear with gold hoops will all depend on the look you want. This style of earring is incredibly versatile and can be playful and pretty, sleek and polished or dripping in diamonds for a touch of Hollywood glam. As a foolproof staple, medium-sized hoops look chic worn with white shirts and denim jeans. For glam and tough party looks, shoulder-skimming styles and gold diamond hoop earrings take luxury to the next level. Extravagantly large hoops look bright and brilliant with streetwear whilst in the office, chic and sweet huggies set the agenda for a minimalistic approach.
What Is A Good Size For Hoop Earrings?
When it comes to gold hoops there are an array of sensuous circular silhouettes and different sizes and proportions to choose from.
Large hoop earrings (between 77m-120mm in size):As a rule of thumb, the longer your hair, the larger your hoop can be. Shoulder grazing hoops also look fabulous with slicked back hairstyles. If you like the glam look, go bold and beautiful with your size. Square-shaped and larger faces benefit from large hoop earrings, as they will soften the edges of your jaw.
Medium sized hoops (between 51-76mm in size):Medium-sized hoops are perfect for workwear and those that lead more active lifestyles. They look ever so elegant paired with trousers suits, fitted dresses and sharp tailoring. They also look chic with casual wear – think asymmetrical tops, vintage t-shirts and laid back sweaters. Chunky medium-sized hoops are a classic and look fantastic on both oval-shaped and more slender faces.
Small sized hoops (between 26-50mm in size):Petite and pretty, small-sized hoops are ideal for an everyday look that's understated. In addition to being a wonderful balance for smaller faces, this size is perfect for wearing with roll neck jumpers, as they won't catch on the material. For those with two or more piercings in each ear, small-sized hoops are an excellent choice for creating a statement-making stack. Gold hoop earrings are available to buy from nearly all reputable jewellers. At Abelini, we offer a wide variety of gold hoop earrings in precious metals including white gold hoop earrings, rose gold hoop earrings and yellow gold hoop earrings. You'll find modern classics, diamond hoop earrings, elegant huggies, delicate open-ended hoops and contemporary bar settings.
Can You Get Hoops As Your First Piercing?
If you are getting your ears pierced for the first time, you should get studs rather than hoops. This is to prevent them catching or pulling whilst your ears begin to heal. After the 12 week healing period, you can replace your studs with hoops.
Should You Wear A Necklace With Hoop Earrings?
If you opt for large decorative hoops, the rule of thumb is to leave your neck bare. Your gold hoops should take centre stage, offering a radiant glow that speaks for itself. If you select medium-sized hoops, you can wear delicate stacked chains for a minimalist and chic look. If you want to wear an ornamental necklace, pair it with small sized hoops or discreet huggies.
How Do I Keep My Hoop Earrings From Falling Out?
The trick to keeping hoop earrings in is all about the tension. Your hoop earrings will likely have a hinged clasp that clicks into place. Once you hear that click, your hoop earrings will be secure. You may need to make small adjustments to the tension from time to time, and this can easily be achieved by gently manipulating the clasp.
Can You Pierce The Ear With A Hoop?
The majority of jewellery piercers will not pierce your ear with a hoop if it is your first piercing. However, if your hole has slightly closed up after not wearing an earring for a long time, you may be able to re-pierce your ear with a hoop by applying vaseline to the hole and gently feeding the earring through. If you cannot re-pierce your ear easily, we recommended you return to a professional piercer to get your ear re-pierced.