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What Hoop Style/Color Flatters You?

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We know that pairing the right hoop to compliment your look--whether it be for work, a casual day of shopping or a night on the town--can be challenging. Too large hoops can be inappropriate, while too little can make your ensemble seem boring or incomplete. What may seem like a small detail - like color, size or design - can make a big difference to the look you envisioned in your head.  Starting with an innate idea of what look you're going for will help you navigate LooptyHoops' growing collections with ease. We'd like to help you in your hoop...

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March makes me think of Diamonds....

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If you think about it, there are no Hallmark gift giving holidays in March and not many wedding anniversaries so for eight years I went to Antwerp to buy diamonds for my clients.   Prior to my trip, I hosted diamond grading classes at my Irvine store location. Armed with my clients’ diamond requests, I looked through hundreds of diamonds in Antwerp to choose the perfect one for them. I always tried to bring them something just a little better than they expected for the same amount of money.    Then I would take a side trip after buying....going to...

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A conversation with the man who brought the peace symbol to the USA

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In September 2012, Susan Smith, founder and president of LooptyHoops, interviewed Philip Altbach, who is credited with bringing the peace symbol to the United States. The interview is below. Can you tell me your story about learning about the peace symbol? I was national chairman of SPU (Student Peace Union) which was then one of the largest left wing student organization in US and definitely the largest of the peace oriented organizations and was sent by SPU at the invitation of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which was this very huge, massive organization against nuclear weapons in the UK...

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LooptyHoops Gives Peace a Chance with New Peace-Inspired Hoop Earring Collection

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 PHILADELPHIA – June 20, 2013 In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the peace symbol this year, LooptyHoops has announced a new collection of hoop earrings that celebrate the peace symbol. The inspiration behind the collection began when Susan Smith, founder and president of LooptyHoops, was reading Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis. In it, King described how one group of college students first saw an odd symbol they described as looking like a large sparrow track drawn on the back of the raincoat of a disabled student. Curious, Smith began to look further into the origination of the peace symbol....

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Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland Wears Fun Hoop Earrings on the Red Carpet

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It's not easy to rock a pregnancy belly on the red carpet, but Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland did it beautifully at the CMA Awards in Nashville. The singer, who posed alongside bandmate Kristian Bush at the show, wore a stunning black strapless gown that hugged her new curves perfectly. She paired the simple dress with a sleek updo and fun hoop earrings. The pair are up for Vocal Duo of the Year at the show.    While the event will be mostly about country music, co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley plan to seek Red Cross donations for victims of...

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