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The 12 Essential Hoops

Hoop earrings are perhaps the quintessential piece of jewelry.  They transcend fashion trends, time, stereotypes, and personal style.  The hoop earring is a truly ubiquitous piece of jewelry.  At the very least, every woman has at least one pair of hoops, if not ten.  

Showcased below, you will find the 12 Essential Hoops that we believe belong in every woman's jewelry box. Each one of these essentials is the perfect piece for a different occasion or mood. 

Hoops for work? For the gym? For a wedding? We've got you covered... 


1.  The Classic Hoop

You can't go wrong with the classics. These elegant, gleaming gold hoop earrings, available in either yellow gold or white gold, feature a high-polish luster and an easy-to-work click-down clasp. Their simple, classic style makes them the perfect hoop for every day. Petite, understated, and perfect for the woman on-the-go. 



2.  The Work Hoop

In a professional setting, you want to draw attention to your work, not your jewelry. So leave those dangling feathered diamond-and-turquoise chandelier earrings at home. These 14k diamond-cut and satin yellow gold hoops, on the other hand, are perfect for work. Subtle with a touch of sparkle, they catch the eye but don't distract from the work at hand. They range in size from a petite 11mm to a formidable 65mm (for when your report is late and you do want to distract from your work!).



3. The Night Out Hoop

When you're out for a night on the town or that big date, you want to be noticed! You want to let your hair down, have some fun, and go a little wild! You don't want "The Library Hoop" - you want a hoop with some bam! These bold 14k yellow gold diamond-cut endless hoops glitter and sparkle with your every move.



4.  The Active Hoop

These well-crafted and petite 14k white gold hinged huggie hoops are the ideal choice for physical activity and workouts. Whether running, exercising, changing in the locker room, or chilling poolside, these snug, hinged huggies clasp securely, and their close fit and lack of external clasp mechanism means they are less likely to snag on clothes, equipment, and hair.

14k White Gold Hinged Huggie Hoop Earrings (1.5mm) 0.4 inch (11mm) 14k White Gold Hinged Huggie Hoop Earrings (1.5mm) 0.4 inch (11mm)


5.  The Goes-with-Anything Hoop

Sometimes the toughest decision is finding the right pair of earrings for your outfit. What goes with red? What goes with blue? With black? What's good for a wedding? For a BBQ? The answer: These versatile sterling silver hoops! Once featured in Coastal Living Magazine, their neutral tone and simple design makes them the perfect match for just about any ensemble or occasion. Dress them up, dress them down, in jeans or in a gown, in a boat with a goat - they go with everything.

 Sterling Silver Simple Tube Hoop Earring (3mm Tube), 37mm 


6.  The Tiny Endless Hoop

The smallest hoops we carry are also some of our most popular! Everyone should have a basic pair of dainty and delicate endless hoops. Our 14k yellow gold EasyOn™ endless hoops are the perfect fit. Not only do they have that delicate endless hoop look that everyone loves, but their hidden hinge makes them easy to slip on and slip off. A tiny endless hoop that's easy to put on? We've got you covered! Available in yellow gold (and also in 1mm and 2mm-thicknesses), rose gold, and white gold, and perfect for primary and/or secondary ear piercings, lip piercings, nose piercings, and beyond!


  14k Yellow Gold EasyOn Hinged Endless Hoop Earrings (1.5mm) 14k White Gold EasyOn™ Hinged Thin Endless Hoop Earrings (1mm), All Sizes 14k Rose Gold EasyOn™ Hinged Thin Endless Hoop Earrings (1mm), All Sizes


7.  The Big, Bold & Beautiful Hoop

These giant rhodium plated sterling silver click down hoops pack a powerful punch. Large enough for circus poodles to leap through, these thick and bold showstoppers will catch everyone's attention. Let them try to look away! It can't be done! Not when you're wearing these mega-hoops! 


8.  The Stud

While not technically a hoop earring, no jewelry box or earlobe is complete without at least one beautiful pair of stud earrings. And when it comes to classic studs, the ageless pearl stud can't be beat. Elegant, understated, and the perfect look for any age, the luxurious pearl stud never goes out of style. But if pearls aren't your style, our 14k yellow gold fleur de lis stud is a subtle, charming addition to any look. 



9. The Not-Your-Grandma's-Hoop Hoop

You might be thinking, These 12 Essential Hoops are so, well, hoop-y! The traditional hoop can be so traditional, so yesterday, so everywhere, so incredibly round! Why do hoops have to look like, well, hoops? Well, they don't! Think outside-the-hoop with the twists and turns of these charming 14k white/yellow gold twisted hoops! White gold and yellow gold wrap around each other in this spiraling helix of beauty. Or take a ride on the roller coaster of curves that is our sterling silver figure-eight twisted hoop! Not your grandma's hoop earrings, but all you. Be different. Be you.

 Two Tone 14K Gold Twisted Hoop Earrings 


10. The Textured Hoop

While the classic, high-polish hoop certainly has its appeal, an earring with a little extra something can bring your look to a new level. These unique and lightweight 14k yellow gold textured hoops  feature an eye-catching, conversation-starting Turkish weave pattern that twinkles and glitters in a way that smooth, polished hoops can only dream about. Meanwhile, our sterling silver stardust hoops have more glitter than the night sky.



11. The Budget Hoop

You don't have to spend a million dollars to look like a million dollars! Get that luxurious look at a fraction of the price with these modest gold-plated sterling silver huggie hoops. You'll be breaking hearts instead of breaking the bank!



12. The Special Occasion Hoop

Sometimes, any old earring just won't do. Great for weddings, dinner parties, and special occasions, these 14k white gold diamond hoops are the very definition of elegance. Lined with gorgeous diamonds both on the outside and the inside of the hoop, even their sparkles sparkle!