Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are a very popular kind of jewellery. Generally made from with gold, they effortlessly communicate sophistication and elegance, complementing all kinds of outfits with their simplicity. 

We’ve written up this guide on hoop earrings, gold and all. We might be enthusiasts, but for a lot of people, it’s not immediately obvious what the appeal of hoop earrings are. If you’re not familiar with this style of jewellery, and you want to learn more about why they’re such a fashion staple, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is keep reading, and you’ll be as good as gold.

How do I pick the right style for me?

Much like with any jewellery, gold or otherwise, there are many different things to think about when it comes to picking your style. And, ultimately, the best hoop is going to mean completely different things to different people. Compounding the issue is that a hoop comes in a multitude of styles. 

How do you pick the style that best suits you? How do you even know where to start?! This guide will help you find the hoop that speaks the most to you, whether it’s gold earrings or something entirely different. We’ve broken down the various categories that differentiate all kinds of hoop earrings there are. 


“What, they’re in the shape of a hoop, right?”, well maybe. But there are different kinds that all have different shapes. 

  • Hoops (as their name suggests) are the most common kind of hoop earrings, keeping that circular ring shape that everybody recognises. 
  • Huggies are a small kind of hoop earring that doesn’t dangle from the ear, instead wrapping closely around the earlobe and hugging it tightly (hence the name).
  • Twists are essentially the same as hoop earrings, however their design is accentuated with the appearance of two different metal alloys wrapping around each other.
  • Square hoop earrings are earrings with a more angular appearance (not entirely a right angle square, but closer to that than the perfect circle of).


Of course, your decision doesn’t end at whether you want gold hoop earrings, or whatever else has caught your eye. You also have to consider how much you want your earrings to stand out against the rest of your outfit. 

Hoop earrings come with different circumference measurements; some people want their hoop to be larger than others. 

  • Smaller size (under 20mm) are an excellent everyday hoop earring option. They also complement long hair, as they won’t look cumbersome or in the way if you let your hair down.
  • Medium (20-40mm) are probably the most popular style out of what is available. Not only are they large enough to stand out without being too big, they also adequately showcase their own design better than small hoops, particularly if that design comes with gemstones.
  • Large (50mm and over) are the ideal hoop for when you want to make a statement with your look on a special occasion. Pull your hair back, and these earrings will draw attention to your outfit.


Not only do you have to think about the circumference of your hoop earrings, but there are also different thicknesses of earrings. Hoop earrings are often suited to certain types of looks based on their width. As a general rule, slim shapes go well with casual looks whereas wider hoop tends to pair well with a dressier look due to their glamorous aesthetic.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide the width that works best for you. Whatever feels most comfortable and complements your aesthetic will be the perfect  earrings for you.


Alloys make up the metal frame of the earring. A lot of people tend to gravitate towards gold (after all, all that glitters is gold, right?). But each alloy has its own colour and texture, thus every alloy has a different aesthetic and vibe. Typically, if you already have a particular metal that makes up the majority of your jewellery, you can match that alloy with your earrings as well. 

The available alloys you can get for your hoop include:

  • Pink Gold
  • Mixed Metals
  • White Gold
  • Yellow Gold
  • Two Tone
  • Sterling Silver


La pièce de résistance! Like any jewellery, you can mix a hoop with all kinds of precious gemstones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, spinels, etc. This way, you can create all kinds of interesting colour combinations and make your hoop even more evocative of your personal style. Nothing complements a gold earring like a perfectly placed diamond or a lining of sapphires.

Of course, if you so choose, you can also go without gemstones and have your earrings make a minimalist but no less bold statement with just a plain gold band. The possibilities are endless, and we’ve been lucky enough to see all kinds of different combinations.

How much will hoop earrings cost me?

Hoop earrings will vary in price depending on the build of the earrings and quality of their gemstones and alloy. Sterling silver and a yellow sapphire are going to be cheaper than gold and diamonds.

The price ranges from $95.00 to $2,595.00. Of course, as true jewellery connoisseurs, we only source superior quality gold and gemstones, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect earrings for that special someone.

Where can I get the best quality earrings?

There are many different kinds of hoops earrings that you can buy. We are talking about many different kinds of builds, shapes, alloys and gemstones – not to mention combinations thereof.

There are also a large number of outlets that sell hoop earrings. But, they all vary in quality. And, how do you know which ones are going to stock high quality? You don’t want to waste time and money on hoop earrings that aren’t going to last, let alone compliment your looks.

But, at Holdsworth Bros, we’ve dedicated our lives to jewellery, gold and otherwise. We know the ins-and-outs, and we know exactly how to give our customers the highest quality jewellery at the best possible price.

So, you could try dedicating all of your spare time towards studying decades of jewellery-making theory, or you could contact us so we can help you find the perfect hoop earrings.

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