June 27, 2023

 Here at DEMI+CO we like to think we are experts in all thing’s earrings, in particular all things hoop earrings. We have an extensive collection of hoops from gold hoops, rose gold hoop earrings to silver hoops. We also have a vast collection of creole hoop earrings. Classic and timeless creole hoops have been worn for centuries and are steeped in history and culture. In recent years creole hoops have become increasingly popular and with so many designs to choose from traditional to contemporary and geometric, it is now easier than ever to curate a eclectic collection of hoop earrings than ever before.


When we added creole earrings to our collection, we were surprised to learn so much background and history about creole hoops and we decided that it was time to share our knowledge and expertise with our customers too. Below we have put together a mix of background and history of creole earrings as well as the cultural significance of them too. We have added some recent information about celebrities and why these hoops are still so popular. Also, we have included some frequently asked questions about hoop earrings, creole hoops earrings and silver, gold earring questions too. Last and definitely by no means least we have put some of our bestselling creole hoop earrings below, from traditional and classic creole earrings to more modern and minimal styles of creole hoop earrings. We do get a lot of questions from customers too so we hope you find the article below helpful and we hope you enjoy browsing our hoop earrings too.


Silver 15.5mm Fancy Creoles

These glitzy, chunky silver hoops are perfect for Aries. These will steal the show and make everyone notice you. Your bold personality deserves a pair of bright, statement hoops to match. These are perfect to show off your creative and vibrant side.

 silver creole hoop earrings

Silver Diamond Cut Oval Creoles

These intriguing thick silver hoop earrings are perfect for the curious Gemini. The intricate details add a touch of mystery to your look, with these textured hoops being the perfect conversation starter for the outgoing Gemini.

 silver creole hoops

What are creole earrings?

Creole earrings are a popular style of hoop earrings that have been around for centuries and are often associated with Latin American and Caribbean cultures. The name "creole" refers to the blending of different cultures and styles, which is reflected in the design of the earrings. Creole earrings typically have a round or oval shape and are made from various materials, such as gold, silver, or brightly coloured fabrics. They can be simple and classic or embellished with beads, stones, or intricate patterns, making them a versatile accessory that can be worn with a wide range of outfits.

Creole earrings can be made out of a variety of metals, such as gold, silver, and bronze, as well as non-metal materials like plastic and beads. The type of material used often depends on the desired look and price point of the earrings. Higher-end creole earrings may be made out of expensive metals and decorated with precious stones, while more affordable options may be made out of plastic or cheaper metals. Regardless of the materials used, creole earrings remain a popular and stylish accessory.


Silver Faceted Oval Hallow Hoop Earrings

We love the design of these silver oval creole earrings, the extra attention to detail with the faceted pattern makes these silver hoop earrings real head turners. If you are after a unique pair of creole earrings then these are the one for you.

 silver oval hoop earrings

Yellow Gold Ribbed Oval Creoles

When you mix a classic gold creole earring and a modern retro design the result is these ribbed textured gold hoop earrings. The ridges of the ribbed design add extra texture and shine making these gold creole hoops sparkle in the light.

 gold creole hoop earrings

History of Creole earrings

Creole earrings have a long and rich history that dates back to the colonial era. They were first popularized in New Orleans, Louisiana during the 18th and 19th centuries, where they were worn by both men and women as a symbol of wealth and status. Creole earrings were also commonly worn by African slaves who were brought to the Americas, as a way of expressing their cultural identity and resisting assimilation. Over time, creole earrings have become an iconic fashion accessory that is celebrated for its beauty and cultural significance.


Yellow Gold Fancy Creoles

These chunky gold hoops make a great, thoughtful gift to say thank you to your Cancer friends for being so caring. These gold statement earrings are simple enough to wear with anything, while being super stylish to give your outfit that finishing wow-factor!

 gold creole hoops

Silver Twisted Ridge Oval Creoles

These silver chunky hoops demand attention, much like the proud Leo. Dare to shine with these bright and bold silver creole hoop earrings, that will be the envy of everybody around you.

 silver oval hoops

Cultural background

Creole earrings are most commonly associated with Latin American and Caribbean cultures, although they have also been adopted by other regions and communities around the world. In Latin America, they are often worn as a traditional accessory for festive occasions such as weddings and quinceañeras. In the Caribbean, they are commonly worn with colourful and vibrant outfits in celebration of cultural events and festivals. Creole earrings have also been embraced by the African American community as a symbol of cultural identity and pride.


Difference between creole and hoop earrings

Although they may look similar, creole earrings and hoop earrings have some key differences. Hoop earrings are generally thinner and smaller in diameter than creole earrings, which tend to be thicker and wider. Creole earrings also often have a more distinct shape, such as an oval or teardrop, whereas hoop earrings are simply a circular shape. Lastly, while hoop earrings can be plain or have simple embellishments, creole earrings often feature more intricate designs and are often decorated with stones or other decorative features.


Silver Bamboo Creole Earrings

If you are after a completely contemporary take on creole earrings then look no further. These silver creole earrings have a bamboo design adding extra dimension and attention to detail. These bold creole hoop earrings are totally unique.

 bamboo hoop earrings

Yellow Gold Patterened Creoles

These patterned creole hoop earrings are a classical and timeless addition to your collection. Smaller in size at 21.3mm (2.1cm) these gold creole earrings are ideal for every day wear and also make a bold statement for an evening look too.

 gold oval hoops

Creole earrings and celebrities

Although creole earrings have been popular for centuries, it's difficult to pinpoint a single celebrity who made them popular in recent years. However, many current fashion icons, such as Rihanna and Beyoncé, have been seen wearing creole earrings in their music videos, social media posts, and on the red carpet. This has undoubtedly contributed to the recent resurgence of creole earrings in mainstream fashion. Additionally, smaller fashion bloggers and influencers have also helped to popularize creole earrings by featuring them in their outfit posts and style guides.

 Creole earrings are currently considered fashionable and are often seen in fashion magazines and on social media influencers. They have undergone a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with designers adding their own unique twists to the classic style. Celebrities have also been seen wearing creole earrings on the red carpet and in their everyday lives, further cementing their status as a fashionable accessory. Whether dressed up or dressed down, creole earrings are a timeless and versatile addition to any wardrobe.


White Gold & Yellow Gold Oval Ribbed Hoop Earrings

If you are looking for a pair of yellow and white gold creole earrings that will look as good in the office as they do on the dancefloor, these wonderful hoop earrings combine white gold and yellow gold to create the most beautiful gold and silver hoops that will take you from day to night effortlessly.

 white gold hoops

Yellow Gold Hollow Plain Tube Earrings

Simple and classic these plain gold creole hoops are stunning and minimal. The extra elongated design adds a modern touch to these classic creoles. These gold hoops medium are ideal for day or night and would make the ideal gift too.

 gold oval hoop earrings

What is a Creole hoop earring?

Creole hoop earrings are a popular style of hoop earrings that have been worn for centuries. The name "creole" refers to the blending of different cultures and styles, which is reflected in the design of the earrings. Creole earrings typically have a round or oval shape and are made from various materials, such as gold, silver.


What is the difference between Creole and hoop earrings?

Creole earrings are a variety of hoop earrings which tend to be wider, longer and more elongated in shape compared to hoop earrings.


Yellow Gold D/C Oval Creoles

These intricate designed gold creole hoop earrings have a unique twist with the textured pattern. Slightly larger than the average creole hoop earrings these gold hoop earrings large would make a fabulous alternative for a bold evening look.

 gold creole hoop earrings

What are Creole earrings called?

Creole earrings can also be called creole hoop earrings. Creole have Latin, African and French heritage and the amalgamation of the cultures is the reason why it is called ‘creole’ earrings.


Where did Creole hoops come from?

Creole earrings were first noted to be worn in Louisiana but similar style of earrings have been worn in Africa and by the Greeks too. According to old legends, wearing rings in one ears was to protect oneself from bad or evil spirits.



Yellow Gold & White Gold Hollow Creole Earrings

These gorgeous white gold and yellow gold creole earrings are stunning in design. The white gold and yellow gold offer extra dimension and shine, these gold hoops earrings with white gold are one of kind and are definitely statement hoops.

 gold and white gold hoop earrings


What do you mean by Creole?

Creole is a language which is a derivative of the French language, although it is very different it is a mix of more than just French. When a new language is a variation on one or more older languages, you can call it a creole.


What are Cuban hoops?

Cuban hoops are similar to creole hoops but a rounder in style and tend to be flatter with either a cut out design or a Cuban chain link style of earring. Hoops have been a part of the Cuban and Latin heritage. Hoops represent strength, identity, tradition and culture and they also represent generational history, struggles and pride for Latinas.


What is the history of Creole earrings?

Creoles became popular and well known in the 1920s, creole hoops became a trendy fashion accessory soon after. During the 40’s creole hoops had become widespread across America and were popular with Hollywood celebrities and actresses.


Creole hoop earrings are definitely jewellery that you need to include in your jewellery collection, not only are creole earrings classic and timeless they will continue to be classics for years to come. Our substantial collection of creoles from small creole hoop earrings to gold creole earrings, silver creole hoop earrings and so much more ensures that you will find one if not more than one creole earrings to suit you. We also believe that our creole earring styles and textures offer so many choices, whether you want a simple minimal look to a textured, ribbed, geometric to extra long hoop earrings we have one to fit every need. Creole hoop earrings also make excellent gifts as well, due to their timeless nature and their symmetrical design creole hoop earrings suit any face shape or any style.

Here at DEMI+CO we have ensure that we only source quality metals and use skilled craftspeople to guarantee quality and care in all our jewellery – in particular our earrings. As ever we believe in listening to our customers as that is the reason why we stay current and relevant with our collection and if we get suggestions from customers to include certain styles then we definitely do our best to research and add to our assortment based on feedback. We also hope you found the frequently asked questions useful too, as ever if you feel that you have more questions that havent been answered above then please do contact us as we would be more than happy to answer them.






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