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Gold Hoop Earrings are a staple in any jewellery box and they never go out of style, but where did this trend originate from? Different ancient civilisations have been adorning their bodies in jewellery for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of Gold Hoop Earrings being worn was discovered by archaeologists. The earrings they found had belonged to Sumerian women from 2500BC, who had also seemed partial to the classic gold hoop style we still love today! (Refinery29).
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Hoop earrings date back to early civilisations and have been documented by archaeologists across different periods of time in different areas of the world. For many, hoop earrings hold cultural significance, which dates back centuries. Ancient Egyptians would adorn themselves with hoop earrings, and sometimes even their cats which were deemed the most sacred of animals (Refinery29). From the Hmong women of Vietnam to African American women during the Black Power movement in 1960, many different women have adopted different variations of hoop earrings, which holds different significance in each culture (i-D, Vice).
Earrings were turned into a status symbol by Julius Caesar during his reign over Ancient Rome (Refinery29). Interestingly, earrings were seen as a symbol of power and were worn mostly by men. Right through until, and including, the Elizabethan era men of power and nobility would use ear piercings to show their wealth (All That’s Interesting).
A document published in 1577 by clergyman William Harrison is quoted as saying: "Some lusty courtiers and gentlemen of courage do wear either rings of gold, stones or pearls in their ears." (Wikipedia)
Earlier evidence shows men wearing earrings way back in Ancient Persia, when carved images of Persian soldiers were discovered, they showed the men wearing an earring (Wikipedia).
image: Shapur the Great a Persian King
In more recent times, many celebrities choose to add a bit of bling to their designer outfits with statement hoop earrings. Hoops are always a firm favourite with women such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Katy Perry.
Throughout history men and women alike have shown love and appreciation for beautiful Gold Hoop Earrings. Whatever they mean to you, we’re here to help you learn more about choosing the perfect Gold Hoop and how you can look after them at home, to keep them shining for many years to come.
Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed. – Jennifer Lopez
One of the best things about Gold Hoop Earrings is that they are so versatile. Depending on the size, thickness or how intricate and interesting the design is, gold hoops can be worn by themselves as a statement piece for any outfit.
large gold hoop earrings can be worn both day and night, either to dress up a plain t-shirt and jeans combo or to compliment your favourite Little Black Dress. Thinner gold hoops look fantastic if they are paired with thin, layered gold necklaces and add a touch of class to any look.
Why not try our Maria Gold Hoops earrings for a classic and timeless look?
These earrings are just beautiful and add a touch of shimmer in a true statement style. The hoops have a wider, flatter edge all the way around, which makes these earrings show-stopping. These hoops are very lightweight, so they are perfect to wear all day – or all night long!
Our customers say:
“Stunning gold hoops. The shine is lovely, I got lots of compliments on them.”
“So nice I bought two pairs, one for me and then one for my sister - she loves them too!”
Gold hoops are always in style! Whether you prefer small hoop earrings or large hoops – gold hoops are timeless and never go out of style.
If you do class yourself as a fashionista and love to be ‘on trend’, 2020 is the year to ditch your small, dainty hoops and opt for a large, oversized pair of gold hoops. This year, according to Marie Claire, hoop earrings are all about standing out, not blending in!
Why not try our Tara Large Gold Hoops for a bold and beautiful look?
Our stunning Tara large hoop earrings measure a fabulous 80mm inner diameter, making them so on trend for 2020. This envy inducing pair of thick gold hoops will grab attention wherever you go and are sure to look fantastic with your favourite dress and killer heels.
Our customers say:
“Love the design on these hoops, they really stand out. Very happy!”
“Good quality hoops, sturdy and light. Nice gift box too.”
This depends on your place of work. It can be better to choose small and medium thin hoops for every day, workwear and save your favourite large, statement gold hoops for the evening. However, if you work in a more ‘creative’ place of work just go with the work norm. If everyone else wears statement clothing and is encouraged to express their creativity – you can too!
Why not try our Carrie 10mm Gold Huggie Hoops for a subtle and professional look?
These minimalist and simple small gold hoop earrings are an everyday staple here at DEMI+CO. Comfortable and subtle, these tiny gold hoop earrings are perfect for any occasion and add a touch of class to your office wear.
Our customers say:
“My favourite pair of hoop earrings, very happy with these.”
“Beautiful little hoops, look really nice on.”
Gold hoop earrings can vary in price depending on what material they are made from. Our range of gold hoops is made with care, using only high-quality materials and is affordable, with prices ranging dependent on style.
Why not try our Jade Thin Gold Hoops for a minimal chic look that won’t break the bank?
Our Jade gold hoops are large in diameter and have a ‘barely-there’ look to them. These hoops are versatile and light and are guaranteed to take you from daytime shopping to evening cocktails effortlessly. These thin gold hoop earrings suit any budgets at the price of £18 – treat yourself!
Our customers say:
“I love these hoops so much! Thank you, I will be buying more again.”
“Big hoops but very light to wear. Nice gift box too.”
From us! We have a range of sizes and styles of thin gold hoop earrings to chunky gold hoop earrings. So, whether you are looking for a classic, minimalist pair of small hoops, a statement pair of large gold hoops or an on trend 1980s ‘door-knocker’ style – we have you covered!
Why not try our Kirsten Gold Curl Hoops for a stunning, intriguing look?
“Bought as a gift, but will keep for myself! Really nice hoops and fast delivery. Thank you.”
“Very shiny and pretty hoops, not seen any like this before. Very happy with my purchase, will shop again soon.”
The best way to clean gold hoop earrings is by using a clean, damp cloth to gently wipe them and then dry them immediately. It is important not to wash them in water or get them too wet as this can cause some discoloration, and we’re sure you want to keep your gold hoop earrings as shiny and gorgeous at the day you bought them.
Why not try our Aria XL Gold Hoops which are a perfect, statement piece to become your very first pair of gold hoop earrings?
We are sure Jennifer Lopez herself would love our Aria XL Gold Hoops as much as we do! These oversized gold hoop earrings feature a bevelled texture to add some pretty detail to these already gorgeous hoops. These gold hoops are a perfect way to give your look a bold update.
Our customers say:
“Really nice hoops. Good quality, very happy with them.”
“Lovely hoop earrings - like them a lot.”
We really hope that our FAQs have helped answer any queries you might have. Our inboxes are always open if you need any extra information and we will reply to you as soon as possible. You can get in touch via email or on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Customer service is paramount to us. We love being in touch with all of you and building our little DEMI+CO community. We want to make sure our customers are as informed on our products as possible – we know our products really well and would like to share this knowledge with you all so you know them too. Our gold hoop earrings are so popular and we have a range of styles that are part of our Best Sellers list. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and our products, so we appreciate any feedback. It is important to us that you love wearing our products as much as we love creating them for you, so please do get in touch.
We hope you have learnt more about gold hoop earrings and their significance. We love learning the history behind much loved jewellery items and would love to hear from you. What are your favourite facts about gold hoop earrings?
We are passionate about our products at DEMI+CO and love sharing our insight behind each design. One of our best selling products is our extremely popular magnetic bracelets, so we wanted to put together a blog post sharing all about the benefits, our favourite designs and the history behind using magnetic therapy. We find it a real shame that there is not enough research being completed on the effectiveness of magnetic bracelets for arthritis, but we are determined to share the studies that are out there.
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Here at DEMI+CO we have recently been exploring the Chinese zodiac, its correlating signs are which traits are said to be present in those born under them. We recently put together a blog post diving into the Chinese zodiac and which of the signs we think suit our handsome men’s magnetic bracelets. Well, we wanted to put together something similar for the ladies! This blog post delves into the Chinese zodiac once more and we pair each sign with a pair of our must have Gold Hoop Earrings for women.
Here at DEMI+CO we often like to put together blog posts all about zodiac signs and what styles we think suit the related traits well. We wanted to do something a little different and explore something new for this one and we’ve put together a style guide of what magnetic bracelets for men we think will suit you, based on your Chinese zodiac sign.
Not sure what your Chinese zodiac sign is? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ll help you find out what your sign is, what traits are commonly associated with your Chinese zodiac sign and what magnetic therapy bracelet we think will suit you based on these traits. Get yourself a cuppa and read on to find out all about the Chinese zodiac and more information on our men’s magnetic bracelets.