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November 22, 2019

How many of you reading this have had a pair of gold hoop earrings, we all have or know someone who has worn hoop earrings be it small gold hoops, rose gold hoop earrings or huggie hoops. A very classic style and colour gold hoops have been around since forever and believe it or not they are the easiest earring to style.

Gold hoops come in all different shapes and sizes and after a quick chat with our team here at DEMI+CO we all have one if not three to four different types of gold hoops from large gold hoop earrings, thin gold hoops to small huggie type hoops. The versatility of gold hoops is often overlooked, they can look fabulous with anything you wear and can turn any outfit into a look.

Gold hoop earrings or hoop earrings in general represent so much more than just an earring, when worn they give the wearer a jolt of confidence, sassiness and femininity.

 

small hoop earrings

1. Office and work wear

Medium to small size hoops work the best with work wear, whether you prefer gold or silver, either look great teamed with a crisp white shirt, simple tee and skirt or a fitted dress or trouser suit. If you want to add a a touch of drama go with small statement hoops or encrusted huggie hoops these will give your outfit some style without looking too overdressed.

 

thin gold hoop earrings

2. Daytime casual

Barely there hoops or small gold hoops can look fabulous for a more casual look from jumpers, casual shirts to summer dresses they can add a touch of glam. Plus a big bonus is both hoops can be worn all day long without feeling uncomfortable! 

 rose gold hoop earrings

3. Drinks with the girls

Twisted or thick gold hoop earrings look great with a cute top and jeans or a statement blouse. Chunky gold hoop earrings have a chance to shine when the rest of the outfit is paired down

Large gold hoop earrings

4. Holiday and weekend breaks

You want your hoop earrings light, bright with some interesting detail. Hoop earrings with extra tassels, chunky gold hoop earrings or stacked style hoop earrings will look fabulous. Go big on holiday as larger hoop earrings look great with minimal summer clothing and swimwear.

Gold plated hoop earrings

5. Wedding

Understated and elegant hoops are the best option for weddings, feminine and chic outfits go perfectly with smaller huggies or medium sized hoops. Go for a simple style and minimal finish to give your outfit the sophisticated finish, if you are pining for big hoops then a barely style will still keep your look classic.

 

Gold jewellery trends

rose gold hoop earrings

  • Statement earrings, sizes you have never seen before, strikingly long and super oversized and mismatched adornments
  • French and Parisian influenced, drop earrings, pearl, vintage, finer details
  • Plaited, braided and twisted gold hoop earrings have been spotted on runways 
  • Punk and edgy looks from spikes, bondage style with a hint of grungy androgyny
  • Rhinestones galore, dripping in glam and glitz and super long strands and tassels
  • Oversized gold plated hoops in a variety of materials, colours and textures, a modern-day noughties style
  • Trinkets or odd objects added to necklaces and earrings from cubes, belt buckles, paper clips and handkerchiefs
  • Oversized chain links, in sizes you have never seen from the ears, wrists to ridiculously huge necklaces that look impossible to wear

long gold necklace

 

Celebrities who love hoop earrings

"Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed." Jennifer Lopez

"I really like to look like a history book. I can look 1940s, I can look 1970s hippie-chic, or sometimes I'll pull that '80s Brooklyn hip-hop kid with the door-knocker earrings." Katy Perry

"I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting. These big earrings, these big hoops. I think the girls are sort of falling in love with... collars, neck collars." Ralph Lauren

"Glasses, earrings, rings, sneakers. I love every little accessory."J Balvin

"I love jewelry - rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it." Sofia Vergara

"I love having my hoop earrings. Just regular gold hoops." Becky G

"I love maxi dresses, I feel so great when I put on a maxi dress, big earrings and sandals."  Poppy Delevingne

"I'm channelling my 14-year-old self. She's thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown." Nelly Furtado

gold hoop earrings

History of the hoop earring

  • The gold hoop earring has been a powerful symbol in numerous cultures throughout history.
  • Both men and women have been adorning their bodies with jewelry since the earliest days of civilization.
  • The oldest earrings archaeologists have discovered belong to Sumerian women who lived in 2500 BC, and favoured the now classic, gold hoop style.
  • Julius Caesar turned earrings into a status symbol during his reign over Rome.
  • During the golden age of piracy in the years between 1650 and 1730, pirates were known to wear earrings in order to secure a proper burial, should they drown, and their bodies wash ashore.
  • In 19th century Japan, it was tradition for both Ainu men and women to wear brass hoop earrings.
  • More recently in the 1980s and 1990s, hoop earrings have been associated with ‘Cholas,’ a subculture that emerged in working class Mexican neighbourhoods in Southern California
  • They have also played an essential part of other working-class Latin and black communities
  • In recent years the gold hoop earring has still remained its popularity and despite the modern times the design of the hoop has barely altered.
  • The gold hoop earring fits in to so many different cultures, subcultures and histories from Mexican, African, Indian and Ancient Egyptian that it is the most timeless and iconic piece of jewellery
  • The interest in large gold hoops was part of the trend for what was then known as “ethnic” fashion, this was essentially styles that borrowed from cultures that were described as “exotic” or “colourful.” This language has, for the most part, been shelved.
  • The gold hoop is no longer considered ethnic it is applicable for so many cultures, sub cultures and backgrounds
  • The style and feel of the hoop has not changed over centuries and yet it popularity remains with modern culture like hip hop, skate and surf cultures to goth and indie culture.

gold plated hoops

 

 

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