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November 30, 2023

Textured hoop earrings are one of the trendiest and most stylish of earring designs, there are many different types of texturing on earrings from ribbed, stripes, dotted, hammering and other patterns like geometric and angular. Designs and textures on earrings have a dual affect, firstly they add detail and extra drama and substance to a simple looking piece of jewellery. Secondly texture and detailing reflects and bounces light in different ways giving extra attention to your hoop earrings and jewellery.

Here at DEMI+CO we have a vast selection of textured hoop earrings from textured sleeper hoops, small textured hoop earrings, to wide hoop earrings and large hoop earrings all textured. Our textured hoop earrings also come in a variety of metals from 9ct gold earrings, sterling silver hoops, rose gold hoops and white gold hoop earrings. We have also launched a new collection that combines some of our best selling fine jewellery pieces that our customers can purchase that includes luxury gift boxing, luxury bag and shipping worldwide all included.

We decided to put together this article so that we could explain to our customers a little bit about the texturing or hammered process as we do get a few questions from customers from time to time about this. Also we like to be transparent about our knowledge of jewellery and manufacturing too. Last but by no means least we have also put together some of our favourite hammered hoops for you to browse or add to cart too.


Yellow Gold Half DC Half Plain 18.8mm Hoop Earrings

These chunky gold hoops are the ideal textured gold hoops you need in your jewellery collection. Made with 9ct gold and with a textured ridge pattern that makes these hoops shine in the light giving you that soft glam. The width of the gold earrings is 0.4cm and the diameter is 1.8cm giving you all the subtle glam without over doing it.

 gold hammered hoops

Silver Diamond Cut Wedd Hoop Earrings

Looking for something to stand out from your look and bring your whole look together strikingly? These textured hoop earrings are the perfect way to explore our range of thick silver earrings; there is no limit and you are certain to find your soulmate in a pair of our sterling silver hoops. With a beautiful and unusual pattern on these hoops, you will make every head turn as you enter a room.

 silver hammered hoops

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

Creating a hammered texture on jewellery involves various techniques and tools, typically depending on the type of metal being worked on and the desired final appearance. Here are some common methods:


Hand Hammering:

  1. Metal Sheet Preparation: Jewellers start with a metal sheet of the desired thickness.
  2. Tools: They use a variety of hammers with different textures and shapes on the striking surface. Ball-peen hammers, chasing hammers, or specially textured hammers are commonly used.
  3. Technique: The metal sheet is placed on a sturdy surface like a steel block or anvil. The jeweller then strikes the metal surface with the hammer, creating the desired texture. Varying the force, angle, and pattern of strikes results in different textures and effects.
  4. Hammering Machines:
  5. Power Hammers: In larger-scale manufacturing, power hammers or pneumatic hammers might be used. These can rapidly and consistently create hammered textures across larger pieces of metal.
  6. Hydraulic Press or Rolling Mill:
  7. Textured Plates/Rollers: Some jewellers use textured plates or rollers on a hydraulic press or rolling mill. The metal sheet is passed through the press/rolling mill with the textured plate/roller to imprint the hammered texture onto the metal.
  8. Finishing:
  9. Annealing: Periodically, the metal might need to be annealed (heated and cooled) to maintain its malleability, especially with materials like silver or gold that can harden as they're worked.
  10. Filing and Polishing: After hammering, the piece might require filing to refine edges and surfaces. Polishing then brings out the shine and highlights the hammered texture.
  11. Custom Tools:
  12. Custom Tools or Techniques: Some artisans develop their own tools or techniques to achieve unique textures. They might use punches, chisels, or other implements to create specific patterns or designs.
  13. Considerations:
  14. Material: Different metals respond differently to hammering. For example, gold is more malleable than platinum, so techniques might vary based on the material.
  15. Design Intention: The type and force of hammering, as well as the pattern and frequency of strikes, all influence the final texture. Jewellers often experiment to achieve the desired aesthetic.
  16. Hammered textures can range from light dimpling to deep, rugged textures, and the method chosen will depend on the jewellery designer's preferences, equipment available, and the specific piece being created.


Yellow Gold 12mm Diamond Cut Hinged Huggies Earrings

These small gold hoop earrings or also known as gold huggies are one of our best sellers, made with 9ct gold and 1.1cm in height these gold hoops are perfect for alternative piercings like tragus, conch or any other cartilage piercing.

textured huggie hoops

Yellow Gold 26mm Frosted Greek Key Hoop Earrings

These charming gold hoops will be a stunning addition to any jewellery collection, made with 9ct gold and with Greek key detailing these small gold hoop earrings are definitely one of a kind.

textured gold hoops

Yellow Gold Faceted OVAL Hoop Earrings

If you want a pair of showstopping medium gold hoop earrings then look no further these oval hoop earrings. Made with 9ct gold with added faceted texture and detailing these gold hoops reflect the light perfectly and give you the showstopping glam you need.


gold oval hoop earrings

Unique Aesthetic Appeal:

  • Distinctive Look: The hammered texture creates a unique, handcrafted appearance that differs from smooth, polished surfaces. It adds character and visual interest to the jewellery piece.
  • Versatility:
  • Suitable for Various Styles: Textured jewellery complements a wide range of fashion styles, from bohemian to modern minimalist. It can be both casual and elegant, making it versatile for different occasions.
  • Artisanal and Handcrafted Feel:
  • Artistic Appeal: The handcrafted nature of hammered jewellery gives it an artisanal and personalized touch, appealing to individuals looking for something unique and less mass-produced.
  • Hides Wear and Tear:
  • Camouflages Imperfections: Hammered textures can hide minor scratches or dents that might occur over time, making the jewellery appear well-worn and adding to its character rather than detracting from its beauty.
  • Reflects Light Differently:
  • Play of Light: The hammered surface reflects light differently compared to smooth surfaces, creating interesting light and shadow effects, adding depth and dimension to the piece.
  • Trend and Fashion Influence:
  • Fashion Trends: Textured jewellery often follows fashion trends. At times, certain textures become trendy due to their aesthetic appeal and compatibility with contemporary fashion.
  • Emotional Connection:
  • Emotional Significance: For some wearers, the uniqueness and craftsmanship behind textured jewellery can create a stronger emotional connection, making the piece more meaningful.
  • Customization and Uniqueness:
  • Custom Designs: Hammered textures allow for endless possibilities in design. Each hammer strike can be deliberately placed, allowing artisans to create customized and unique patterns.
  • Overall, the popularity of textured hammered jewellery lies in its ability to offer a distinct aesthetic, versatility, and a sense of individuality that resonates with wearers seeking pieces that stand out and possess a touch of artistry and craftsmanship.


Silver D/C Oval Creoles

Sparkle away with these glistening and sleek silver oval creole hoop earrings, made with sterling silver and etched with a textured and hammered diamond design these hoops are sure to catch the light. These lightweight creole hoop earrings will make a great addition to your jewellery collection or a fabulous gift too.

 silver creole hoop earrings

Yellow Gold D/C Oval Hoop Earrings

Exquisitely stunning these textured gold oval hoop earrings are beautiful to look at and even more stunning when worn. Made with 9ct gold and with a slight oval shape these flattering hoop earrings are a must have. With an additional textured pattern these hoops will definitely shine bright.

 textured gold oval hoops

When a woman wears hoop earrings?

Hoop earrings are the most universally flattering earring style, there are so many designs and styles available that no matter what your style is you can find a pair to suit you. Our collection includes a variety of hoop earrings from sleeper hoops, large hoop earrings, twist hoop, double hoop, wide hoops and huggie hoops.


What is the difference between hoop and huggie earrings?

The one question we get asked frequently is what is the difference between huggie earrings and hoop earrings? The answer is that hoop earrings are usually around 18mm diameter or more. Huggie hoops are much smaller in diameter and usually hug the ear lobe hence the name ‘huggie’.


Are hinged hoop earrings secure?

Yes our hinged hoop earrings are very secure, the hinge lets the customer open the earring up to make it easy to put on. The hinge then allows for secure closure. The hinge prevents a hoop earring from breaking or bending.


Yellow Gold D/C 17.2mm Hoop Earrings

A diamond hammering on these gold hoop earrings definitely ensures that these hammered hoops stand out, made with 9ct gold and with a diameter of 17.2mm (1.7cm) these small gold hoop earrings are perfect to wear alone or together with studs and sleepers for a curated look.

 small textured hoops

White Gold D/C Oval Hoop Earrings

Gorgeous glamourous these white gold hoops ooze minimal chic. Made with 9ct white gold and with subtle square hammering pattern these white gold hoops are the epitome of subtle sophistication. Your collection is calling out for these gorgeous textured hoop earrings.

 white gold hoop earrings

Is it OK to wear hoop earrings every day?

Absolutely yes you can wear hoop earrings every day, they are versatile and adaptable and look great with any outfit. Our smaller hoop earrings, sleeper hoops or even our thin hoop earrings are ideal for ever day wear. Our bolder hoop earrings are also perfect for daily wear.


Can hoop earrings be classy?

Yes, hoop earrings can be classy, firstly ensure the size is of the hoop is on the smaller size or thinner if it is a medium size. Too much embellishment and detailing can make hoop earrings look bolder so if you want a more elegant look opt for a pair with minimum adornment. However bold and heavily embellished hoops can look classy if the rest of your accessories and outfit are subtle which can balance out the look.  

What are sleeper hoop earrings?

Sleeper hoop earrings are very small and very delicate earrings that are usually worn in a new piercing. They can be worn 24/7 day and night hence the name sleeper.Sleep hoop earrings usually have a hinge or screw which allows for easy wear and comfort when worn.

Do hoop earrings look good on everyone?

Yes hoop earrings do look good on everyone, they are universally flattering, hoop earrings are also flexible and versatile. Hoop earrings also go well with a number of outfits and looks, whether its daytime chic or an evening soiree hoop earrings can work.


Yellow Gold 10mm D/C Sleepers

Elegant and feminine these 9ct gold textured hoop earrings are the perfect daily hoop earrings that can take you from day to night transitions. These lightweight hoops are incredibly versatile and with a gentle amount of texture these hoops will caress the light and ensure the spotlight stays on you.

 gold sleeper hoops

Yellow Gold D/C Oval Creoles

These intricate and ornate 9ct gold creoles will elevate any look, the textured detailing on these lightweight hoops will add extra detail and shine to these classic creole hoop earrings. One of our best selling creole designs these hoop earrings are a must have.

 gold creole hoops



We hope you enjoyed reading about textured hoop earrings, the intricate creation process to us is always fascinating which is why we put together this blog post so that we can share the information with our customers. We have also created a new fine jewellery collection with a curated range of exquisite pieces that include UK and worldwide shipping.

We are very proud of our range of sterling silver, 9ct gold, rose gold and white gold jewellery, we go to great lengths to work with reputable manufacturers and ensure they use the best quality metals, embellishments and craftsmanship. We also ensure that continue to add to our collection the newest and most stunning pieces that are not just fashion focused but classic and timeless additions as well.

We hope that you found the information useful and that you enjoyed browsing through our products. We also hope that you found the frequently asked questions useful as well. As ever if there are any questions that you feel we havent answered then please do feel free to get in touch as we are always more than happy to help and answer any queries where we can.







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