11 Interesting facts about sterling silver hoop earrings

Our sterling silver jewellery is one of our largest collections here at DEMI+CO from silver necklaces, silver rings and silver earrings. One of our most best selling collections are our silver hoop earrings, easy to wear, good value for money, versatile, useful and great for daily wear. We have a variety of styles and designs of sterling silver hoop earrings from silver huggie hoops, silver chubby hoops, small silver hoops, twisted silver hoops, textured silver hoop earrings, silver and gold hoops, silver and rose gold hoops as well as diamante silver hoop earrings. Whatever your taste and style we have a silver hoop for you.

Below we have put together some interesting facts about the meaning of sterling silver, details of how sterling silver is made, the reasons why its so popular and the difference between silver and sterling silver too. We have also included some frequently asked questions and of course our best selling sterling silver hoops for you to buy and browse.


Micro Pave' Small Hoop with CZs

These adorable wide huggie hoops are very chic and on trend, made with sterling silver and diamante these cute silver huggies are 18 inches long but it can be worn as 16 inches or 14 inches.

 silver huggie hoops

Silver Ribbed Hoop Earrings

These textured silver hoop earrings would make a great addition to your silver jewellery collection. With this pair of chunky hoops, your sophisticated look will never go out of style. Feel confident in this pair of thick hoops and find yourself reaching for them as your favourite accessory. Perfect to treat yourself with, or to give as a gift to a loved one.

 sterling silver hoop earrings

Facts about sterling silver

Sterling silver is a mix of metals which produces an end result of a tough and strong metal that is harder than pure silver. Sterling silver is the most popular when it comes to the manufacturing of jewellery and silverware due to it being more durable and therefore, much better and easier for manufacturers to work with and use.

On average, sterling silver can last up to 30 years if well maintained, worn occasionally and stored carefully. The best and least nonabrasive way to clean silver jewellery is to use soap and water, using phosphate free dishwashing soap will make your jewellery look sparkling again. Once you have soaked your jewellery in the soapy water make sure you rinse in warm water and dry with soft, clean dry cloth.


Silver Baby Huggies Earrings

These stylish huggie hoops are lined with dazzling diamantes to give you a striking look. Look sophisticated and classy when you wear this pair of silver huggie earrings, perfect to go with your day-to-day outfit or to wear for special occasions. Ideal as a gift for someone special, or to treat yourself.

 sterling silver huggie hoops

Silver D Shaped Hoop Earrings

Looking for a more simplistic, classic look? Search no further than these minimalistic thick silver hoop earrings. Perfect to be matched with any outfit, these thick hoops are a must-have for your jewellery box. You will find yourself reaching for them whenever you leave the house when they become your go-to pair of silver hoop earrings.

 sterling silver hoops

A lot of people wonder if sterling silver turns green but if you ensure that you keep your jewellery dry and away from liquids, perfumes or chemicals and soaps, it shouldn’t turn green. However, due to the small amount of copper in sterling silver, if the jewellery gets wet or loses its barrier it can turn slightly green.

 Sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure silver and copper. This is reflected in the 925 hallmark stamp, which may also be marked as 9.25 or .925, all indicating sterling silver. Reputable manufactures always stamp their creations to show the amount of silver per hundred parts (or thousands in some cases). Pure silver is stamped with a high number like 999 or 99.9; the higher the number, the more silver there is present in the product.


Micro Pave' Square Cz Half Tube Hoop

These chunky silver hoops are made with sterling silver and adorned with diamante sparkles. Super glam and still comfortable and light weight to wear these statement hoops are sure to turn heads. A butterfly clasp on these half hoops also makes these silver hoops easy to take on and off.

 silver diamante hoop earrings

Silver 3 Row Hoop Earrings

Textured silver hoop earrings add an extra dimension to chunky silver hoops. These textured earrings have three rows of hoops to add even more glamour to your look. Perfect for a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, adding these large silver hoop earrings to your collection will make you feel confident and sophisticated.

 sterling silver hoops

Do sterling silver hoops tarnish?

Sterling silver hoops are a classic jewelry piece that can be worn with any outfit. Sterling silver is an alloy of 92. 5% pure silver and 7. 5% other metals, usually copper. The small amount of copper in sterling silver helps to prevent tarnishing and ensures that the silver earrings last you a long time. If proper care is not taken then there is a slight possibility of tarnishing. The best way to avoid this is to ensure the hoops are stored in a dry, safe and secure place when not worn.


Is there a way to make silver hoops more comfortable?

Yes, buy quality silver hoop earrings, choose silver hoop earrings that have a thin fastenings and thin stick posts. Hollow hoops and generally thinner and lighter hoops will also be much more comfortable to wear. You can always change the back of the hoop if it has a butterfly clasp, a plastic covered butterfly clasp would be a comfortable choice.


How can you clean silver hoop earrings?

Real silver hoop earrings and sterling silver hoop earrings can be cleaned in the same way, use a damp cloth and some mild soapy warm water and wipe the hoops clean. Then using a soft microfibre cloth dry them thoroughly. Do not leave to air dry, although silver hoop earrings can withstand water it is best to dry them with a soft cloth if possible.


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.

sterling silver chunky hoop earrings

Silver Barley Leaf Hoop Earrings

These elegant leaf-designed textured hoops would be a gorgeous addition to your jewellery box. Effortless and simplistic, these thin silver hoop earrings will go with any outfit, fitting your day-to-day look perfectly, and carrying you through a night out with your friends. Unlike anything anybody else will be wearing, owning this pair of unique thin silver hoop earrings medium is bound to make you stand out from the crowd. A beautiful addition to your outfit, you will find yourself reaching for this elegant pair of silver feather earrings whenever you’re getting ready for a day out or a night on the town!

 large silver hoops

Which hoop earring size is best?

The best hoop earring size is several different sizes, if you create a collection of different sized and styles of hoop earrings then you have a range to choose form. We suggest a couple of small huggie hoops, a smaller but thicker chubby hoop, a couple of larger 20 to 30mm medium sized hoops in different thickness as well as some larger hoops in a thin style and some glamorous power hoops that are slightly thicker. We also recommend a range of silver, rose gold and gold hoops in these variations to offer options when getting ready.


Is it better to wear hoops or studs?

Many people prefer to wear hoops and some people prefer to wear studs, this all depends on your personality, personal style and your piercings. Some people like to wear both therefore if you have more than one piercing you can combine hoops and studs and create a curated look. We love jewellery and we love both hoop earrings and stud earrings, therefore if you can not choose then go for both as that’s what we would do.


Silver Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

These elegant, simple hoops are a great place to start with exploring the world of sophisticated hoop earrings. Sterling silver oval hoop earrings are great for wearing in your day-to-day life or on nights out. They are just an elegant touch to fit into your outfit, and we know that you will fall in love when you buy these! Round hoop earrings come in all shapes and sizes and we believe that these are perfect for you. Minimalism goes a long way with jewellery and pulls out all the best qualities of your look.

silver oval hoop earrings

Silver Small Round Twist Hoop Earrings

Want a pair of unusual, twisted hoops earrings? Well these thick silver hoops will suit you gorgeously. A thick style of hoop is a great way to expand your look and delve further into the world of fashionable silver hoops. Chunky earrings are entering more into the fashion world, and it’s a style we just love, even better when they have a unique pattern or texture like these.

 silver twist hoop earrings

11 interesting facts about silver earrings:

  1. Precious Metal: Silver earrings are crafted from sterling silver, which is a precious metal known for its lustrous appearance.
  2. 925 Sterling Silver: Sterling silver earrings are typically made of 92.5% pure silver, mixed with 7.5% of other metals, often copper, to enhance durability and strength.
  3. Hypoallergenic: Sterling silver is hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin or metal allergies.
  4. Versatile Designs: Silver earrings come in a wide range of designs, from simple studs to elaborate, intricately detailed pieces.
  5. Gemstone Combinations: Silver earrings are often combined with various gemstones, including diamonds, sapphires, and pearls, to add color and sparkle.
  6. Historical Significance: Silver has been used in jewelry for centuries and has cultural and historical significance in many societies.
  7. Tarnish Resistance: Sterling silver is more resistant to tarnishing compared to pure silver due to the addition of other metals.
  8. Affordability: Silver earrings are typically more affordable than earrings made from gold or platinum, making them an accessible option for many.
  9. Aging Patina: Silver earrings develop a natural patina over time, adding character and depth to the metal's appearance.
  10. Artistic Expression: Silversmiths often use various techniques, such as filigree, granulation, and metalwork, to create intricate and artistic earring designs.
  11. Easy Care: Maintaining silver earrings is relatively simple. Regular cleaning with a silver polishing cloth can help restore their shine.


Silver Double Hoop Earrings

We love these unique double hoops! They are the perfect pair of sterling silver hoops for that special occasion coming up. They also work perfectly as a beautiful gift for that special someone. You can’t go wrong with a bit of bling and that’s exactly what you have with these. Why not just go for it and treat yourself to these exceptional, unusual silver earrings?

 sterling silver hoop earrings medium

Silver Wavey Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

These unusual silver earrings create a perfect look for your night out. With an elegant twist in them, you’ll have all eyes on you. You can have more than one style of hoops and these twisted hoops are the ideal pair of earrings to introduce you into the whole world of textured silver hoops.

 sterling silver oval hoops

We hope you found this article useful, we go to great lengths to ensure we use quality metals, skilled craftspeople and work closely with the manufacturers to ensure quality products and jewellery pieces. We are always adding to our collections to ensure we curate our collection to include a mix of classic and timeless pieces, luxury diamond pieces, affordable luxury items as well as contemporary and modern jewellery designs as well.

We hope you enjoyed reading our frequently asked questions and if ever there are any questions you feel that havent been addressed or that you would like to ask then please do feel free to get in touch. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and helping where we can and we always love hearing from you.








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