Popular Hoop Earrings
One of the most common styles for earrings is the hoop earring. Hoop earrings have been a jewelry staple for decades. Hoop earrings are big circles that start at the front of the ear and circle all the way to the back of the earring. They range in size from large circles to smaller ones that sit closer to the earlobe. The thickness of the hoop can also vary with the larger hoops being thinner while the smaller hoops tend to be a little thicker. What differentiates the various types of hoop earrings is the style. They can be just plain gold, they can be textured or twisted, they can feature diamonds or gemstones, or even have little charms hanging from them. The possibilities are endless. The mechanism by which the hoops open and close is another way to differentiate them as well.
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN PURCHASING HOOP EARRINGS
- METAL - Most jewelry connoisseurs have a favorite metal. Some prefer the classic look of yellow gold while others prefer the more contemporary rose gold. And then there’s platinum, white gold, and sterling silver. If you like the silvery/white look of these three metals but aren’t sure which one is the right metal for you, here are some important distinguishing features to keep in mind. Platinum is the most durable of the three but will cost more than the other two. It’s also hypoallergenic, which means anyone can wear it, even those with highly sensitive metal allergies. Sterling silver is the most affordable of the three, but is also less durable and may tarnish over time. White gold can also change color over time as its white rhodium layer wears off, but this metal can be an excellent option for those preferring something more durable than sterling silver and less costly than platinum.
- SIZE - Hoop earrings can range anywhere in size from small huggies that fit close to the ear to large hoops that take up a third of your face. The size you get should all depend on your personal preference. Do you usually like wearing studs and petite dangle earrings? If so, then there’s a good chance that smaller hoops will be the best option for you. If you like big, bold pieces of jewelry, you’ll probably like the larger hoops the most.
- THICKNESS - Like their size, hoop earrings can come in a variety of different thicknesses. We often see large hoop earrings leaning towards the thin side and smaller hoop earrings being thicker (but not always). This makes larger hoops a little more affordable and smaller hoops a little more substantial. If you indeed like a larger, thicker hoop you might want to opt for a hollow style because not only will they weigh lighter but they will be more affordable.
- CLOSURE - The top 3 most common hoop earring backs that we both sell and recommend at Devon's Diamonds & Decor are push button locks, omega backs and snap posts.
PUSH BUTTON LOCK
The post goes into a locking mechanism and the hoop will not be able to open until the button is pressed down. This the most secure option for wearing hoop earrings.
Omega backs take their name from their uncanny resemblance to the Greek letter omega – Ω. The ends of this looped finding attach to an earring via a hinge.
Hinge back earrings feature a hinged post that snaps onto a groove on the back of the earring. These backings are commonly used on hoops and huggie earrings. Once you hear the earring snap or click, you know it's secure.
TOP STYLES OF HOOP EARRINGS
Huggies or huggie hoop earrings, as the name suggests, are literally huggers as they’re designed to perfectly embrace your earlobes without an overbearing feeling. The huggie hoops are quite small in size, with thicker overall widths, as well as lever-back clasps that are designed to curve rather gracefully, locking the earrings in place. Huggies are a classic, everyday look that will never go out of style. Shop diamond huggie earrings in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.
You could never go wrong with a pair of diamond hoops. While it may come as a surprise when you’ve only seen diamonds in stud earrings, the truth is that diamond hoop earrings look even better for someone going for a bold look. Diamond hoop earrings range in style from different shapes, sizes, multi row and even twisted designs. You don't just have to chose from plain old straight diamond hoops when making your decision; you can enhance your unique sense of style. Shop for diamond hoop earrings in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.
INSIDE OUT HOOPS
For the most dazzling hoops, look no further than inside out diamond hoop earrings. These are by far the most popular style of hoop earring that we sell at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. Inside outside hoop earrings are where it has diamonds on the outside of the hoop, as well as the inside of the hoop. So when you're wearing them, you see diamonds on the front and the inside of the earring. Like regular diamond hoop earrings, inside out diamond hoops come in different sizes, shapes and styles as well. Shop inside out diamond hoop earrings in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.
HOOP EARRINGS NEAR ME
Hoop earrings are a true jewelry classic. A pair of hoops can instantly elevate an outfit, allowing you to look chic and stylish in mere moments. We hope this guide to hoop earrings has been helpful as you search for the best earrings for you! If you have any questions about finding the right pair of hoop earrings or questions about any of the styles we carry, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Devon's Diamonds & Decor. (561)430-6988 Or feel free to stop in to our Boca Raton jewelry store. Our family of fourth generation jewelers will be happy to help!