A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Hoop Earrings

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Hoop Earrings

Diamond hoop earrings are a jewellery staple, with at least one pair found in every jewellery box. In recent years, hoops have evolved and made a huge comeback and it is now popular to wear multiple hoop earrings in minimal dainty styles. Zendaya and Hailey Bieber are a few celebrities who have worn these stunning earrings in new and inventive ways. Deciding on a pair of hoops can be challenging especially when choosing them in a luxury metal or with diamond detail, this can be a big purchase where you want to make the right choice for you. Our guide will help you choose the perfect pair of hoop earrings that add class and sophistication to any outfit.

What are Hoop Earrings?

Like eternity rings, hoop earrings have been around for centuries. They are a classic and versatile type of jewellery characterised by their original circular or semi-circular shape. However, now we can see them in multiple shapes such as Oval shape, square shape, star and heart shape, but all still with the same simplistic and stylish look. There are many different types and styles of hoop earrings from huggies, large hoops, chunky hoops, sleepers, charm hoops, mini huggies, double hoops, multi hoops, twisted hoops and diamond eternity hoop earrings. With so much choice it can be quite addictive adding more and more to your jewellery collection and matching them all up to wear together if required.

Who Invented Hoop Earrings?

Historically, hoop earrings have been seen all around the world, worn in many ancient human societies including Egyptians, African tribes, Greeks, Romans, East-Asian Cultures and Mesmoamericans. Hoop earrings originated before the written word so it is hard to pinpoint exactly where they were first created. However, the earliest known hoop earrings are believed to have originated roughly around 2500 B.C.E in Nubia, an African civilisation now called Sudan. At the time, women predominantly wore bronze, silver or gold hoop earrings in all different thicknesses and there are many different civilisations where men have worn them over centuries too. 

What Do Hoop Earrings Symbolise?

Hoop earrings are one of the oldest jewellery trends around, holding many meanings, such as:

  • Empowerment.
  • Wholeness, infinity and unity.
  • Strength and boldness.
  • Within Latino culture, hoops represent resistance to discrimination.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Hoop Earrings

Before searching for a pair of hoops, consider the sizes, shapes, and metals available. After all, choosing your hoop diamond earrings is all dependent on your style. Some of the tips to consider include:

Measure Your Earlobe Size

You should roughly measure your earlobe size before choosing your earrings. There is nothing more frustrating than buying the wrong size of hoop and they are then too small to fit around your ear lobe or too large and heavy which can feel uncomfortable to wear and more at risk of catching on your hair and clothes. Take a quick rough measure of your earlobe in the mirror and assess first where you want to wear your hoop earrings on the ear lobe. Many people now have their lower lobe, upper lobe or higher lobe pierced and these can all need different sizes of hoops. Once you have decided this you will then need to think about how far you want the hoop to hang down and around your ear, many people refer to this as the drop of the earring or length. The drop/length can create a completely different look and weight on the ear lobe which can be less comfortable to wear if you want to wear your hoops every day. This will help you decide if you want smaller daintier hoops to wear daily or whether you will prefer larger, chunky decorative hoops for weekends and special occasions. 

Everybody is different when it comes to expressing yourself through jewellery. At Diamond Heaven, we have diamond hoop earrings in all different sizes and styles, in a variety of metals so that you can match them up to your yellow, rose or white gold jewellery. We’ll ensure you have a pair of diamond hoops that will fit comfortably on your ears and go with every outfit and accessory.

Consider Your Face Shape

Having the right hoops that flatter your face shape is more important than many people would think. Do you have a rounder face shape? If so you might want to choose a pair of long, thin, dainty diamond hoops, such as our 0.75ct Modern Round Diamond Hoop Earrings. These hoops have a single row of intricately crafted round diamonds, which adds that bit of detail whilst complimenting a rounder face shape by its elongated length, which makes your face appear more slender. Another idea for a rounder face shape is to choose a stunning pair of smaller hoops with a hanging charm attached such as a diamond or pear-shaped gemstone which dangles from the hoop. This might be the perfect little detail to give the elegant, elongated look which compliments your face shape and adds that splash of colour at the same time to complement your statement outfit and accessories.

Elongated or oval-shaped faces are well-suited to a majority of hoop earring styles from small decorative diamond hoops to larger different shaped diamond hoops but more rounded smaller styles can help give more width to an oval-shaped face whilst elevating any outfit. 

If you have a square-shaped face you might want to consider wearing a pair of round or oval diamond hoops. Round or oval diamond hoop earrings can soften the angles of your face, giving you a gentler jawline and appearance.

Think About Your Outfits

Pairing your hoop earrings with your outfits can allow you to make the perfect statement look. Whether it's an everyday look or an eye-catching bold style you want to achieve, you can use a bright girly colour such as our pink diamond halo drop hoop earrings which will be the main focus when having a catch-up meal with the girls, teaming it up with the matching handbag. For a romantic special occasion, such as an anniversary dinner, a pair of understated small diamond hoops, such as these Round Diamond Hoop Earrings will add elegance to your little black dress or evening wear.

Are you looking for the perfect earrings for a big birthday? why not go for a show-stopping pair of diamond and gemstone hoop earrings, is your birthstone aquamarine? If so, choose a diamond set, square-shaped aquamarine pair of hoops which showcase a beautiful, bright blue, emerald cut, aquamarine gemstone dangling from the hoop. This is guaranteed to sparkle all night and cause quite the conversation on your birthday day.

Stay on-trend with the perfect pair of diamond hoop earrings from Diamond Heaven. Do you need help finding your dream hoops? Book an appointment at one of our showrooms across the UK today. Our diamond consultants can answer your questions, so you have a pair of hoops you can wear for any occasion.