Hoop earrings can be traced as far back as fourth-century Africa, and they remain an emblem of style today. In fact, their popularity has only grown throughout the years. Designers have put their own mark on the classic hoop earring with styles featuring pearls, diamonds, enamel, and also colorful gemstones.
Classic Gold Hoop Earrings
Everyone needs a set of classic gold hoops because they never go out of style and they go with everything. These 18K yellow gold medium hoop earrings by Jennifer Meyer are simple and understated — therefore, perfect for an everyday look.
Jennifer Meyer medium hammered hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold
Pearl Hoop Earrings
Milamore’s recent Kintsugi collection features a unique take on hoop earrings inspired by an ancient Japanese art form. They have a handcrafted, organic design set with diamonds, as well as a beautiful Akoya pearl sits in the center of each hoop.
Milamore Kintsugi Infinity hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold with diamond and pearl
Classic Diamond Hoop Earrings
Diamond hoops are timeless. These gorgeous 18K white gold diamond hoops from Kwiat feature 3.65 carats of round-cut diamonds all the way around, so they sparkle from every angle.
Kwiat Starry Night hoop earrings in 18K white gold with 3.65 carats diamond
Colored Gem Hoop Earrings
These spectacular earrings by Sutra feature 31.83 carats of pink sapphire, each accented with pavé diamonds around the rim. The forward-facing element makes them even more striking.
Sutra oval hoop earrings in 18K rose gold with 31.83 carats pink sapphire and 2.65 carats diamond
Edgy Hoop Earrings
There’s nothing boring about these edgy double diamond hoops by designer Jade Trau. Three round diamonds sit between the geometric-shape gold hoops. Additionally, they’re a sophisticated addition to pair with a simple outfit, drawing eyes to the face.
Jade Trau Penelope double diamond hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold with 0.55 carats diamond
Funky Hoop Earrings
Fernando Jorge is known for his innovative, artful designs. These earrings from his Stream collection feature fluid lines of gold that evoke trickling water.
Fernando Jorge Stream hoop earrings in 18K rose gold
Enamel Hoop Earrings
Melissa Kaye’s designs are known for their distinctive and playful use of enamel. These pastel green enamel hoops feature 10 diamonds in 18K yellow gold set at intervals around the earring.
Melissa Kaye Zea hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold with 1.98 carats diamond and pastel-green enamel
Door Knocker Hoop Earrings
A spin on classic gold hoops, these Door Knocker hoop earrings by Sidney Garber face forward, and at 70mm, they’re on the larger side. They’re a perfect way to dress up a slicked-back ponytail or a bun, or to complement a little black dress.
Sidney Garber Door Knocker Naples hoop earrings in 18K yellow gold
Textured Hoop Earrings
These fabulous white-gold hoop earrings by Carolina Bucci are hammered with a diamond-tipped instrument, which gives them a fabulous texture, as well as a hint of sparkle. They are extremely versatile — you can wear them to spruce up a simple look, as well as to complete a black-tie ensemble.
Carolina Bucci Florentine hoop earrings in 18K white gold
Colored Gemstone Hoop Earrings
Suzanne Kalan is famous for her signature use of baguette-cut stones in her Fireworks collections. For example, in these stunning earrings, she mixes baguette-cut blue and yellow sapphire with emerald and diamond. They explode with color and vibrance, much like fireworks in the sky.
Suzanne Kalan earrings in 18K yellow gold with 5.05 carats blue and yellow sapphire, 0.52 carats emerald, and 0.44 carats diamond