The Four Types of Hoop Earrings

The Four Types of Hoop Earrings

The Four Types of Hoop Earrings


Gold hoop earring are one of the most popular earring styles for women. It's essentially a wire circle or gold tube worn through a permanent piercing in the lower ear lobe. The mechanism by which hoop earrings open and close is what distinguishes them from one another, as well as the various styles available in the jewelry market.

Ear piercings and earrings are often made of 20g or 18g wire (the bigger the number, the smaller the wire). The earrings at the top of the ear in the photo below are 18g. Older, tribal piercing forms have been reintroduced in Western culture as a result of modern body piercing, and you can sometimes see people with very large-gauge ear piercings, up to a few inches in diameter. The largest sizes in the shot are 2g and are located at the ear lobe bottom.

 Large Hoop Earrings in 4 Styles

* Large gold hoop earrings

* Earring with a Wire Loop

* Earring with a Hinged-Hoop

* Earring with a Fixed Bead

1 Large gold hoop earrings

One of the more popular styles, large gold hoop earrings are big, spherical earrings formed like hoops, as the name suggests that often make a bold fashion statement because of their large size. They can be any style or size, but they usually don't go past the shoulder. A gold wire or tube creates a complete circle by threading through the ear piercing. 

How to wear them 

One of the most appealing aspects about hoop earrings is their versatility. Because hoop earrings exist in so many different forms, sizes, and materials, it's simple to mix and match them with your clothing.

Hoop earrings are always a fashionable jewelry choice to wear to work, on a date, or on a night out with friends. With so many various kinds and varieties of hoop earrings to choose from, you'll be able to complete any appearance.

If you're stumped on how to wear hoop earrings casually, here are a few suggestions to get you started.

1. Earring with a Wire Loop

These earrings are among the most basic and traditional types of jewelry. The circular earring is made from a single wire with a little loop formed at one end and a hook formed at the other end. The looped end catches on the hooked end, which passes through the piercing.

A round wire or a ready-made earring wire with the loop end already fashioned can be used to create this style.

How to Wear Them

You must be careful how you open this style of earring when wearing it. When you widen the aperture to get it into your ear, you risk creating a weak spot in the metal wire, which might cause the earring to break. Instead of opening the loop horizontally (which creates a large "C"), it's ideal to open the loop vertically (which creates a smaller "C" shape). If you scroll down to the fixed-bead earring picture, you can see how this works.

You can see how this works if you scroll down to the fixed-bead earring picture, as that style also benefits from being placed in and pulled out in the same way.


2. Earring with a Hinged Hoops


Earring with a thin wire for going through the ear are generally thicker than ear piercings. This thin ear wire has one hinged end and the other catches on or fits into the thicker end of the earring. The ear wire usually has a little hump to it, allowing the lowest portion of the earring to drop more freely.

How to wear them?

This shape is used in a number of trendy earrings, and it can hold a lot of weight pretty securely. If you snag this sort of earring on something, the sideways motion can easily open the hinged wire and cause it to fall out.

3. Earring with Fixed Beads

This form of jewelry is similar to the wire loop, except instead of the looped end, a little bead is used. The wire's free end passes through the piercing and into the bead, concealing the real opening mechanism and making the jewelry more difficult to lose or snag.

How to Wear Them

Because this sort of hoop requires the ring to be bent or curved in order to insert or remove it, it's most commonly found in earrings or smaller-gauge body jewelry. To open the ring, move the ends horizontally past each other rather than straight away from each other, as this deforms the circular shapeless and prevents metal fatigue and cracking.