Accessory trends may come and go, but some styles are timeless. Gold hoop earrings have never gone out of vogue, but now, they’re more popular than ever before, seen hanging from the lobes of celebs and influencers alike.
Lyst reports that searches for the staple are up 66 per cent year on year. As for the optimum diameter? They say it’s 4cm – small enough to keep things chic and subtle, but large enough to make a statement.
However, there’s certainly no need to be this prescriptive – the beauty of gold hoop earrings is that everyone can pull them off and make the look their own. With the range of sizes, shapes, shades and twists (think beading, gems and resin) available, it’s entirely possible to personalise your take on the gold hoop earring.
You can also take inspiration from the stars – model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, for instance, wears hers small and chunky, teams with a sleek low bun, while Jessica Alba dresses her hoops up with a half-up, half-down hairstyle. Want to go bigger? Make like a Kardashian-Jenner sister and choose a thin, oversized pair.
Whatever the look, there’s never been more to choose from, especially with the rise and rise of demi-fine jewellery, which has seen higher quality gold vermeil styles made more adorable than ever. From investment buys to cheap and cheerful high-street hoops, here’s our pick of the pieces to shop now.
The best gold hoop earrings to shop now