Think Halle Berry, Hilary Duff, Beyonce, Demi Moore. What do they all have in common? They love to wear hoop earrings! Hoop earrings have a very long, meaningful past (and not necessarily always good!). They have surpassed the ages, surpassed all the varied symbolism to become the fashion accessory they are today. They have marked slaves, been symbolic of a well-traveled sailor, payment for a burial at sea, part of religious ceremonies, and much more. Everyone recognizes the draw of hoop earrings, and there are so many different types of earrings to choose from: fancy, diamond cut, classic, endless, square tube, satin, and twisted.
Classic– These are the types of hoops people are the most familiar with. They come in many different sizes and thicknesses.
Diamond Cut – These types of earrings have a neat, unique design to them. The design is cut with a diamond, hence ‘diamond cut’. Designs range from floral, print, and dots.
Endless – Endless hoop earrings are easy to determine. There is no visible clasp; they look like a perfect, never ending circle.
Fancy – Fancy is just a ‘fancy’ term to say hoop earrings that aren’t susceptible to normal hoop earring rules! They don’t need to be perfectly rounded, shiny, squared, they can be anything!
Satin – These earrings are much more shiny than regular earrings, as they come with a satin-looking polished finish.
Square Tube – These earrings are rounded just like all other hoop earrings; however the hoop itself has a square shape.
Twisted – Hoops with a spiral, twisted design, very similar to that of a rope. They most often come in cuffs without a latch/hook like normal hoop earrings.