20 Best Hoop Earrings to Add to Your Jewelry Collection

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Jun 3, 2022

In any collection of jewelry essentials, hoop earrings are, without a doubt, a keystone – a must-have, a must-have, a classic must-have. Regardless of size, metal and material, hoop earrings never fail to make you feel more together.

Earring supporter and jeweler Jennifer Fisher, at the start of Covid – when the world was largely confined to the house for about a month – she received constant comments that the only thing helping her customers to feeling more refined everyday was their hoop earrings. There is something to be said for the power of the accessory. It’s grand but, also, not so far from fetching the feeling that when everything around you is out of your control, a sleek and simple staple can be that basic anchor to help you feel like you -same.

Fisher, whose name has become synonymous with hoop earrings, has everyone from Jennifer Lopez to CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins wearing her styles every day. With hoops again the dominating the style of earrings, we caught up with her again (on the heels of her Beverly Hills store opening) to talk about starting and growing a hoop earring collection. “Your first pair of hoops should be something clean that you can wear morning, noon, and night,” says Fisher. “Your fifth pair of hoops should be something that has texture and maybe a bigger diameter. Something that complements your collection.

“I always say hoop earrings are like the perfect pair of jeans; you need a few styles to complete your collection,” continues Fisher. “Your foundation is normally something fairly classic, then as you grow your collection your selection should become more diverse. A good example: for your first pair of jeans, you’re probably not going to buy a version long and wide.You’ll probably opt for a classic straight-legged version, so I suggest the same idea when buying hula hoops.

And, to continue the Fisher analogy, just like denim, the hoop is versatile. It can be the most casual earring (like those early Covid sweatshirts) or a minimal accent for evening wear (a look suitable for alfresco dining and cocktail attire). Below, find our guide to the best hoop earrings.

Medium hoops

Bigger than a huggie (i.e. a hoop that “hugs” the ear) and smaller than a look-at-me-hoop, the medium hoop is an essential for every collection. It’s a classic pairing for just about every outfit under the sun.

Stratum Completedworks Gold Earrings

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Khiry Isha Sterling Silver Hoop Earring

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Bottega Veneta Sterling Silver Wrap Hoop Earrings

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Tiffany & Co. 1837 hoops

great hoops

Larger hoops are more of a fashion statement than their smaller or even more colorful counterparts. They’re perfect for any evening ensemble or for a daytime event where attitude is needed.

Theodora Ware large gold-plated hoop earrings

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Jennifer Fisher 3″ Gold Plated Wire Hoop Earrings

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Jenny Bird slim doune hoop earrings

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Adriana Orsini Veritas 18k Gold Plated Large Twisted Hoop Earrings

real gold hoops

Many hoop options are dipped or plated, in part to keep the price down and to keep the larger styles light enough not to drag the earlobe down. But these options on real gold are all under $500 and designed not to be too heavy.

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Aurate Infinity Huggie Earrings

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Stone and Strand Hollow Medium Hoop Earrings

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Lana small wire magic hoop earrings with diamonds

The M Jewlers 10kt gold small hoop earrings

Kinn Studio Double Knives Edge Earrings

Gold and silver rings

No more faux pas of mixing metals, now is the time to adopt it. These gold and silver hoops are the perfect combination that will work with any piece in your jewelry collection.

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Caviar hoop earrings in silver and 18 carat gold Lagos

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Lizzie Fortunato hoop earrings in mixed metal

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Emma Pills in my mind hoops

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David Yurman Cable Collectible Hoop Earrings with 14k Gold

Colored hoops

Colorful hoops probably won’t be the first pair you buy, but they will be the most fun style in your collection. Perfect with a crisp white tee or blouse, they’re an easy option full of character.

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Panconesi Blue Inverted Hoop Earrings

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Bea Bongiasca gold, silver and enamel earrings

Melissa Kaye Cristina 18kt gold earring

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Swarovski Lucent Crystal Hoop Earrings