The best hoop earrings at every price point, according to experts

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Feb 15, 2022

Certain items in your arsenal can instantly upgrade any outfit, like a pair of crystal-encrusted heels or a bold red lip. But sometimes the most powerful pieces are the ones you least expect, like a sturdy pair of hoop earrings. The jewelry stalwart has transcended the trend cycle and become a seasonless wardrobe staple that has captured the attention of editors, influencers and stylists.

“I never leave the house without jewelry,” says Meeka Hossain, a content creator living in Los Angeles. “I feel naked without it and the hoops are practically part of my daily uniform. I have so many different variations: from big to small, gold to silver, they all make me look more refined and match my outfits nicely.

As Hossain points out, hoop earrings aren’t one size fits all: there are myriad styles to choose from – and while the best aren’t always the most expensive, sometimes it pays to spend a little more. if you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that will last for years.

Ahead, the best hoop earrings for every style according to experts.

There’s a reason these pasty hoops have nearly 1,000 5-star reviews: they’re great quality, not too heavy, and the perfect size, according to customers and stylists.

Aurate Triple Threat Gold Hoop Earring Set

This triple hoop pack was designed to be stacked.

    Missoma Gold Chubby Hoops

If you’re looking for a pair of gold hoop earrings for every day, this is it: the brand is a favorite of Hossain and Alyssa Coscarelli, a fashion consultant living in Los Angeles.

Huggies Gold Vermeil Niata Ball Bar

A favorite of model and inclusive fashion advocate Lauren Chan, these cubic zirconia hugs offer an economical option for anyone looking for diamond hoop earrings.

Tory Burch Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings

Reviewers say these tiny cobblestone-encrusted hoops “run small, but shimmer” for statement effect.

Alix Yang Macy Hoops

“I love Alix Yang’s vintage-inspired styles, like this shape that’s a bit more oblong than your typical hoop, which I think really adds something special,” says fashion consultant and entrepreneur Alyssa Coscarelli.

Tiny endless hoop earrings

These economical hoops are the perfect weight for an everyday earring.

Argento Vivo chunky tube hoop earrings

Coscarelli is drawn to the chunky shape of these easy-to-wear hoops.

The Last Line Thin Letter Hoop Earrings

“I exclusively wear cuddles because I don’t care about the fuss of earrings and studs bothering me (read: poke!) while I sleep,” Chan explains. “My two favorites: the first huggie from Last Line, with a mini diamond and the hammered gold hoops from Octavia Elizabeth.

Jenny Bird Toni extra large ribbed hoops

“These thicker hoops from Jenny Bird have been rotated extensively, but thankfully they’re not as heavy as they might look,” says Coscarelli.

Tom Wood ice cream hoop earrings

One reviewer says these sculptural hoops are “perfect for everyday, comfortable and secure, but a fun shape, bold enough to make a statement.”

Octavia Elizabeth Petite Gabby 18k Gold Earrings

Chan also loves this hammered Octavia Elizabeth style for its versatility.

Reliquia Esther Earrings

“Reliquia always tries something new and different with its hoops, like this half-silver, half-gold pair, which means it goes with everything!” says Coscarelli.

Medium and large hoop earrings

Loren Stewart Natasha 10 Ct Gold Hoop Earrings

“It’s my go-to everyday hoop,” says Hossain. “It’s the perfect size—not too small, not too big. As someone who has a lot of Loren Stewart pieces, I can attest that the quality is worth it.

Curved earrings Laura Lombardi

“Laura Lombardi’s curved hoops are my forever choice in statement hoops,” Mason says. “They’re brass, feel lightweight, and are really bold and eye-catching.”

Gaia Monica Vinader hoop earrings

“I like things that grab attention, but in a subtle way,” says Hossain. “The clever shape of these hoops can add more dimension to your outfit.”

Éliou Maggie Mismatched Freshwater Pearl Cluster Hoop Earrings

“Those would be my exit statement hoops,” Hossain says. “They combine my two favorite jewelry elements, gold and pearls. The mismatched pair MAKES the outfit.

Paco Rabanne XL Link crystal and gold-tone earrings

Paco Rabanne XL Link crystal and gold-tone earrings

These bold earrings are the perfect centerpiece.

Roxanne Assoulin Multi-pearl hoop earrings

Roxanne Assoulin is a go-to brand for editors and stylists for her playful and fun accessories.