The best hoop earrings to wear now and forever

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Jun 9, 2022

Introducing new purchase prices tested by the editors of The Kit, the Shop Smart Guide. The idea is simple: each month, The Kit editors exhaustively test items in desert island categories – not the exciting but fleeting trends of the season, but the evergreen essentials you’re most likely to buy now and wear or use forever. We’re talking mascara, jeans, retinol serum, black turtlenecks, white sneakers, and more. Our hope is that Shop Smart helps you achieve that mythical shopping ideal: buy less but buy better. Here, our guide to gold hoops.

Gold hoops have a way of making any outfit more elegant: a boxy blazer, a cute sundress, even leggings or sweatpants. (Just slick your hair back into a bun, throw on a pair of hoops, and suddenly you’re Bella Hadid on a coffee run!) A true day-to-night piece, the gold hoop is a staple in any everything well organized. jewelry collection and a testament to the power of an accessory. Ahead are the award-winning, editor-tested pairs that we preferred.

Mejuri earrings, $1,000, SHOP HERE

Winner: Mejuri

The cost: $1,000

Equipment: 14k yellow gold and pavé diamonds

The article: What happens when you take a beloved style and kick it up several notches? You get the Mejuri Pavé Diamond Croissant Dôme hoop earrings. Studded with responsibly sourced diamonds that provide the perfect amount of sparkle, these delicate twist earrings are extremely comfortable to wear and guaranteed to make you feel like a million bucks.

Cuchara earrings, $115,

Cuchara earrings, $115, SHOP HERE

Best Thick Hoops: Cuchara

The cost: $115

Equipment: Brass, rhodium or 14k gold

The article: Sustainably made in Toronto from waste materials, these eye-catching hoops are actually hollow on the inside, making them incredibly lightweight despite their bold appearance. They are ideal for those who don’t want to feel weighed down by their jewelry but still appreciate the chunky look.

Melanie Auld earrings, $155,

Melanie Auld earrings, $155, SHOP HERE

Best exit hoops: Melanie Aud

The cost: $155

Equipment: 14k gold vermeil

The article: Everyday elegance at its finest. This sophisticated mini hoop is encrusted with pavé-cut crystals that come together tightly to create a subtle shimmering effect. Go for these if you like the diamond encrusted look and are looking for a budget alternative.

Biko earrings, $125,

Biko earrings, $125, SHOP HERE

The best everyday hoops: Biko

The cost: $125

Equipment: 14k gold plated over brass

The article: Available in four sizes and in a gold or silver finish, these hand-molded hoops feature a hypoallergenic backing that works like magic on sensitive lobes. Mix and match the different styles for a playful take on the ear constellation trend.

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Melissa Perdigao is associate editor of The Kit, writing about beauty and lifestyle. Follow her on Instagram: @itsmelissaliliana