The hoop earring trend is bigger than ever. Over the years this look has dominated jewellery fashions, but recent times have seen us take this earring obsession to a whole new level.
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE TREND
Hoop earrings have always had an eternal appeal. Although they can look thoroughly modern this design was first worn in ancient times. Both men and women wore hoop earrings in Ancient Egypt and Persia. In fact they seem to have been around as long as jewellery itself. During the last century they were popular in the 1920’s Jazz Age but had massive popularity in the 60’s modern fashion movement. In the last decade they’ve had a rennaissance, being a must on the fashion runways and a staple on the high street.
DELICATE OR OVERSIZED?
We’ve always loved designing hoop earrings – depending on the textures and materials they can be really versitile to reflect different personalities and be perfect for any occasion. Whilst other earring styles such as studs have had the same enduring appeal, at least nobody could ever say that hoops are boring or all the same. We feature hoop designs throughout all our collections, either as delicate pieces in a nod to simple Scandinavian styling right through to large bohemian pieces adorned with cut gemstones.
Some of our favourites are the gorgeous Jakarta earrings featuring a brushed gold hanging medalion, the amazing oversized Aria earrings with cut Labradorite and Moonstone and the sleek, sophisicated Brazen earrings in brushed Rose Gold with a pearl balanced on the curve.
HOW TO WORK THE LOOK
Hoop earrings can work for any occasion depending on how they are styled. When sunshine arrives for Summer styling try the cool gypsy look with oversized hoops paired with flowing skirt, layered necklaces and lots of bracelets for a bohemian vibe.
For a sophistocated evening look try hoops with Zirconia Crystal for dazzling appeal (we recommmend the ones featuring baguette cut stones for pure sparkle). For an easy to wear everyday approach look to delicate hoops set with a small gemstone and paired with denim and cashmere for Scandi elegance.
We love this trend – but have to ask – if it never seems to go out of fashion – is it a trend or just an ongoing love story?