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The 17 Best Gold Hoop Earrings You Need to Know About

By MrSmith Mar15,2024
The 17 Best Gold Hoop Earrings You Need to Know About

Gold hoops are a timeless accessory that can elevate any outfit, whether you’re going for a chic, minimal look or a bold statement. As a self-proclaimed hoop enthusiast, I can confidently say that I have a collection to rival any jewelry store. With 17 pairs of gold hoops in various sizes and styles, I have a pair for every occasion.

But with so many options to choose from, I understand that finding the perfect pair of gold hoops can be overwhelming. That’s why I’m here to help you navigate the world of hoop earrings and share with you my top picks.

First up, the classic thin gold hoops. These hoops are essential for any jewelry collection and can effortlessly complement your everyday look. I recommend investing in a high-quality pair that won’t tarnish or fade over time.

Next, the chunky gold hoops. These bold earrings are perfect for making a statement and adding a touch of glamour to any outfit. Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion or just want to elevate your casual attire, these hoops are a must-have.

For a more modern twist, try a pair of geometric gold hoops. These earrings feature unique shapes and designs that are sure to turn heads. From triangle hoops to square hoops, there are endless options to choose from.

If you’re looking for a versatile pair of gold hoops that can take you from day to night, opt for a pair with gemstone accents. Whether it’s a subtle hint of color with a single gemstone or a cluster of gems for a more glamorous look, these hoops are sure to add a touch of sparkle to your ensemble.

In conclusion, gold hoops are a versatile and timeless accessory that can effortlessly elevate any outfit. With 17 pairs in my collection, I’ve curated a selection of the best hoops to help you find the perfect pair for every occasion. Whether you prefer classic thin hoops, bold chunky hoops, modern geometric hoops, or gemstone-accented hoops, there’s a pair out there for everyone. So go ahead, treat yourself to a new pair of gold hoops and elevate your style game.

I can’t remember when I first discovered the absolute beauty of a gold hoop. The classic jewellery piece has been a part of my wardrobe for as long as I can remember, and it’s the one thing I buy on repeat. It’s the present my family and friends buy me, because one pair of gold hoops is never enough – I always think I need more in my Stackers jewellery box, despite it being quite hoop-heavy.

In my opinion, a pair of gold hoops will never go out of style, whether you’re team gold huggie hoop or more of an OTT gold hoop wearer. Special shout out to my fellow chunky gold hoop sisters – I’m firmly in that camp, and wear them for work, parents evenings, girls night out and even to yoga, albeit it smaller ones. Yep, I’ve worn them everywhere and if anyone knows a decent pair of gold hoops that you can wear to shop in, sweat in, shower in or sip a few cocktails in, it’s me. Granted, you should probably take them out for things like showering and working out but when you don’t, it’s good to know they’re going to make it through. 

Let me back this up with some insights too; Pinterest reported a 45% growth in searches for ‘chunky hoops’ and the viral Mob Wife Aesthetic hinges on a pair of statement gold hoop earrings to go with the leopard print and faux fur, says trend experts at jewellery brand PRYA.

Last count I have 17 pairs, and that’s after my spring wardrobe cleanse – looks like there’s room for a few more pairs of gold hooped earrings in my jewellery box – and I’ve shared my findings of the best gold hoops with you below.

How I chose the best gold hoop earrings

  • Tried & tested: As a hoop lover, I’ve got a lot of pairs and I’ve included those that I rate in this edit, along with pointing out their pros and cons.
  • Longevity: I’ve included pairs that I know last – those that are sweat-proof, showerproof and everything else inbetween. If I personally haven’t tried them, I’ve included ones made to last according to the manufacturer.
  • Price: From New Look’s £5 pair to Mejuri’s £110 pair, I’ve added hoop earrings into this edit that span all budgets.
  • Metal: Only gold hoops here, although some of those featured are available in silver and rose gold.

Shop my favourite gold hoops

  1. Edge of Ember hoop

    Edge of Ember Multi Sapphire Clicker Hoop

    Metal: 14k recycled solid gold

    Shipping: Free delivery on orders over £90, or £3.50 for standard delivery

    Returns: Within 30 days

    This mini Edge of Ember huggie measure 11mm, with multicolour sapphire gemstones and ideal for lobe, forward helix and helix piercings.

    Editor’s notes: “These are my ride or dies, my daily hoops I wear without even realising. I have multiple piercings and keep these in my third piercing as chic little hoops. They’re extremely lightweight (as I say, I forget I even have them in) and haven’t tarnished, even in the shower or swimming pool. The stones have stayed super sparkly too.” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested

  2. Missoma Gold Hoops

    Missoma x Lucy Williams Chunky Entwine Hoop Earrings

    Metals: 18ct gold plated, silver plated, and mixed metal 

    Shipping: Free on orders over £50, £3.95 on orders below £50

    Returns: Free up to 60 days after purchase

    Missoma’s chunky 80s style hoops feature a crossover design and hinged fastening.

    Editor’s notes: “I love these, and probably wear them at least once a week. They’re surprisingly comfy for a larger, chunkier hoop (no pulling on my ears) and are big enough to make an impact. Flimsy they are not, and they’re easy to put in too. Zero tarnish yet…” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested

  3. Amazon Gold Hoops

    Amazon Chunky Gold Earrings

    Metals: 14K gold plated

    Shipping: £5.66 for standard delivery

    Returns: Not specified

    Hypoallergenic and gold-plated, these chunky hoops from Amazon measure 17mm (inner diameter) and come packaged in a gift box.

    Editor’s notes: “These are a great find on Amazon, which has literally thousands of pairs of gold hoops for sale.”

  4. Etsy Gold Hoops

    Etsy T-Bar Gold Hoops

    Metals: 18k gold plated

    Shipping: Free delivery

    Returns: Returns not accepted

    These hoops feature a T-bar drop which can be removed, and are 100% hypoallergenic.

    Editor’s notes: “Another pair I hold my hands up and say I own! I love these, they always get me compliments when I wear them. I don’t wear them in the shower or swimming pool, so I can’t comment if they tarnish but they’re still bright and gold a few years on.” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested

  5. Orelia Gold Hoops

    Orelia Chain Hoop Earrings Gold

    Metals: 18K Gold Plated and 925 Sterling Silver Plated

    Shipping: Free delivery on orders over £40

    Returns: Earrings non-refundable, unless faulty

    These small gold hoop earrings feature a trending chain texture detailing, with click clasp fastening.  

    Editor’s notes: “These are the ones Princess Kate owns, having worn them on various royal engagements. I think they’d make a great addition to any hoop collection and are a great price too.”

  6. Monica Vinader siren hoops

    Monica Vinader Siren Hoops

    Metals: 18k gold vermeil, 18k rose gold vermeil and sterling silver

    Shipping: Free UK & US delivery​​​​

    Returns: Free UK & US returns

    Textured by hand, these delicate drop huggies have subtly hammered surfaces and have an internal hoop dimension of 0.9mm.

    Editor’s notes: “These are my other go-tos – the ones I wear during the day on holiday (even in chlorinated pools and the sea), to yoga (including hot yoga) and on the school run. I’ve had them for over three years and they’ve yet to tarnish, flake or bend out of shape. These babies last, and are a subtle small hoop for the step up from an everyday huggie. I like that they’re a wobbly, wavy hoop too.” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested

  7. Lovisa Gold Hoops

    Lovisa Rounded Square Hoops

    Metals: Gold plated

    Shipping: Free on orders over £25, £4.95 on orders under £25

    Returns: Not accepted on earrings unless faulty

    Made from 100% stainless steel for a durable pair of hoops.

    Editor’s notes: “Lovisa is a new brand to me, but they know what they’re doing with hoops – there’s over 865 pairs on site! I chose these square hoops for a different take on a classic, thick hoop, and these are said to be waterproof – ideal for daily wear.”

  8. Mejuri Gold Hoops

    Mejuri Charlotte Gold Hoops

    Metals: Gold vermeil

    Shipping: Free delivery on orders over £100

    Returns: Free 30 days returns

    Inspired by French desserts, these sweet hoops are small but mighty, made in gold vermeil.

    Editor’s notes: “These are from the celebrity favourite brand Mejuri, and if you’ve not yet shopped it, do yourself a favour and get browsing – it’s a dream for us gold hoop gals.

    “I have the Charlotte domed hoops and are a perfect size for daily wear, but also bold enough to elevate a look. These are my HG’s for when I’m going from school run to office to post-work drinks. Not too big, not too small, just right.” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested

  9. Abbott Lyon Gold Pearl Hoops

    Abbott Lyon Pearl Huggie Hoop Earrings

    Metals: 18k gold plated recycled sterling silver 

    Shipping: Free delivery on orders over £100

    Returns: 100 days return policy

    Featuring vegan-friendly pearls, these hoops measure 11mm.

    Editor’s notes: “How lovely are these pearl-encrusted hoops? I think they’d make a great present, or even for a bride to wear on her big day – they’re not too showy, but special enough.”

  10. Estella bartlett gold hoops

    Estella Bartlett Wave Hoops

    Metals: Gold plated and silver plated

    Shipping: Free delivery on orders over £40

    Returns: Within 30 days on unworn items

    Estella Bartlett’s gentle wave hoops have a subtle curve, wavy shape, and are gold plated.

    Editor’s note: “These are on my list to buy next, Estella Bartlett’s gentle wave hoops. I like the subtle wave for a change from the regular hoop shape, and they’re not too chunky either.”

  11. New Look Hoops

    New Look Gold Chunky Hoops

    Metals: Gold tone finish and silver tone finish

    Shipping: £2.99 for standard delivery or free on orders over £50

    Returns: Within 28 days

    Editor’s notes: “I’m not going to lie – I’ve got about three pairs of these. Yes, seems wild to have three pairs of the same hoops but unfortunately they do tarnish – word of advice, don’t wear in the shower. I love these though, they’re quite heavy so not ideal for those with sensitive ears but for me, I keep a pair in my handbag to pop on when I want a hoop with substance.” – Carla, HELLO! Tried & Tested 

  12. Beaverbrooks Hoops

    Beaverbrooks Mother of Pearl Clover Hoops

    Metals: 9ct yellow gold

    Shipping: Free next day delivery on orders over £75

    Returns: 30 days after purchase

    These 9ct Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl Clover Hoop Earrings feature a small hoop with a drop clover design.

    Editor’s notes: “Beaverbrooks carries a range of gold hoops, on the more luxurious end, and I chose these as they’re a little different from the rest. The clover pearl design is small enough to wear daily, but a great elegant drop for smarter occasions.”

  13. Pandora Gold Hoops

    Pandora Signature Logo & Pave Hoops

    Metal: 14k gold plated blend

    Shipping: Free UK delivery on orders over £75

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    Crafted from Pandora’s 14k gold-plated unique metal blend, these hoops include a row of sparkle framed by microbeading, with imprinted hearts on the inside. 

    Editor’s notes: “A classic, sparkling hoop from Pandora, these would make a great gift for the woman who loves hoops, because who can deny a little sparkle?”

Celebrities and royals wearing gold hoop earrings

Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, and Princess Kate wearing hoop earrings
Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, and Princess Kate wearing hoop earrings

Gold hoops and celebs? They’re the perfect match – Emily Ratajkowski is often snapped in her Jordan Road Monaco Hoops, Hailey Bieber is a Missoma x Lucy Williams Ridge Hoop fan and even Princess Kate and Meghan Markle are in the gold hoop crowd; Kate’s worn the Orelia Chain Hoops on royal engagements and Meghan the Mejuri Chunky Hoop.

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By MrSmith

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