Hoops earrings go way back. And we aren’t referring to your grandmothers’ (but we bet those are amazing, too). We're talking about centuries back—to around 2600 B.C. when they were the earring of choice for Sumerian women. One thing’s for sure, they have certainly evolved since then. We have seen all sizes fall in and out of trend over the decades, from the larger-thicker versions in the '70s and '80s to the really oversized and skinny designs in the '90s and early 2000s.
Currently, we can’t get the mid-size gold versions off our mind. If you want to make a statement with your hoops, we urge you to turn to twisted or textured versions. If your style is more classic and minimal, try a shiny true-round pair. Whatever look you are going for, one thing is certain: You don’t want to put anything else in your ears. See below, for a roundup of our favorites to buy online.
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