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Fashion Trends: Hoop Earrings

Every woman should own at least one great pair of hoop earrings. Why? Simply put — hoop earrings are a brilliant compliment to any outfit. They look fantastic with any hairstyle and they are so incredibly versatile that it would be a shame, not to have at least one pair — in one’s jewelry collection.

History

The hoop earring has been around for thousands of years. They were initially worn only by royalty and the exceptionally wealthy.

In the 1930’s folks saw some the first hoop earrings, set with diamonds and gemstones. However, it wasn’t until the 1970’s and 80’s that diamond hoop earrings hit the main stream.

Today, hoop earrings are crafted in a variety of shapes, styles, and metal types. They slip effortlessly into any fashion trend; the world can throw your way. You see them on the runways, in Hollywood, on moms driving their kids to soccer, and teens hanging out at the mall.

Styles

It would take a long time to list every style of hoop earring available. They are created using almost any metal you can imagine, in every shape, style and texture. Some have a hammered, diamond-cut, or matte finish. Some are round, square, or oval.

While other hoop earrings, showcase gorgeous gemstones such as — sapphires, rubies and/or diamonds. Hoop earrings can be worn comfortably with any ensemble – casual or dressy – it doesn’t matter. They add a touch of class and elegance to any outfit you own

Sparkle

What can make fabulous metal hoops, even more exceptional? Adding diamonds and gemstones of course! Diamond hoop earrings are a dazzling compliment to any outfit. There are a variety of ways, that diamonds and gemstones are set into hoop earrings. Some of the most popular varieties include prong, invisible, pave, channel and bezel settings.

Using colored gemstones, in hoop earrings adds even more interest to the piece. These alluring gems can be used alone if you like — but the really pop when partnered with glistening diamonds.

Care

If you love your hoops earrings, then you’ll want to take great care of them, so they can be loved and enjoyed for years to come. One thing you’ll want to do is to remove them before heading off to bed.

Hoop earrings are quite comfortable and you may even forget you are wearing them – but they can become lost or damaged if you sleep with them in your ears. You’ll also want to be sure to have them cleaned and inspected regularly. This will help to ensure closures are tight and secure.

Cleaning doesn’t just make them shine like the day you bought them; it also removes debris that can cause stress to hinges.