Gold hoop earrings are a popular choice for accessorizing informal daytime clothes, as well as evening club wear.
A good example is this picture of Cheryl Cole wearing hoops with a sleeveless day dress.
(Hoop earrings don’t work as well with formal evening gowns, evening gowns demand drop earrings instead).
This page is devoted to the best gold hoop earrings on the market, large and small.
Types of Gold Hoop Earrings
After stud earrings, gold hoop earrings are the most popular type of earrings, and come in large varieties.
Small hoop earrings These tend to be worn by very young girls, or by men who just want to wear one small earring in their ear. Some people wear small gold hoops that go with office wear – if you are wearing hoops to work, choose a small plain style so that they are discreet and understated. Generally hoop earrings are usually worn outside work – they are best accompanied with casual clothes – combats or denim
Medium sized hoop earrings These tend to be about an inch in diameter, or slightly smaller. This is the classic length for hoop earrings – they are large enough to swing and be eye-catching but are not over the top
Large hoop earrings These tend to be two inches in diameter or even bigger. They are real J-Lo style statement bling hoops. Only the very confident can pull these off! They are best worn with the hair pulled back so their full glory can be seen.
Hoop earrings also come with embelishments. Sometimes the hoop itself is faceted, or shaped like bamboo. Sometimes there is a jewel embedded at the bottom.