Hoop earrings are an extremely popular choice of jewellery for women and can look great with a range of outfits. Whether paired with other jewellery pieces or worn solo, hoop earrings can take any outfit from ordinary to truly extravagant. The key, though, is choosing a style of hoop earrings which suits you. In this blog post, Hatton Jewellers shares everything you need to know about the different types of hoop earrings and the most popular styles for women in 2023. 

What Are Hoop Earrings?

Hoop earrings are a style of earring which feature a hoop shape dangling from the ear. Said to enhance a person’s beauty, hoop earrings have been popular throughout history, worn by Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Royalty is said to have opted for thick and heavy gold hoops, symbolising power, whilst thinner styles have become the norm solely for fashion. The style is typically synonymous with women too, although there have been instances in certain cultures where men have also worn hoop earrings.

Different Styles of Hoop Earrings

Although hoop earrings are a specific style of earrings, offering an alternative style to studs and drop earrings, there are different variations even within this subset. The variety of hoop earring styles can help when choosing a pair to suit different outfits, occasions and your unique personal styles.

Simple Hoop

This is a traditional type of hoop earring, which channels classic style in a simple design - perfect for purists. Often featuring just one type of gold, these earrings can be both thin and thick, with the design remaining relatively minimalistic.

9ct White Gold Round Tube Design Hoop Earrings - 44mm

Shaped Hoop

This style incorporates different shapes into the hoop earring format. This can include love hearts, diamonds or even just a unique variation of the hoop type. Shaped hoop earrings are a great way to add a touch of personality and style to your everyday look. Or why not opt for a larger, bold shape to really make a statement at your next social occasion? 

9ct Yellow Gold Heart Shaped Tube Hoop Earrings - 23mm


Twisted Hoop

Twisted hoop earrings take the classic hoop shape and twist it to create a completely new look. Although this type may not look as though it’s part of the hoop earrings category, it’s still classed as one, though not entirely traditional. These stunning twisted hoop earrings can add a subtle difference to your style, whilst not taking away from your outfits. 

9ct White Gold Moondust Oval Twist Hoop Earrings - 14mm


Fancy Hoop

Fancy hoop earrings can take many forms, whether its varying shapes, patterns or gold types. This style offers a great variation to the standard hoop type and can allow you to be more creative with your style choices.

9ct Gold Three Colour Fancy Knot Hoop Earrings - 22mm

Popular Hoop Earrings for Women in 2023

Now that we’ve covered some of the different styles of hoop earrings that are available, we’re going to look at some of the most popular choices for women this summer. Explore the different pieces we have available and choose the style which suits you. 

9ct Yellow Gold Round Tube Plain Design Hoop Earrings

This pair of classic yellow gold hoop earrings channels a traditional style and is a truly classic piece. Perfect for everyday wear or layered with other gold jewellery for a stunning night-out look, these earrings are also a great choice for those who prefer minimalistic jewellery. These modern hoop earrings are a look which is set to be at the forefront of jewellery trends in 2023

9ct Yellow Gold Round Crystal Hoop Earrings

Similar in style to the above, this classic pair of yellow gold hoop earrings incorporates a stunning crystal finish. This embellishment elevates the minimalistic design and pushes it into extravagant territory, ideal for those who like their jewellery to be a little flashier.

9ct White Gold Flat Square Profile Twist Hoop Earrings 

Offering a more unique style choice, these hoop earrings embrace white gold and a diverse twisted design. Maintaining the typical hoop shape, this pair features a twisted design which creates a new dynamic. The hoop earring also swaps the classic rounded shape for a more square, flat appearance which leans heavily into a more contemporary look.  If you haven’t seen anything that catches your eye above, why not explore our full range of earrings to find a pair that’s right for you? 

Women’s Gold Earrings At Hatton Jewellers

When you buy gold jewellery from us, we make sure that it always features an official UK hallmark stamp and comes with a certificate of authenticity to prove its legitimacy. We also offer a range of different styles to ensure that no matter how subtle or bold your style is, you’ll be able to find a pair which suits you.  For more on the latest women’s style and new inspiration, explore the Hatton Jewellers blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on what’s new.