Why These Chunky Gold Hoop Earrings Are Our Current Jewellery Obsessions

Gold hoop earrings are one of those fashion constants that have endured in popularity for decades. We’re not even exaggerating here, but here’s what we’ve observed: the classic, versatile and humble jewellery choice has been spotted on both millennials and Gen Zs, which means it has attained the impossible task of transcending the contentious borders between the two generations. No mean feat.

These days though, we’re specifically favouring oversized medium-to-large sized options in smooth but wide-cut chunky metal, and we blame Instagram It-girls — Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and the likes — for our mild obsession. It’s not a bad thing though. From dressy to everyday, the style staple has the magical ability to go with anything and everything, which is why we, too, think they’re worth investing in.

Ana Luisa Tia Medium Gold, $74.
Pyar — Jupiter Gold Hinged Hoop Earrings, $125.

Just a note here — we’re definitely moving away from those cheap online buys that tarnish in two seconds. Sure, those served our budget-conscious wallets pretty well for a time, but it’s a pity that they lose their shine and quickly turn murky after leaving them out in our humid weather.

For fuss-free options, it’s best to consider materials that will last through even a shower or soak in the pool. Plenty of demi-fine jewellery brands opt for 14k or 18k gold-plated pieces over brass, or even recycled bronze, which brilliantly serves our daily needs without putting a huge dent in our monthly expenses.

Ahead, you’ll find our top picks for gold hoop earrings of the season — from simple chic ones, to bold textured and braided pairs that subtly stand out.

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Row 1 — ana luisa ; DAUPHiNEPyar
Row 2 — Monica Vinader ; Jennifer Fisher ; Wanderlust + Co
Row 3 — Laura Lombardi ; Rosantica ; Martha Calvo ; Anita Ko.


Banner images: Monica Vinader, Jennifer Fisher, Laura Lombardi.