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What you didn’t know about Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings are one of the preferred choices among women throughout all ages. They have been in trend across the 60s to the 90s and now its demand is stronger than ever. Many don’t know that they are one of the oldest accessories in human existence and hold a significant meaning to many cultures! We will tell you more about it.

The Meaning Behind Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings, being a circle are considered a statement of unity, power, infinity and wholeness. They simply stand out, just like the strong women who wear them. They hold the value of empowering the women who wear them, who automatically become ambassadors of international fashion and its history. From their ear lobes the world is pending.

Hoop earrings have been a stable accessory for the Latino and African culture. Being often a minority, hoop earrings this way also become a symbol of strength, identity, and resistance to discrimination. For young Latino girls it is common to receive a pair of small hoop earrings at a young age from their mothers or grandmothers.

Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama and Beyonce are just some of the influential women who love showing off their hoop earrings.

Origin of Hoop Earrings

The first hoop earrings originated around 2500 BC in Nubia, an African civilization located in what we now call Sudan. This ear jewellery was originally created in gold, silver, and bronze. Then in 1000 BC the hoop earrings started to spread among other cultures.

In 1500 BC both Egyptian men and woman flaunted these gorgeous hoop accessories. These earrings were believed to enhance a person’s beauty and were made using twisted gold wire and beads. Also, royals within the Egyptian society wore heavy and thick gold hoops to symbolize their wealth and power.

Taking a step further in history, also ancient Roman and Greek artwork shows that also these cultures embraced a love for these accessories. These earrings were worn mainly by women, though sometimes also men in the high society worn them. In ancient Persia, cravings show soldiers wearing hoop earrings.

While they were a popular style choice amongst the ancient civilizations, there was a dramatic decline in ear jewellery in the 1600s. This was caused by the rise in popularity of elaborate hairstyles. Society during this time gave preference to pendants and pearl shaped jewellery.

The rebirth of hoop earrings was then aided by the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, restablishing the idea that gold hoop earrings were a symbol of wealth and power.

During the rise of the black power and women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 70s, hoop earrings quickly became a stable presence amongst black activists, artists, celebrities, who embraced afro-centric styles, as well as Latino communities. It is during this time that hoop earrings became more than jewellery, and became a symbol for strength, resistance, and unity amongst communities of colour especially the black community. This is how they became synonymous with the black culture in the 20th century.


A style choice only for the bold. Hoop earrings with so many different design and sizes usually stand out more than any other type of earrings. So, if you want your style to talk about confidence, choose a pair of hoops.

Confidence and strength can be extremely beautiful. And sexy.



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