The answer is, of course: it depends.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And personal preferences are always subjective.
The way to go about finding what’s best overall is to look for a common denominator. With jewellery, that’s versatility. And with hoop earrings in particular, we’re looking for a size factor that suits every person and every context.
Let’s see the options...
Small Hoop Earrings
Whether you’re new or a seasoned pro when it comes to hoops, the smallest version possible will certainly satisfy your every styling crave.
Consider earrings that can be placed safely in huggy territory or go with slightly more generous ones - up to, say, 15 mm in diameter. This hoop size typically requires more restraint in terms of embellishments. You’ll find that most have a barely-there allure, while others are dotted with diamonds to enhance their shine. Choose the former for a casual, laid-back look or the latter if you’re after a sophisticated touch.
Large Hoop Earrings
Nothing says fun and joyfulness like a pair of large hoop earrings. Ideal for long summer nights or for special events, these are the earrings that you’ll wear time and time again.
There should be a special spot for them in every woman’s jewellery box. They’re classics for a reason, after all.
If you’re looking for a pair of large hoops that are more stylish than most, consider going for unconventional shapes, like hearts, or for special accessories, like matching pendants.
Medium Hoop Earrings
While large hoop earrings with diamond accents are nice enough for a formal look, there’s a special place in our hearts for the medium hoops.
Nowadays, it seems that most people gravitate either towards the smallest or the largest diameters, but there’s something very special about an in-between size that toes the line between comfort and volumetric presence.
But what are the absolute best hoop earrings, you wonder?
We feel that in 2019 versatility is key, so we recommend small hoops as the first choice for every stylish woman on the go. And if you ever feel like they’re not visible enough, they can always be spruced up with tiny detachable pendants. Enjoy!