Jennifer Lopez and Hailey Bieber kickstarted the hoops-with-everything trend, and quickly brought it up to legendary-status when they started complementing it with sleek center-part buns. But, let’s be honest, no matter how you wear them and what you wear them with these days, you’ll make a style statement. From thick diamond huggies to mega-oversized link hoops, the silhouette can really look flawless with anything from athleisure to couture. So, the real question becomes, how will you wear yours? I’ve collected a few of our favorites finds to help you get inspired. Circle up, and let’s go!
Let’s start small, shall we? Petite huggies, worn all the way up and down the ear, are having a major moment right now. Multiple ear piercings have become an art of sophistication, but there is still room for a little bit of rock and roll. Enter Mariah Tash, the legendary NYC jewelry designer/piercer to the stars. Mixing and matching a variety of Tash’s fine pieces is a dream come true; the design you’ll probably want to start with is one of her spike and diamond creations. I love this 18k rose gold triple threat for its subdued edge. But before you take on her expertise, I always recommend diamond certification via a Gemological Science International (GSI) Grading Report.
And as far as a front-facing diamond hoop goes, is elegant for night, but demure enough to wear with jeans and a blouse during the day. Composed of gold beads that are punctuated by 1.21 tcw of cushion-cut white diamonds, the 1.5” drop style exudes beautiful versatility. Be sure to let GSI certify the magnificent investment for you.
From Serena Williams Jewelry comes this perfected pair of large link diamond hoop earrings. Evocative of everything street style is, the designs are crafted in14k yellow gold, and feature 1 carat of pave diamonds to take things up a notch. Right in line with what Williams is trying to showcase with her collection, the pair is strong and striking. Always make sure pieces like this have their GSI diamond certification.
If it’s a multi-hued style you’re after, I am really loving the classic but distinctive charm of . Adorned with Chocolate, Vanilla, and Blackberry diamonds for a slight ombre effect, the 1-carat pair has strong vintage vibes. Designed against strawberry gold, the pair is intriguing, eye-catching, and unique enough to set your average LBD on fire.
For thick huggies, I like to go a little bit rogue, and this pair from Zoë Chicco has ‘rule-breaker’ written all over them. Designed in a smooth 14k yellow gold, these hoops show off bezel-set diamonds which almost look like eyes. Pairing them with a leather jacket and slicked-back bun or ponytail will keep them from looking too fussy and will put them in the modern, head-turning spotlight they deserve.