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The New Hoop: Cure for the Common Earring

The New Hoop

The hoop earring is as generic as it comes – almost as common as the stud. It first appeared roughly four centuries ago in Asia, so I’d say it’s about time we give the style a new look! From prim and proper mini hoops to the shoulder-scraping, there’s been no dearth of sizes, but what about shapes and materials? Magnetic mono earrings will have you feeling perfectly asymmetrical, while double hoops play to the opposing viewpoint; that when it comes to hoops, more is never enough.

Inez and Vinoodh Oxidized Silver Pearl Earrings:icon Oxidation gives these silver earrings an almost leather look, while pearls add a sense of ladylike sophistication. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,035.

Maria Black Monocle Rose Gold-Plated Earrings:icon A sleek, modern take so good you’ll forget what traditional hoops looked like to begin with! On NET-A-PORTER for $175.

Isabel Marant Gold-Tone Ear Cuff:icon Though a snake cuff is hardly a unique design, moved up to the ear, its serpentine coil feels as deadly as ever. On NET-A-PORTER for $100.

Mizuki 14k Gold Beaded Marquise Drop Earrings:icon The Marquise shape offers a fun alternative to the classic circle. At Bergdorf Goodman for $490.

Givenchy Double Cone Shark Brass Mono Earring: All you need is one earring when it’s as in-your-face as this. You might find the magnetic closure painful throughout the day, but if you do, you can always return it! On Luisa via Roma for $700.



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  1. Well, Isabel Marant looks better to me than the others. Anyway, I got a gift from my little sister and it was a pair of earrings! I was really surprised to receive this cute gift with the beautiful blue crystal 🙂 Though, it’s extremely inexpensive, only $2.59, it’s worth of million bucks to me. I just love it 🙂