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Must-Have Hoops
65 perfect pairs of this season's ear essential


Classic but also fashionable, no jewelry wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of hoop earrings. Designers are making it easy this year for all your customers to find a hoop that fits their style and budget, from red-carpet worthy diamond designs to everyday silver styles. Inside-out diamond hoops, the must-have earring of last year, remain in demand for this holiday season. They are joined by a great selection of signature hoops with designer style. Many new hoops are in warm yellow and rose gold with interesting silhouettes. And don’t forget trendy styles with black metal, dangles, or texture. There’s a hoop to complement all the other fashionable styles in your cases. When putting together your selection, don’t stop at quarter-size diameters. For the fashionable woman, hoops are much larger than in the past. Two to three inch sizes are particularly glamorous. We’ve filled the pages that follow with an incredible selection of all the latest designs to make sure you can find just the hoops you need for this holiday season. Get ready for some major hoopla!

ERGONOMICS FOR THE EAR

With hoops so important, many companies are carefully adapting styles to perfect the way the earrings hang from the ear. Small changes in the angle of the circle or the wire itself can make a big difference to the way a hoop looks and feels when it’s worn.

Some drop the wire to raise the circle of the hoop on the ear. Others have angled the post to keep the hoop parallel to the head. Charles Garnier is known for its patented “Perfect Hoops” with a curved earwire that allows them to hang parallel to the jaw line without flipping. Gottlieb & Sons also has an angled “Perfect Look” hoop.

Even among conventional hoops, some styles feature curved or offset wires or right/left pairs that make them more comfortable. Design can also make diamond hoops more dazzling. Jye International has created a copyrighted curved silhouette for inside-outside hoops that makes all the diamonds visible at once.

These small details can add up to a big difference to that customer who is looking for her dream hoops. It also makes hoops something best purchased in person, not on-line. Make sure you get those hoops out of the case and onto her ears so she can see the difference design can make.


Tschetter Studio

Hoop earrings in 22k gold and oxidized sterling silver, 1-3/4 inches in length, by Tschetter Studio, suggested retail $660, (214) 232-4970.

Hoop earrings in 22k gold and oxidized sterling silver

One-carat total weight hoops in 14k two-tone gold by Spectrum Diamonds, suggested retail $1,840, (800) 992-3426.

hoops in 14k two-tone gold

“Ribbon” 18k gold and sterling silver earrings with diamonds by Andréa Candela, suggested retail $770, (888) 314-5998.

8k gold and sterling silver earrings with diamonds

Inside-out diamond and 14k white gold hoop earrings, 174 diamonds, 1-1/4 carats, by Overnight, suggested retail $4,560, (888) 731-1111.

Diamond pavé and 18k white gold hoop earrings from Stuller, suggested retail $5,664, (800) 877-7777.

pavé and 18k white gold hoop earrings

Inside-outside 14k gold hoop earrings with 2.10 carats of diamonds by KC Design, suggested retail $4,835, (212) 921-9270.

14k gold hoop earrings with 2.10 carats of diamonds

Hoop earrings in 14k yellow gold by Nancy B., suggested retail $419, (800) 556-7092.

Hoop earrings in 14k yellow gold

Square bamboo hoops in sterling silver from Elle Jewelry, suggested retail $95, (214) 688-0088.

Vine hoops in 18k gold with a quarter-carat of diamonds

Vine hoops in 18k gold with a quarter-carat of diamonds by Nicole Landaw Jewelry, suggested retail $2,800, (917) 940-5724.

Hoops in 14k white gold

Dragon hoop earrings in diamonds, rubies, and pearls by Lydia Courteille, (33) (1) 4261-1171.

Feather hoops in 18k gold

Hoops in 14k white gold by Carla Corp., suggested retail $239, (800) 556-7092.

18k white gold hoop earrings with 12 carats of diamonds

Feather hoops in 18k gold by Slane & Slane, suggested retail $1,850, (212) 691-5820.

Cluster hoops in 18k gold with rose cut and brilliant diamonds

Pavé 18k white gold hoop earrings with 12 carats of diamonds by Sasha Primak, suggested retail $34,780, (212) 398-0287.

18k gold hoops with 9.50 carats of diamonds

Cluster hoops in 18k gold with rose cut and brilliant diamonds, 1.15 carats, by Megan Thorne, suggested retail $3,200, (817) 731-4374.

Rose gold hoops with two stations of graduated diamonds

Inside-outside 60mm 18k gold hoops with 9.50 carats of diamonds by Arezzo, suggested retail $22,950, (212) 869-0665.

hoops in 18k gold

Rose gold hoops with two stations of graduated diamonds by Suzy Landa, suggested retail $1,100, (212) 874-2346.

hoops in 18k gold

“Woven Blossoms” hoops in 18k gold by Jordan Schlanger, (212) 620-9025.

Diamond hoops in 18k gold

Diamond hoops in 18k gold by Julie Baker Design, suggested retail $14,170, (212) 966-6771.

18k gold hoop earrings

Diamond and 18k gold hoop earrings by Elyssa Bass, suggested retail $3,840, (212) 967-3279. Photo by World Gold Council.

14k gold hoops

Multi-tube 14k gold hoops by Candela Jewelry, suggested retail $1,358, (800) 227-7710. Photo by World Gold Council.

18k rose gold hoops

“Sparkly” 18k rose gold hoops by Carolina Bucci, suggested retail $770, (212) 682-3238. Photo by World Gold Council.

18k gold earrings with diamonds

“Square Off” 18k gold earrings with diamonds by Cynthia Gregg, suggested retail $2,600, (703) 312-1345. Photo by World Gold Council.

diamond hoops, 5 carats total weight

Pavé diamond hoops, 5 carats total weight, from Super Bell Jewelry, suggested retail $7,154, (800) 884-3888.

Earrings with 18k rose gold circles

Earrings with 18k rose gold circles interlocked with a basketweave pattern oval silver hoop from Alisa, suggested retail $425, (888) 253-6600.

Filigree 20k gold hoops

Filigree 20k gold hoops by Fern Freeman, suggested retail $2,400, (917) 217-1727. Photo by World Gold Council.

diamond micro-pavé and 18k white gold hoops

Inside-outside diamond micro-pavé and 18k white gold hoops, 16.11 carats, from the “Odelia” collection by A.V. Jewelry, suggested retail $32,850, (212) 391-8076.

hinged hoops in 14k white gold with 5.95 carats of gemstones

“Jewelmesh” collection hinged hoops in 14k white gold with 5.95 carats of gemstones by Color Story, suggested retail $2,150, (800) 223-1232

18k gold hoops with diamonds

“Wave” 18k gold hoops with diamonds by J. Han for Fragments, suggested retail $3,480, (212) 226-8878. Photo by World Gold Council

14k gold hoops

“Twig” 14k gold hoops by Kamofie, suggested retail $1,985, (866) KAMOFIE. Photo by World Gold Council.

Matte and polished 18k gold hoops

Matte and polished 18k gold hoops by Michael Good, suggested retail $1,695, (800) 422-9623. Photo by World Gold Council.

Asymmetrical 18k rose gold hoops

Asymmetrical 18k rose gold hoops by SuperOro for Gold Expressions, (800) 886-7934. Photo by World Gold Council.

Paisley 18k gold hoops

Paisley 18k gold hoops by Tanya Farah, suggested retail $2,400, (212) 682-5188. Photo by World Gold Council.

Diamond and 18k gold hoops

Diamond and 18k gold hoops by Bylu, suggested retail $1,920, (800) 788-6450. Photo by World Gold Council.

18k white gold hoops with 6.94 carats of diamonds

“Twinset” 18k white gold hoops with 6.94 carats of diamonds by Gumuchian, suggested retail $27,000, (800) 223-0774.

Hoops in 18k yellow gold, 40mm with detail balls

Hoops in 18k yellow gold, 40mm with detail balls by Elizabeth Showers, suggested retail $1,310, (214) 879-9944.

Hoops in 14k pink and white gold with one carat of diamonds

Hoops in 14k pink and white gold with one carat of diamonds by Designs by Joi, suggested retail $1,599, (212) 869-4653.

Hoops in 18k gold with rock crystal charm and diamond pavé

Hoops in 18k gold with rock crystal charm and diamond pavé by Temple St. Clair, suggested retail $3,500, (212) 219-8664.

18k rose gold hoops

“Vertigo” 18k rose gold hoops by Mattioli, suggested retail $1,100, (800) 827-7590. Photo by World Gold Council.

Maltese hoops in 18k gold and diamonds by Erica Courtney, suggested retail $6,000, (323) 938-2373.

Hoops in 18k white gold with 2.25 carats of diamonds

Hoops in 18k white gold with 2.25 carats of diamonds from Gabrielle Diamonds, suggested retail $8,495, (800) 223-0100.

18k white gold oval black and white striped diamond hoops

Large 18k white gold oval black and white striped diamond hoops, 14.11 carats, from the new “Prêt-á-Porter” collection by Daniel K., suggested retail $26,800, (888) 841-7676.

Earrings in 18k gold and sterling silver with inlaid freshwater pearls

Earrings in 18k gold and sterling silver with inlaid freshwater pearls by Konstantino, suggested retail $390, (818) 461-8935.

Rhodium plated black silver and 24k gold hoops

Rhodium plated black silver and 24k gold hoops by Gurhan, suggested retail $1,000, (877) 447-4692.

Hoops in 18k yellow gold with .01 carat diamonds

Hoops in 18k yellow gold with .01 carat diamonds set in each bulb by Anne Sportun, suggested retail $1,500, (800) 788-1247.

hoops in 18k pink and yellow crushed gold with diamonds

“Eternal Scroll Sparkle” hoops in 18k pink and yellow crushed gold with diamonds by Pamela Froman, suggested retail $4,670, (323) 954-7436.

Kaleidoscope hoop earrings in 50 percent recycled silver

Kaleidoscope hoop earrings in 50 percent recycled silver from the “Chrysalis” collection by Lori Bonn, suggested retail $198, (510) 286-8181.

hoops in 18k gold and diamonds

“Orbit” hoops in 18k gold and diamonds by Nina Basharova, suggested retail $1,900, (917) 557-6242.

Charm hoops in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver

Charm hoops in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver by Shaesby, suggested retail $340, (512) 453-7671.

Hoops in 18k gold

Hoops in 18k gold by Carla Amorim, (55) (11) 2146-1250.

Hoops in blackened steel with diamonds

Hoops in blackened steel with diamonds by Sarah Graham Metalsmithing, suggested retail $975, (800) 670-0917.

Inside-out diamond hoops

Inside-out diamond hoops, 2 carats total weight, by Ostbye & Anderson, suggested retail $3,369, (888) 553-1515.

Pyramid hoops in 18k yellow gold

Pyramid hoops in 18k yellow gold by Deborah Pagani, suggested retail $4,790, (212) 247-0375.

Earrings in platinum with 8.02 carats of diamonds

Earrings in platinum with 8.02 carats of diamonds by Jye International, suggested retail $65,000, (866) 633-8880.

hoop earrings designed to hang properly on the ear in 14k gold and diamonds

“Perfect Look” hoop earrings designed to hang properly on the ear in 14k gold and diamonds from Gottlieb & Sons, (800) 321-4960.

Hoops in 18k gold with 8.32 carats of rose cut colored diamonds

Hoops in 18k gold with 8.32 carats of rose cut colored diamonds by Todd Reed, suggested retail $10,000, (800) 376-3609.

Hoops in 18k gold with 1.28 carats of diamonds

Hoops in 18k gold with 1.28 carats of diamonds from Simon G., suggested retail $2,970, (800) 627-2661.

Tapered 1.5 inch crown work hoops in 18k gold

Tapered 1.5 inch crown work hoops in 18k gold by Ray Griffiths, suggested retail $2,120, (212) 689-7209.

Maltese 18k yellow gold silhouette hoops with 1.62 carats of caramel diamonds

Maltese 18k yellow gold silhouette hoops with 1.62 carats of caramel diamonds by Elizabeth Showers, suggested retail $2,795, (214) 879-9944.

Hoops in 18k white and yellow gold

Hoops in 18k white and yellow gold by Charles Garnier, suggested retail $1,000, (800) 722-3721. Photo by World Gold Council.

Hoops in 14k pink gold with diamonds

Hoops in 14k pink gold with diamonds by Rebecca Overmann, suggested retail $848, (415) 505-7043.

Diamond and 18k white gold hoops

Diamond and 18k white gold hoops, 13.79 carats, from the “Odelia” collection by A.V. Jewelry, suggested retail $38,700, (212) 391-8076.

Mother-of-pearl, diamond, and 18k gold hoop earrings

Mother-of-pearl, diamond, and 18k gold hoop earrings by Shaill, suggested retail $1,850, (212) 995-9107.

Diamond textured 18k gold hoops

Diamond textured 18k gold hoops from Sophia by Design, S&I Creations, (888) SNI-JEWELS.

Branch Hoops in 18k green gold

Branch Hoops in 18k green gold by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, suggested retail $3,500, (212) 625-2380.

Two-tone 40mm hoops in 14k gold with 0.60 carats of diamonds

Two-tone 40mm hoops in 14k gold with 0.60 carats of diamonds by Gabriel & Co., suggested retail $2,637, (800) 886-5422.