Tiny studs that adorn every ear piercing you have might make for a cute constellation, but if 2017 has taught us anything about earring trends, it's that hoops are a jewelry collection mainstay. In fact, chances are you already own a pair (or five) of classic hoops that you wear most days of the week—but we're here to challenge you to take it a step further.
We've rounded up some of the coolest hoop earring worth trying next. They're not just symmetric circles—they're oblong and open-ended. They feature sparkles, bright colors, and unexpected uses of pearls. Some just sit on one ear, instead of both. Ahead, the range of styles is so varied that there's a unique pair to delight every hoop fan.
Click in to discover your next earring obsession. It won't necessarily replace your classic gold or silver hoops, but it'll probably inspire you to switch things up more often.
The elongated posts make all the difference.
A hoop and a stud, all in one.
These thicker gold hoops pack an extra bit of flash.
Are two (differently sized) hoops better than one?
Haven’t seen pearls like this before, have you?
Another unexpected pearl, this time on an open-ended hoop.
If you’re not a fan of dainty jewels, chose a more substantial hoop like this.
A missed connection, if you will.
The stone and shape of this pair give it a special charm.
Just a little rainbow for your earlobe.
More hoops, more fun.
Hoops, but make it avant-garde.
Rachel Comey goes for the full circle.
Spell it out.
Style trick to try: Wear both hoops on one ear.
Floating pearls for the win.
For those looking for something extra playful.
Hoops with some sway.
Go for the unexpected with an oblong shape that dangles.
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Opening image: Style du Monde