One of the most fashionable earrings in hoop earrings. These are the most loved earrings by both men and women. It is still a popular one among all other types. Hoop earrings are known for their versatile designs and it’s lightweight. But do you know the history of hoop earrings?
These beautiful versatile hoop earrings have a huge history and the great thing about the hoop earrings is they are still popular even though they originated many centuries ago. Without wasting time, let’s move on to the history of hoop earrings.
Hoop earrings were not found a few centuries back. They have a long history that makes us wonder about that earring. Hoop earrings are worn by ancient Greeks, Romans, Asians, and Egyptians. They were popular in these areas.
History says that the first hoop earrings were worn by the people of Nubia which is currently called Sudan in 2500 B.C.E. Also, archeologists say that these earrings were the first gold hoop earrings in that period.
In 1500 B.C.E Egyptians were fascinated by the flaunting hoop earrings and started to wear these earrings. This was not only worn by women but men were also attracted to these hoop earrings. What they believed is hoop earrings enhanced their beauty and even incorporated a few designs with twisted gold wires and beads.
In 1000 B.C.E, the glory of the hoop earrings started to spread across the world. Many people were inspired by this earring and started to incorporate it into their day-to-day life.
Mostly, Romans were attracted to this earring, and it became the dominant style of earring in the Roman empire. But actually, at first, they avoided hoop earrings and they hesitated to wear this. However, they were admired by this earring and started to love these earrings. As the Roman empire grew, hoop earring’s popularity also grew.
I bet you know well about the famous ‘Julius Caesar’. Is there anyone really who doesn’t know about him? Even this famous Emperor wore hoop earrings. So from this, you can learn how popular hoop earrings were back then.
Another important thing among Ancient Egyptians was that hoop earrings were worn by royal ones with heavy and thick gold hoops. They considered these thick gold hoops as their wealth and power.
Hoop earrings in the Middle ages
During the Renaissance, unfortunately, hoop earrings’ popularity started to decline. Mostly in Europe, it was worn by royal people. But slowly, it became out of trend. Most people think that the popularity of high-collared fashion and some hairstyles didn’t match with hoop earrings. So they abandoned this one.
Until the 1500s, hoop earrings were not worn by people, and their popularity became to fell again.
When people think it is famous only in few countries, pirates proved that wrong. Even pirates were too attracted by these elegant hoop earrings and they became popular among pirates too. How interesting it is!
People also say that hoop earrings were worn by pirates to congratulate themselves for making the successful journey. Not only this but people believed that pirates wore hoops as an amulet to protect themselves from evil and it protected them from seasickness.
The 1820s – History of hoop earrings
In the early 12th century, again hoop earrings came back and ruled that period. Most people wore hoop earrings based on their hairstyle. This makes us know about their fashion sense.
The early 1900s
In the US, negativity spread across the country about hoop earrings. They thought that piercing one’s ear is kind of a barbaric thing. So they avoid these and also thought it’s only for Native Americans and Latin people.
They even considered hoop earrings as the symbol of North American and Latin people. Due to this, many American women stopped wearing these earrings. Because they don’t want to be classified as immigrants.
But these stigmas didn’t last long. Hopefully, people understood the beauty of hoop earrings and again started to wear this. Another moment that made hoop earrings popular is the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
It was discovered in 1922 and it became a more valuable piece of jewelry after knowing it was mostly worn by royal people. They believed that hoop earrings represent power and high social status.
In the 1960s, women started to straighten their hair and paired their outfits with hoop earrings. Later, hoop earrings became the symbol of girl power during the feminist movement. Eventually, hoop earrings became the icon of women’s empowerment.
Later in the 1970s and 1980s hoop earrings evolved more with many designs with drops, different shapes, and even started to use metals like silver.
Nowadays, you can see many people wearing small two-tone hoops. That was an old-time where people were afraid to mix two metals in a single piece of jewelry. But this one became more trendy.
If you don’t have any idea about Two-tone hoops, let me explain. As the name indicates, two-tone hoop earrings come up with the fusion of two different metals in that single earring. You can use any two different metals to create this style. One of the most popular two-toned earrings are silver and gold two-tone hoop earrings, two-toned rose hoop earrings.
Other popular two-toned earrings include yellow gold with platinum, rose gold with white gold earrings. These two tone huggie hoops are versatile and it gives you both simple and modern look.
You can try our best 14k two-tone gold hoop earrings. Another famous hoop earrings are twisted hoop earrings with gold and silver two tones. You must buy two-tone earrings because of their versatility.
It is also popular and its beautiful designs stand out when you mix two different metals like yellow gold and white gold. They are timeless earrings and the perfect choice to stand out from the crowd.
You can mix two metals or even colorful stones to create this two-tone look. Rose gold goes well with Sterling Silver, pearl goes well with everything. So make sure to create a balance between the two metals.
Tricolor hoop earrings
Hoop earrings are not limited to two metals. If you love more metals and want to include them in your daily life, then you must go for tricolor small hoop earrings. These earrings come with three metals.
If you are choosing Tri-color 10k gold hoop earrings, it comes with three gold metals such as yellow, white, and rose gold. Generally, Tricolor gold is more expensive than other gold earrings. You can even go for 14kt tri-color gold hoop earrings that have white, yellow, and rose metal. It is durable and great for everyday wear.
Because of their huge versatility and powerful history, hoop earrings still rules the fashion world.