The Secret Magic Behind Hoop Earrings and Their Unmistakable Allure

Have you ever put on a pair of hoop earrings and had them transform your outfit, your whole look? I know I have. I think many of us can agree that there’s something about hoops that can restyle your attire and create an unmistakable allure.

Though I frequently wear different types of hoop earrings, until now, I had never really stopped to think…what is it about them that makes them so attractive?

Minimalist Magic Classic Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings
‘Minimalist Magic’ Classic Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings

Versatility

It could be their versatility. There are so many different types of hoops. You can find them in a variety of sizes, materials and even shapes. They can range from minimalist and simplistic to filled with adornments and embellishments that make them exciting and unique. They seem to be the perfect accessory for both casual dress and dress-up, which certainly makes them a true staple for any jewelry box.

Following Sea Continuous Hoop Earrings in Silver with Blue Gemstones
‘Following Sea’ Continuous Hoop Earrings in Silver with Blue Gemstones

But there does seem to be something more transformational; a kind of magic that wearing hoop earrings seems to create, doesn’t there?

As a very visual person, I had to see for myself. I conducted my own simple little case study by analyzing the effect that hoops had on my face and outfit, then observing myself without them.

Draw Attention to your Face

Elegant Embrace 18k Gold Plated Onyx Hoop Dangle Earrings from India
‘Elegant Embrace’ 18k Gold Plated Onyx Hoop Dangle Earrings from India

Simply put, hoop earrings draw attention to your face. But I can’t help but think there is something greater about their geometry that really works wonders. The circularity of hoops seems to create very pleasant geometric symmetry. Did you know that studies have shown that facial symmetry is one of the leading aspects that people subconsciously use to measure conventional attractiveness? It’s pretty interesting.

Curling Tendrils Curling Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
‘Curling Tendrils’ Curling Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali

Furthermore, I can’t help but notice that wearing hoop earrings also seems to slim and enhance my jawline and cheekbones. Who doesn’t love that!?  My experience in visual analysis leads me to hypothesize that this may be caused by the juxtaposition that circular hoops seem to create with the angularity of jaws and cheekbones.

Whether or not that is true, I think many of us can agree that hoops just do something for us. As far as an entire outfit is concerned, I really just think they do an excellent job tying everything together. Hoop earrings can truly serve as the cherry on top for any outfit choice, and regardless of your preferences, there is a pair of hoop earrings that will satisfy your tastes.

Jaipur Majesty Sapphire and White Topaz Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
‘Jaipur Majesty’ Sapphire and White Topaz Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

NOVICA has a beautiful selection of hoop earrings that are versatile, unique and will appeal to anyone. When I think about the jewelry that I have, and have kept over the years, each piece seems to carry with it a special meaning or sentimentality. When you shop at NOVICA you are collecting jewelry embedded with meaning. Your purchase has a greater purpose by supporting artisans in remote areas of the world in their given craft.

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