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The leaves are changing and the weather is getting colder, which can only mean one thing: fall is upon us! There’s no better time to spice up your jewelry box! Why not do that with one of this fall’s hottest earring trends, huggie earrings? Let’s explore what huggie earrings are, what separates them from traditional hoop earrings, and how to include them in your fall fashion wardrobe!
A Genuine Classic: Hoop Earrings!
We love a beautiful pair of hoop earrings as much as the next jeweler. They’re a classic staple in anyone’s jewelry box, and rightfully so! Hoop earrings' roots go all the way back to ancient times, where they were symbols of wealth, beauty and power.
Hoop earrings have been around for as long as ear piercings have. Archaeologists believe that they originated among North African cultures over 4,000 years ago.
Over time, the style migrated North to Egypt and onto the Mediterranean. Early hoop earrings were associated with royalty and class. The bigger and more intricate they were, the higher their wearer’s status.
Jewelry usage in general declined with the scarcity of the Middle Ages. Despite the relative prosperity of the following centuries, fashion throughout the 1600s and 1700s tended to emphasize hairstyles and intricate clothing, while earrings became more understated. Hoop earrings only began making their comeback in the late 1800s, as Greco-Roman styles became popular once more.
The true age of the hoop earring, however, was ushered in by the flashy trends of the 1970s and 1980s–their eye-catching glamor made them a perfect match for neon and fishnets. Cher, Diana Ross, and Farrah Fawcett were just a few of the stars who helped make hoops a household name again.
While this design isn’t new, it only began increasing in popularity towards the end of the 2010s. The trend has skyrocketed in the 2020s, boosted by celebrities like Meghan Markle and singer Dua Lipa, who’ve been spotted sporting huggies on recent red carpets.
It’s clear that the hoop earring is a classic style which has nevertheless found ways to evolve with the times, and that remains the case today. Huggie earrings are the latest twist on a jewelry mainstay.
Huggie Earrings: Hoops… But With a Little Extra Flavor!
A rendition of hoop earrings, huggie earrings resemble small hoop-shaped earrings. They’re nicknamed because of their snugger fit– gently hugging the earlobe. Often called ‘mini hoops’ or even ‘huggie hoop earrings’ by some, huggie earrings have that famous circular shape but come in a myriad of intricate and gorgeous designs.
Designers of huggie hoop earrings have branched out into flower, heart, and paperclip shapes. Some huggie earrings also feature dangling charms, allowing the wearer to properly personalize their jewelry.
While traditional hoops frequently have butterfly-stud backings, huggie earrings more often have hinged closures that can easily slide through the piercing and then be clicked into place. With such an array of designs, there’s sure to be a pair of huggie earrings for you regardless of your style, taste, or preferences!
Why Try Huggie Earrings?
Huggie earrings may not sound dissimilar to your traditional hoops, but trust us– when you wear them, you’ll notice the difference!
There are numerous benefits to wearing huggies instead of larger hoops. In general, their seamless hinge backs and subdued sizes make them more comfortable and convenient than heavier hoops.
Huggie hoop earrings are very popular and ideal for women that are constantly busy. Jewelry that stays out of your way but grants you a stylish look? Yes, please!
Picture this: you’re just getting home after a long day, ready to kick off your shoes and crash on the couch. But as you try to swap your sweater for a pajama top, the fabric catches on the end of your hoop earring. Let’s face it, we've all done it at least once, and it’s not fun. If you’re a woman on the go, huggies are guaranteed to fit right into your active lifestyle.
Huggie earrings are considerably smaller and more lightweight than hoops. The compact size of huggie earrings means your jewelry is less likely to snag on hair, sweaters, or whatever else you might come in contact with throughout the day. That also means they’re tougher for little ones to tug on, making huggies an ideal choice for moms.
Ever put your phone to your ear, only for that little poke from your earring post to remind you that you’re wearing studs? Or have to take your hoops off in the middle of the day because they’re tugging at your poor earlobes?
The hinge-back design and lighter weight of huggie earrings make them much easier to wear comfortably. Plus, you’ll hear a satisfying click when you close them, assuring you that they’re fastened in and ready to face the day with you. No more fumbling around with those easy-to-lose clasps that get caught in your hair or slide off when you’re running to catch the bus.
Huggie earrings are also a great piece for women with multiple piercings. Stackable jewelry is one of the hottest trends this year, from delicate gold bands you can double up on your fingers to tiered pendant necklaces. Huggie earrings make a perfect choice for women who want to get that curated look for their ears as well.
Since they contour so snugly against the ear lobe, they’re easy to stack and layer with other earrings. Use a pair of huggie hoop earrings in your lobe piercing, and you can easily match them with smaller studs and cuffs.
Finally, the subtle size of huggie earrings means that they draw less attention than larger hoops. Traditionally, hoops have been an audacious choice, often meant to serve as the centerpiece of your look. But if you’re hoping to make a new statement necklace or patterned jacket the focal point of your outfit, huggie earrings are certainly preferable.
Huggie earrings are the lightweight and trendy alternative to classic hoops. Their sleek lines, edges and curves contribute to a sense of clean design and an airy feel.
With their hinge-back mechanism, your clothes won’t catch on the end of the hoops, fabric won’t snag in the clasps, and the posts won’t poke you. You can even fall asleep in them! How could a girl go wrong with such a brilliantly-designed pair of earrings?
Our Favorite Huggie Earrings to Flaunt This Fall
Just because the leaves are turning orange doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite shade of green. Dazzling diamonds and earthy emeralds will serve you well throughout the year, and we’ve got plenty! This radiant set of emerald and diamond huggie earrings will add a splash of color to your fall wardrobe!
If you do want to sport some more traditional fall colors, these breathtaking ruby and diamond huggie hoop earrings are the perfect way to do just that. Ruby-red truly pops amidst pavé diamonds.
And who could forget about sapphires? With such a stunning gemstone, don’t leave September in the past! A pair of radiant sapphire studded diamond huggie earrings is a great way to achieve that regal, elegant look!
Remember when we said that huggie earrings come in a broad assortment of shapes? We meant it. Huggie hoop earrings are so versatile– floral designs, paperclip styles, and heart shapes are very popular! These beautiful pear satin charm huggie earrings are sleek, subtle, and endlessly wearable!
With the changing of the leaves, perhaps something floral might be more appropriate. These brilliant leaf and diamond gold huggie hoop earrings in 14k gold are set in autumnal colors. The festive design is reminiscent of a wreath. We can't imagine a better way to mark the transition between seasons.
If you’re hoping for a more classic look, you can never go wrong with diamonds or sterling silver! Diamond-studded earrings, like this glittering set of 14k white gold huggie earrings, will serve as the perfect complement to nearly any outfit.
Strut into autumn with a little extra shine. Flaunt this shimmering pair of silver huggie earrings at the next family gathering, and you'll attract compliments galore. We’re certain that whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it!
Huggies Earrings and Hoop Earrings and Huggie Hoop Earrings, Oh My!
Huggie earrings are a sleek, light, and easy-to-wear alternative to traditional hoops. While others will notice the subtle sparkle they add to your outfits, you won’t have to worry about them tugging or snagging as you move through your days. Although they typically come in a traditional circular shape, you can find a pair of huggie hoop earrings to fit any style.
Of course, there’s still nothing wrong with a classic hoop earring or a nice pair of studs. Despite some evolutions, they’ve been around for thousands of years. That kind of everlasting presence speaks for itself. If traditional hoop earrings are more your style, Ken K. has an expansive selection of gorgeous jewelry for you to check out.
Let’s Find Your Perfect Match!
Whether you’re looking for a bold gemstone-studded piece to pair with that new sweater or something more traditional to wear to Thanksgiving dinner, Ken K. Thompson Jewelry has tons of huggie earrings to update your look. Browse here. If you are looking to go bold, don’t forget to check out our previous blog for tips on how to rock colorful gemstones!