Whether you’re known for your enviable ear stack or prefer a clean look, gold hoop earrings are a jewelry box essential. Their styling potential is infinite, and you can wear them every day or save them for special occasions. Throw them on with a printed T-shirt and sweatpants—or a crop top and bike shorts—for a casual look that still feels put together. Pair them with any kind of dress or skirt set and you’ve elevated the vibe without even trying.
Gold hoop earrings come in all kinds of sizes—from flat-shaped gold huggie hoop earrings to chunky medium-sized hoops—and materials (think gold-plated, gold vermeil, pavé, or solid yellow gold), which makes it easy to add various shapes and styles to your collection. Many brands also put their own unique spin on the gold hoop earring. Mejuri has its “Editor Hoops,” whose slim shape you probably instantly recognize whenever it pops up on your FYP. Aurate has its flat, ridged huggies that you won’t mind sleeping in. And Jennifer Fisher—a.k.a the queen of hoops and designer behind some of Hailey Bieber’s go-to pieces—is best known for her chubby gold-plated styles.
The best part? Gold hoop earrings can be found at a range of price points. There’s everything from $15 designer dupes you can score on Amazon to under-$100 demi-fine jewelry styles perfect for gifting your bestie. If you’re thinking long-term, you can save up for solid gold earrings—in either 10 karat or 14 karat—that’ll hold up for years in your jewelry box. (These investment pieces make for great graduation gifts, just saying!) Choice abounds, so to help you with your search, we narrowed it down to our 26 picks from some of our favorite jewelry brands. From TikTok-loved thick hoop earrings to heirloom-worthy designs, shop our edit of the best gold hoops, below.
Small yet impactful, huggies are meant to fit snugly around your lobe like, yep, a li’l hug for your ear. Their wear-with-anything nature means you can slip ‘em on solo or stack them with other earrings—think stud earrings, petite bars, ear cuffs, or charm-adorned hoops. Their lighter weight also makes them ideal for people with sensitive ears—these small hoop earrings won’t cause your piercings to stretch or sag.
Medium hoops are the perfect finishing touch to almost any outfit you put together. Endlessly wearable, these thicker, slightly larger earrings frame your face without taking away from your ‘fit, which is probably why celebs and TikTok girlies gravitate en masse to this particular size of gold hoops. You can’t go wrong with anything Mejuri or Jenny (two TikTok-approved jewelry brands with many bestsellers), but if you want something more unique, Laura Lombardi’s ridge hoops are both a statement and an everyday addition.
If your style MO is the bigger the better, you’re in the right place with these picks—must-haves include Jennifer Fisher’s yellow gold hoop earrings, which come with a sleek bell-back closure (noteworthy if you lose earrings on the street a lot!), as well as Bychari’s thin round hoop earrings, which clip together for a seamless look and are practically weightless.
Pavé Gold Hoops
Add some sparkle to your look with a set of pavé earrings. Idyl’s modular pieces have been worn by everyone from Jamie Chung to Kaia Gerber—its lab-grown diamond hoop earring set is a favorite—though if you want something more trend-driven, Adina’s Jewels & Studs have tons of accessibly-priced cubic zirconia options. Oh, and don’t be afraid to switch things up from yellow gold to rose gold, white gold, sterling silver, or a mashup of two-tone gold.