It has been many centuries now that women have worn earrings. Stud earrings, dangle earrings and hoop earrings in silver and gold can be viewed in any number of jewelry boxes and armoires around the world. We have seen peacock feathers, turquoise, crystals, and cubic zirconium, costume jewelry, silver, gold and platinum gold which looks just like silver, so many styles over the decades. One must admit that not all of these styles and colors can hold up over time. As fashion always does, accessories run out of runway and fall out of style.
We have all witnessed styles come and go. They are in one day and out the next. One day as I was looking through my jewelry armoire for just the right set of earrings. You know the ones; the set that will not over power the fabulous necklace you have on yet will command attention and not hide from the world under your long hair. The “go to” accessory that you always seem to turn to in time of need, you can always count on. Of course they were there, they are always there waiting for me. My go to set is…my silver hoop earrings. And really why wouldn’t they be there? Since I was old enough to wear earrings I have owned at least one pair of the silver hoop variety.
Silver hoop earrings have become my go to piece of jewelry. They can dress up a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The same pair can be worn with a black cocktail dress and fabulous necklace and bring the house down. I have in fact had one pair in particular in my accessory kit for 10 years now. 10 years! Most of us don’t even keep a car that long! This says a lot about the value of this particular pair of earrings and how much I depend on them.
This is why silver hoop earrings are by far my favorite style of earring to wear. The hoop will always be in fashion and so will silver. While we have seen gold come and go with the changing winds, silver always seems to persevere through the storm. The hoop itself can be created in many different sizes and shapes. There is the thin set that can range from small to extra-large. The thicker set which tends to stay on the smaller side ranging in size from extra small to medium. The jeweled set which I love to wear dressed up. This set usually has some type of diamond or crystal set in it around the hoop. They give off just the right amount of sparkle. Let’s not forget about the hoop with the dangle charm. This is a hoop earring usually in a medium to large size. At the base of the hoop is a charm of some sort. It can be a snowman during the holidays, a pumpkin at Halloween, a crystal or a colored gemstone to accent your outfit. One of my personal favorites is the two-tone pair. This pair is both silver and gold. It is best used for dressier occasions like a nice dinner date or an evening with the girls.
You will find hoop styles everywhere you find earrings and you will find a huge price range. At the local discount store you will find sets for fewer than ten dollars. You can also walk in to the high-end jeweler and find styles for hundreds of dollars. Most of the time price is a reflection of quality but not always the case with this style of earring. You can find mid range prices and still get high-end quality. I do all of the time. But if you decide to spend the money at a high-end jeweler rest assured that you will be able to use this pair of earrings for years to come so it will not be money wasted.
Whichever your hoop style preference you can be sure that when you find that special pair you will find value in them for many years to come. Whether you are going to a baseball game, a girl’s night out, dinner with partner or even a day at work this style will see you through thick and thin. The pairing options are endless and you can count on always being in style. This will become your “go to” piece of jewelry. If only wardrobe choices were this simple!
write by michael scott