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      Hoops Earrings – A Rich History

      Hoops earrings are available in various shapes and sizes. From small and subtle to grand and striking, you can really go in any direction with these graceful earrings. Hoops earrings are suitable for various occasions. You can wear these gems every day, but they are also a fantastic addition to a festive or business outfit. In short, you can't go wrong with hoops earrings. Either way, you will steal the show with our high-quality and stylish hoop earrings.

      Jeweler van der Kooij sells various types of earrings. Everyone's needs have been taken into account. Gold hoops earrings or would you prefer silver hoops ? Everything is possible. Our versatile collection is at home in all markets. Did you know that hoops earrings have a rich history? We would be happy to tell you more about this interesting history. But first we give you an insight into the unique collection that jeweler Van der Kooij has to offer.

      Our collection of earring hoops is very diverse

      As already mentioned, hoop earrings are available in various shapes and sizes. The diameter varies from 2 cm to more than 5 cm. Every woman can undoubtedly find a suitable item in our collection. There is also a choice of various materials.

      In addition to gold or silver, you can also choose skin-friendly metals such as titanium. Our collection of hoop earrings is very diverse. Below is a selection from this interesting collection.

      -    Wide earring hoops

      -    Thin earring hoops

      -    Earrings hoops with pendant

      -    Earring hoops with gemstones

      Do you opt for thin and subtle or wide and striking? Everything is possible! Our hoop earrings can also be easily combined with other pearls from our collection. For example, combine these earrings with other stud earrings or cheerful earrings . A combination with our beautiful women's bracelets or charming necklaces is also possible.

      Could you still use some help? Then you can rely on the experts of jeweler Van der Kooij. They will be happy to provide you with personal, tailor-made advice.

      History of earring hoops

      Hoops are one of the oldest jewelry in human existence. These earrings have valuable meaning for different cultures. In the past, these earrings were worn by kings and queens to radiate power and social status. But nowadays it is a real statement piece of jewelry that radiates strength. From the ancient Egyptians to American style icons, the famous look of hoop earrings has been around for all time and is worn by both men and women.

      Origin of hoops earrings

      Hoops earrings were already worn by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Asians and Egyptians. Wearing this jewelry was initially a way to identify tribe members, but gradually became a symbol of religion and power within various societies.

      As far as we know, the first large earrings date from the year 2500 BCE in Nubia. This was an African civilization in the area we know today as Sudan. During this time, hoop earrings were made of gold, silver and bronze. In 1000 BCE, this ornament spread to other cultures around the world.

      In 1500 BCE, both Egyptian men and women flaunted the beautiful hoop earrings. These earrings were made of twisted gold wire and beads. It was believed that this radiated extra beauty. Royal Egyptians at that time wore thick gold hoops to symbolize their wealth and power.

      The ancient Greeks and Romans were also not averse to an earring. The art of that time clearly shows that earrings were embraced. However, the earrings here were mainly worn by women. Only a few men of high social status also wore this jewelry.

      A jump to the year 1600

      In Europe, the popularity of ear jewelry seemed to decline in the 17th century. This was mainly due to the elaborate hairstyles, the popularity of headgear and high-collared clothing that covered the ears.

      In the 18th century, small, pear-shaped pearl earrings were more popular in Europe than the hoop earrings that we often encountered in many other parts of the world. During this period, men also started to cut back on wearing earrings, and so single earrings slowly became popular.

      Large earring hoops in the 20th century

      In the 20th century, there was some negativity surrounding earrings in the United States. This had to do with the fact that many people viewed this piece of jewelry as a symbol of Native American and Latino culture. Many American women therefore stopped wearing these earrings so that they would not be seen as immigrants.

      However, this stigma was short-lived. Around 1910 there were simple hairstyles, lower-cut clothing and updos, which also led to the re-emergence of the earring. This essentially led to the rebirth of earrings' popularity among American women.

      Short and updo hairstyles in the 20s and 30s made earrings absolutely indispensable. We also saw this clearly in showbiz. For example, American entertainer Josephine Baker liked to wear gold hoops on stage.

      Large hoop earrings were a signature look of the 60s. During the 70s, hoops in silver and chrome were very popular. Icons like Cher and Diana Ross were known for their large hoop earrings with intricate designs.

      The meaning behind hoop earrings

      Hoops earrings appear to be one of the oldest fashion trends. These specific earrings offer a powerful appearance. They symbolize both strength and international fashion. The circular earrings represent unity and wholeness.

      Within Latino culture, earrings also became a symbol of identity and resistance to discrimination. This is also interwoven in various traditions within this culture. For example, girls often receive a pair of earrings from their mother or grandmother at a young age.

      Earrings are part of many different cultures. Both as a fashion accessory and an identity symbol, this piece of jewelry continues to evolve. The rich history of the hoop earrings makes them without a doubt one of the most special pieces of jewelry in our collection.