Add sparkle and shine with Italian design! These large hoops are sure to draw attention each time you wear them. Lightweight and seamless, they have been crafted in your choice of 14K yellow, white or rose gold. The classic round style is accented with a three dimensional-like diamond cut finish that allows for a shimmering appearance. Perfect for any occasion.
How to Wear Hoop Earrings:
Hoop style earrings are so much more than the latest trend. Favored by the ancients, the versatility and practicality of this classic design is absolutely astounding. Whether you decide to dress up a suit or wear a modern tunic and jeans, the effect will always look polished. Wear them out for a lunch with coworkers or a special friend then transcend into the night with these same hoops for that perfect touch of glamor. Day or night you can be confident that your style will shine with timeless sophistication.
This piece was made with a tubing technique used to create hollow pieces of jewelry. It is a process that makes the pieces lightweight and seamless for a beautiful effect.
Earring Back Types
Butterfly Back: A double looped piece resembling a butterfly that fits over a post. Variations on this design are called push back clasps. The basic post and butterfly back are usually used for stud earrings and lighter weight drop earrings.
Hinged Snap Backs: This clasp features a hinged post that snaps into a groove on the back of the earring. It is commonly found on hoops. Sometimes the hinged post is curved to provide more room to fit around the ear, sometimes called a saddleback.
Hook Backs: This earring backing is simply a long, bent post that fits through the piercing. Hooks have several variations, most notably the shepherd's hook and the French hook. While thin wire hooks reduce the weight of long earrings, making them more comfortable, they aren't as secure as other clasp styles.
Lever Back: A hinged lever snaps shut against the curved post to form a closed loop around the ear lobe. This clasp is very secure and good for large or medium sized styles that drop just below the ear.
Omega: Also called French clips, this clasp has a straight post and a looped lever. The hinged lever closes around the post and is held against the ear with pressure. The omega clasp is the most secure clasp, especially for the larger, heavier earrings.
Screw back: This backing is a slight variation of the standard post and butterfly nut back. Instead of pushing on the back, the nut twists onto the threaded post. A screw back post design is often preferred for expensive diamond stud earrings that require increased security.