Gold hoop earrings may be a jewellery box staple, but finding the right balance between cool and classic can be a fine art. Luckily, a host of jewellers are reinterpreting the familiar silhouette for results that are both cool and offbeat – find the right pair for you in our edit.
Gold hoop earrings, from cool to classic
Anna Jewsbury’s ‘Stratum’ hoop earrings are inspired by rivers that have reversed their stream due to climate change. ‘The pieces in this collection course one way and then reverse, flowing back in the opposite direction,’ she says of her Pre-SS/22 collection. Pavé set with white topaz gemstones, these multi-hoop earrings are crafted using recycled silver and plated in 14ct yellow gold.
By Malene Birger
‘We wanted our jewellery collection to act as a clean contrast to our garments and found inspiration in having these refined pieces worn with our bohemian layers,’ says By Malene Birger’s creative director, Maja Dixdotter. The brand’s newly launched jewellery collection is an extension of the Danish powerhouse. The line includes ergonomically shaped pieces in 14ct plated gold and sterling silver. ‘It felt like a natural progression for us,’ she says. Pictured are the ‘Silia’ earrings.
New York-based jewellery designer Jean Prounis specialises in crafting next-generation heirlooms that feel as appropriate for everyday wear as they do special occasions. Indeed, her great-grandfather owned a prestigious uptown Manhattan night club and the essence of bygone decadence runs through her brand. ‘This subtly tapered recycled 22ct gold hinged hoop will become your go-to everyday earring,’ she says of the ‘Huga’ gold hoop earrings, pictured.
Jenny Sweetnam subverts the classic silhouette of a hoop in the ‘Silent Diamond Hoop Earring’. The delicate curve of 9ct yellow gold is punctuated by a single man-made diamond in a dash of understated luxury, for your eyes only.
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Tilly is a British writer, editor and digital consultant based in New York, covering luxury fashion, jewellery, design, culture, art, travel, wellness and more. An alumna of Central Saint Martins, she is Contributing Editor for Wallpaper* and has interviewed a cross section of design legends including Sir David Adjaye, Samuel Ross, Pamela Shamshiri and Piet Oudolf for the magazine.
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