Hoop earrings have a long history that spans cultures and centuries. It is believed that they were first worn by ancient Sumerian women in Mesopotamia around 2500 BCE. In ancient Egypt, hoop earrings were a symbol of wealth and status, and both men and women wore them. They were also worn by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Celts.
During the Renaissance period in Europe, hoop earrings became popular again, but it was during the 1960s and 1970s that they experienced a surge in popularity. Hoop earrings were worn by famous actresses like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, and they were often featured in popular culture. Oversized hoops were a mainstay of the disco era of the 1970s.
Hoop earrings have remained popular since then, with various subcultures adopting them as a staple accessory. In the 1990s, hip-hop culture popularized large, oversized hoop earrings, and they became associated with street fashion and urban style. More recently, hoop earrings have become a staple of bohemian and festival fashion, often accompanied by other statement jewelry and flowing, airy clothing.
Hoops have endured and evolved over time, remaining a versatile and fashionable accessory that can be worn in a variety of settings and styles. This month, Trōv Object Gallery is bringing focus to our hoop earring collection - a step up from a pair of studs for jewellery wearers with confidence!