Everyday Hoops To Round Out Your Look

What do a night on the town, dinner with the in-laws, and the first day of graduate school all have in common? A pair of hoops works in every scenario!

That’s right, minimalist hoop earrings are our go-to for every outfit and occasion, and we’ve found some of the best and most accessible hoop earrings out there—from small gold twist hoops to white gold pairs with dainty diamonds. Whatever your style, you’ll find something to wear for years to come below, responsibly and sustainably made, of course.

Find even more everyday pieces with our guide to sustainable and ethical jewelry brands!

1. APSE 

Located 90 minutes outside Seattle, team-favorite APSE is a small business focused on handmade, sustainable jewelry. Each piece is made to order using recycled metals and traceable gemstones. What we love most is that APSE provides repairs and hosts a take-back program so the jewelry can be recycled once again. Choose from over 10 styles and sizes of minimalist hoops—you’ll love wearing these every day, we promise!

Shop | $50+

2. Oceanne

For minimalist yet unconventional hoops, consider the French-inspired Oceanne. This Black woman-owned small biz makes jewelry by hand in Cleveland, from the dainty anklets and bracelets to the gorgeous earrings. Though the hoops here are gold-plated (rather than gold filled or vermeil), they’re also incredibly affordable, starting at around $20. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to match or play off of any outfit.

Shop | $22+

3. Machete

Small gold earrings? Chunky tortoise shell hoops? Machete has them all—and then some. There are over 100 (yes, 100!) hoops to choose from, crafted using responsibly sourced metals and eco-friendly acetate rather than plastic or petrolatum-based materials. The jewelry is designed and developed in Atlanta then shipped in reusable containers so you can keep your new pieces safe and sound. This is a great conscious company for grabbing a few different pairs, under $100 total.

Shop | $25+

4. Noémie

If you’re looking to invest in a forever pair of hoops, your search will end with Noémie. This luxury sustainable brand sources the finest reclaimed gold, conflict-free stones, and lab-grown diamonds for its timeless collection. The brand’s most affordable minimal hoops, the Huggie Earrings, come in rose, white, yellow, or black gold; they’re the perfect glitz and glam to take you from day to night. Since Noémie’s pieces are of heirloom quality, the team shares gemologists’ appraisals and reports if you’d like to get insurance for the long haul.  

Shop | $450+

5. Aurate

If we were to rate Aurate’s hoops collection, we’d give it a 10/10. 😉 This fine jewelry brand from New York City has nearly 50 different styles, from white gold twist hoops to rose triple hoops—all minimalist with a modern flair. We especially like that you can mix and match between sets since many prices are listed for a single earring. Ethically sourced, exquisitely crafted, and with a lifetime warranty, these earrings will dangle and dazzle every time you wear them.

Shop | $60+ for single, $120+ for pair

6. Wolf Circus

Plain and minimalist don’t have to go together! And Wolf Circus proves just that with its simple but stylish earrings. Some of our favorite hoops here involve pearls, spirals, and hammered finishes, and each is made by hand using recycled bronze and silver with gold plating. Not only is this more sustainable, but this also helps keep costs affordable. The Wolf Circus team is based in beautiful Vancouver and orders ship worldwide.

Shop | $50+

7. Made by Mary

Made by Mary started with just Mary as the founder, but today this team includes artisans around the world, designers, and customer service specialists. Known for its extremely affordable collection and all-day comfort, these hoops are the perfect essentials to add to your wardrobe. There are even customization options, and production time is transparently listed on each product page, so you know just when to expect your new hoops. Once you get them, you’ll never want to take ‘em off!

Shop | $20+

8. Ana Luisa

Carbon-neutral, conflict-free hoops that won’t break the bank? Yep, that’s the case at Ana Luisa! There are 200 earrings here, the majority made with gold and sterling silver and accented by pearls, diamonds, and gemstones. We particularly like Ana Luisa’s many twists on the traditional hoops so you can switch them up every so often. Enjoy free shipping and returns, eco-friendly packaging, and 100 percent water, carbon, and climate-neutral purchases.

Shop | $39+

9. Nisolo

Nisolo isn’t just for sustainable shoes (though we love those, too!)—the certified B Corp also makes upcycled brass earrings. From link earrings to soft diamond hoops to huggies, there’s something simple and cost-effective for everyone. All Nisolo makers are paid living wages, including the jewelry team in Kenya who makes each pair of hoops. The brand also offsets its carbon footprint, uses eco-friendly packaging, and invests in workers’ rights.

Shop | $30+


Featured image from APSE

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