Latinas, jewelry and hoops are forever intertwined. Whether it’s Lupe Velez sporting a pair of hula hoops with a fierce look in the days of Old Hollywood or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defiantly wearing hoops at her congressional swearing-in ceremony, hoop earrings were a way for Latinas to feel elegant, audacious and connected to their culture. In a time when society wants everyone to be laid back, laid back and “mainstream,” big hoops serve as an act of defiance for Latinx people who don’t want to look subdued.
This loyalty means that not only do we have a strong collection of beautiful hoops, but we are constantly on the lookout for more. A bonus is when these hoops are made by us, for us, so we wanted to create a great guide to the coolest hoops, all from Latinx jewelry brands.
The Black Engelique Earring, by XIXI
Adrienne Houghton’s XIXI jewelry line is full of must-have trinkets. The Engelique earring, which comes in different stones (as well as silver-plated), but shown here in black, combines an old-fashioned rope chain hoop with a glam emerald-cut stone.
Available at shopxixi.com$35
Baby Heart Earrings, by Honey B. Gold
Valentine’s Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean we want to stop seeing and buying cute heart-shaped jewelry. Honey B. Gold, which always has a wide variety of hoops in stock, offers these lovely earrings which are not only heart-shaped but also made up of small hearts. It’s the perfect balance between badass and sweet.
Available at honeybgold.com$18
Bella Donna Hoops, by XIO by Ylette
In addition to fun hoops, it’s also a good idea to have a solid selection of classic hoops. These Bella Donna hoop earrings from XIO by Ylette do the trick. They are bold, golden and chunky, with a cool oval shape.
Available at xiobyylette.com$50
I lock you in so many hoops, by Daniela Salcedo Jewelry
Another pair of hoops adorned with romantic hearts are these I Lock You So Much earrings, made by Daniela Salcedo. Created in 24-carat gold-plated bronze, they combine glamor and fun to create must-have accessories.
Available at us.danielasalcedo.com$235 (currently out of stock)
90s Anxiety Rings, by Trap Hoops
You want a lot of your hoops to be “go big or go home.” After all, hoops are meant to stand out and make a statement, right? You’ll definitely want to reach for these 90s anxiety hoops from Trap Hoops. These are great earrings that also have that trendy, retro 1990s vibe.
Available at traphoopsshop.myshopify.com$9.99
Gold Chunky Bonita Hoop Earrings, by Viva La Bonita
Next on our list of must-have hoops is the Gold Chunky Bonita Hoops from Viva La Bonita. Plated in 14k gold, they feature the word “bonita” to remind you how fabulous you are. They are also medium tall, but still bold.
Available at www.vivalabonita.com$30
Chicana Hoops, by Mission Native
Want to show off your Chicana pride? You can by rocking these hoops. Mission Native’s Chicana Hoops let the world know instantly that you’re a proud Chicana while adding punch to your outfits.
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Stone hoop earrings – Kris, by Ana Luisa
Not all hoops have to be large. In fact, we’ve seen trendy little hoops everywhere these days. One pair we love is the Kris, by Ana Luisa. It features glam gold, taken up a notch by a geometric shape, and the addition of encrusted cubic zirconia.
Available at analuisa.com$75
The Baby Hoop Wand, by XIXI
Another small pair of hoops to add to your collection is XIXI’s The Baguette Baby Hoop. They’re a bit smaller but still full of shine, thanks to multiple cubic zirconia baguette stones. You can get them in a gold, rose gold, or silver finish.
Available at xxi.com$35
Make Jefa Moves Hoops, by Hija de tu Madre
Jewelry is fabulous on its own. But it’s even more special when it contains an inspirational message. These Hija de tu Madre hoops are not only stylish but remind you to do important jefa moves. It’s a great accessory for all those Latinx bosses.
Available at hijadetumadre.com$58
Esme 2 inch hoop earrings, by Jennifer Zeuner
Jennifer Zeuner is another Latinx-owned brand with some cool hoops we want to buy. Her Esme 2” hoops are a staple piece you can wear forever. You can get these chunky yet elegant accessories in 14k gold plated silver, sterling silver, or 18k rose gold plated silver.
Available at jenniferzeuner.com$187
Alanna Pearl Hoops, by XIO by Ylette
Another pair of earrings from XIO by Ylette that you’ll want to drop into your online shopping cart are these glam Alanna Pearl hoops. In fact, the brand calls them “the only pearl hoops you’ll ever need.” Three seashell beads add just the right amount of chic to a slender and timeless golden hoop.
Available at xiobyylette.com$48
Large Multi Hoop earring, by Amandina
Why wear just one hoop per earring when you can wear several for a cool effect? Amandina’s Multi Hoop Large earrings feature an intricate filigree gold hoop, surrounded by elegant plain hoops that combine for an artistic, geometric look.
Available at amandinajoyeria.com$475
Espuma de Mar earrings, by TUZA Jewelry
TUZA Jewelry brings us these fun and ethereal ombre rainbow hoops. Handcrafted in Mexico City, they’ll instantly add a dose of color and something unexpected to any neutral outfit. This is what you are looking for when you want a unique earring.
Available at tuzajewelry.com$65
Icee Iridescent Hoops, by Honey B. Gold
Another fun hoop that brings all the colors is the Icee Iridescent from Honey B. Gold. Large stones projecting the most beautiful pastel colors are packed on a large 3 inch hoop. The hues are perfect for spring and beyond.
Available at honeybgold.com$32
Iker Ortiz IE-3 Earrings
When you want more original hoops, opt for those of Iker Ortiz. Her jewelry made in Mexico, including these cool and futuristic IE-3 earrings, is art. Your outfits will suddenly look even cooler.
Available at ikerortiz.com$30.59 (650 Mexican pesos)
Another pair of Trap Hoops earrings you need are the Black on Black Hoops. It’s the classic, oversized skinny style, in a striking black, that will live forever in your jewelry box and be worn regularly. Whether you’re replacing an old pair of thin hoops or just adding to your collection, these are must-haves.
Available at traphoopsshop.myshopify.com$9.99
Ryan 2 inch hoops, by Jennifer Zeuner
We told you Jennifer Zeuner has a variety of hoops you’ll want to buy. These are the Ryan 2” hoops that are bold and chunky but still go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Available in 14k gold-plated silver and sterling silver; these are the definitive “look at me” earrings.
Available at jenniferzeuner.com$220
Emma Hoops, by Lucca Luc
Are you hesitating between wearing a golden hoop or a silver hoop? You don’t have to choose! Opt for a mixed metal earring, like these Emma hoops from Lucca Luc. Along with two shades, you also get a mix of textures in these accessories for a cool and unique look.
Available at lucaluc.com$240
Alice XL rings, by Daniela Salcedo
You can celebrate spring and dream of summer in these beautiful Alice XL floral hoops by Daniela Salcedo. A delicate gold hoop is upgraded with a flower charm that comes in pink, red, white and black. It is the fashion of nature.
Available at us.danielasalcedo.com$386