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How to embrace the hoop earring trend

Admit it - at some point in your life, you’ve owned a pair of hoop earrings. Hoop earrings have been in fashion since ancient times (literally), and they don’t seem to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. From simple gold hoops to earrings embellished with colourful gemstones, there are loads of ways to wear this enduring trend for every occasion.

If you’re on the lookout for a pair of hoop earrings with a little added luxury, treating yourself to a pair of timeless, pre-loved designer hoop earrings is definitely a good idea. At Xupes, we have a variety of pre-loved designer jewellery, including some hoop earrings that would be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

Make a statement 

Turning heads is easy with a pair of Cartier hoop earrings from the iconic Panthère Collection. These Cartier 18k yellow gold emerald earrings make a statement whilst remaining sophisticated. Instead of the intricate detail of some of Cartier’s other Panthère pieces, these earrings reflect a more minimalist style, with hints of Art Deco glamour. 

cartier 18k yellow gold emerald panthere earrings

Crafted in a smooth hoop with a striking panther head at the top, the real highlight of these gold earrings is the pear cut emeralds set in place to create sparkling eyes. The design also continues on the back, making these Cartier pieces stunning from every direction. The chunky design makes them perfect for an evening out or special occasion, but they’re lightweight enough to wear all night without any discomfort - so you can dance until dawn. And, they have secure omega backs, so there’s no risk of losing one of your favourite earrings!

Cartier have been using the Panthère motif in their collections since the 1940s, and their association with the elegant animal began even further back in the early 20th century. The use of panther fur grew in popularity in the early 1900s, and the trend quickly spread to fashion and jewellery, with Cartier’s 1914 Panther watch mimicking the feline’s fur using onyx and diamonds. Cartier quickly became known for their sleek panther-inspired designs, with the Panthère collection still being regarded today as the epitome of style. These particular earrings date from 1996, so they’re just the thing for lovers of vintage pieces.

Pair with a simple black dress to let the yellow gold and deep green emeralds stand out - perfect for a birthday night out when you want to look extra special. Don’t be afraid to pair these with more everyday outfits though - they would look great with a crisp, white shirt and black midi skirt to look the part at your next big meeting. You could even use them to dress up an edgier outfit by pairing them with jeans and an oversized leather jacket for some 1980’s Madonna style.

Try out bold styles

Add something unique to your evening wear for your next big event with these unusual Chopard 18k yellow gold diamond Cašmir earrings. With elegant gold curves offset by round brilliant-cut diamonds, these pre-loved diamond hoop earrings were designed to stand out from the crowd. Featuring a breathtaking 84 near-colourless diamonds of exceptional quality, you’ll sparkle and shine all night in these. And, with secure lever backs, they’re ideal for both pierced and non-pierced ears. 

chopard 18k yellow gold diamond casmir earrings

Founded in 1860, Chopard has designed pieces for some of history’s most notable figures, such as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and holds the prestigious title of the official timekeeper of the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco. The Chopard Cašmir collection was inspired by the cashmere or Paisley pattern and is made up of pieces featuring sweeping and feminine shapes and interconnecting designs. First introduced in the 1990s, the Cašmir collection has an almost botanical feel, as the unusual shapes give the impression of delicate flora and natural organisms.

Make these Chopard Cašmir hoop earrings the finishing touch to a chic and simple outfit, like a figure-hugging dress or tailored jumpsuit. You could even wear these pre-loved Chopard earrings with your other pieces of Chopard jewellery for a co-ordinated look. Try going for an elegant block of colour like forest green or deep blue, for a sophisticated look that will make the yellow gold really pop.  

Great dressed up or down

Although hoop earrings make great additions to formal outfits, they’re still a classic choice to pair with a more casual look. Go for something like these pre-loved Cartier 18k yellow gold three row diamond earrings to add some glamour to your weekend wardrobe. These half-hoop earrings feature a triple band design, with each one set with round brilliant-cut diamonds. The purity of the 18k gold makes the perfect setting for these 110 near-colourless diamonds, for a piece of high-end jewellery made with truly luxurious materials.

cartier 18k yellow gold three row diamond earrings

Since its creation in 1847, Cartier has risen to become one of the most luxurious brands in the world, and has had a long association with diamonds. From celebrities like Gloria Swanson and Elizabeth Taylor to royalty like Princess Grace of Monaco, Cartier diamond jewellery has achieved cult-status over the years. The brand even got a mention in the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, so it’s no surprise that their pieces are highly sought-after. From highly-elaborate styles to more pared-back pieces, Cartier diamond jewellery collections are superior in quality and beauty. The clean lines of these half-hoop earrings are perfect for showcasing the diamonds, and the timeless design will never go out of style. 

Amp up any off-duty outfit with these pre-loved Cartier earrings, or take your look from day to night with ease with these sparkly accessories. Pair with jeans and your favourite blouse for a feminine look, and throw on a cosy jumper or cardigan to embrace the colder weather. Featuring secure butterfly backs, they’re comfortable enough to wear all day long - whether you’re hitting the shops with the girls or heading out on a lunch date. 

Go all out

If you’re dressing to impress, the right pair of pre-loved designer earrings will ensure you make an entrance. These Cartier 18k yellow gold diamond double hoop earrings were made to be noticed - perfect for when you want all the attention to be on you! With a double hoop design and covered in round, brilliant-cut diamonds, they’re ideal for an extra special occasion. 

Cartier 18k yellow gold diamond double hoop earrings

Again, Cartier shows its expertise in diamond jewellery with these fantastic earrings. Featuring diamonds in a pavé setting, the French term coming from the word meaning “paved” - used to describe pieces of jewellery that look as though they have been paved with diamonds. In fact, these pieces feature a total of 126 colourless diamonds making up 2.30 carats. The VVS clarity rating means that they are of excellent quality, making them a star addition to any collection of luxury jewellery. Designed for pierced ears, they also feature secure omega backs, ensuring they remain in place and comfortable all day. 

Glamorous yet chic, these pre-loved Cartier hoop earrings would look amazing with a white silk slip-style dress, and would make you the belle of the ball at your next event. You could even go for an even more luxurious look by pairing them with another piece of pre-loved Cartier jewellery. They would be a fabulous addition to your outfit for your birthday night out or even the work Christmas party - anywhere it’s acceptable to add a touch of sparkle!

Find your perfect pair of pre-loved designer hoop earrings

We have all of these pre-loved designer earrings on offer at Xupes, plus loads more for you to discover and love. If you’re dying to add a little touch of luxury to your wardrobe, check out our selection of pre-loved jewellery from some of the world’s most iconic designers.

Or, if you have your heart set on a specific piece of pre-loved designer jewellery, get in touch! Our team are experts in sourcing rare pieces, and would be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.