We are in the midst of a diamond hoop earring revival. Glamorous, innovative and flashy styles can all be found in hoop-designs. Some designers are even taking liberties with the shape of the hoop. You could say they are redoing the concept!
The roots of what’s happening today can be traced back to very beginnings of the civilization. Most historians concur that a pair of gold hoops dated 2,600-2,500 B.C. on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are among the oldest known examples of hoops. Diamonds were added to hoops around the Victorian era. Etruscan hoop styles found during archeological digs inspired the sparkling 19th century silhouettes.
The symbolism of diamond hoops turned from ancient treasure to women empowerment in the 1960s and 70s when women wore them with business pantsuits. They have remained a symbol of an independent iconic woman ever since.
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