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How to Put Hoop Earrings In: Tips and Advice

Learning how to put hoop earrings into your piercings can be a difficult task to begin with, especially if you are unfamiliar with the different types of clasps. With at least five different types of hoop earring fastenings, you may come across at least one or two you are unfamiliar with. Let us be your trusted guide to teaching you how to put your hoop earrings in safely and securely.

Table of Contents:

  • How to Put in Different Types of Hoop Earrings
  • How to Clean Your Hoop Earrings
  • Hoop Earrings for Every Occasion

How to Put in Different Types of Hoop Earrings

Knowing how to put in different types of hoop earrings can ensure you achieve the ear stack of your dreams, no matter the style. With each type of hoop earrings potentially having a slightly different closing, knowing how to fasten all of them can save time when you are getting ready for any occasion. Our hoop earrings collections are a mixture of hinged and clasped closings.

Before you learn how to put in any type of hoops, the first step is to ensure your gold earrings are clean and sanitized. Doing this can help to reduce the chances of any infections, especially if you have recently had a new ear piercing and changed the earring for the first time. Our aftercare guide to piercings can help with any further questions you may have.

How to Put Hinged Hoop Earrings In

Hinge hoop earrings can often be the easiest style to know how to put in your ear. This type of hoop separates almost into two halves, which gives it the name of a 'hinge'. Looking at the clasp specifically, you may find it has either a little half hoop to secure the bar, otherwise the end of the bar will slot seamlessly into the remainder of the earring. Our recommendation for learning how to put hinged hoop earrings in are:

  • First open the hinged clasp by gently pulling the earring apart.
  • With your dominant hand hold the hoop and with your non-dominant hand hold your ear lobe.
  • When you're ready, begin to thread the bar of the hoop through your ear, being careful not to stab yourself or cause a tear.
  • Once all of the bar has been threaded, with your non-dominant hand, you will want to bring the back of the hinged hoop earring to meet the bar.
  • With a gentle push, fix the two ends of the earring together, you may hear it click into place when fixed right.

If you are having difficulty, you may want to first try learning how to put a hinged hoop earring in with the help of a freestanding mirror.

How to Put Clasped Hoop Earrings In

Clasped hoop earrings are a similar method to the hinged. The difference between these two styles is that instead of the hoop opening almost in half, the bar is the only element that opens. This is then slotted into a secure fixture at the otherside of the hoop. Our recommendation for learning how to put in clasped hoop earrings are:

  • First open the earring by gently pulling the bar out of the secured clasp.
  • With your dominant hand hold the hoop and with your non-dominant hand hold your ear lobe.
  • Begin to thread the bar of the hoop through your ear, being careful not to stab your ear or cause a tear.
  • Once the bar has been threaded, with your non-dominant hand, you will want to bring the back of the clasped hoop earring to meet the bar.
  • With a gentle push, fix the bar into the clasp of the earring, you may hear it click into place.

How to Put Huggie Hoop Earrings In

Huggie earrings can be a delicate design many opt for when seeking an elegant ear stack. More often than not, this hoop earring style is a hinged clasp closing, but due to their dainty size, can be tricky to master for the first time. Our recommendation for learning how to put in huggie hoop earrings are:

  • First, you want to open the clasp of the huggie with a gentle pull.
  • Grasp the hoop of the huggie or mini huggie in your dominant hand.
  • With your non-dominant hand you will want to hold your ear lobe (or the location of your piercing).
  • Carefully thread the bar of the huggie through the ear, being careful not to stab yourself or cause a tear.
  • With a careful squeeze, you will want to use your finger tips to secure the hinge fastening while in the ear lobe.
  • As the huggie can be quite small, in comparison to other earring types, you may have to secure it close to your ear, then twist the earring to place it in the correct location.

If you are having difficulty, you may want to first try learning how to put a huggie hoop earring in with the help of a freestanding mirror.

How to Put Endless Hoop Earrings In

Endless hoop earrings, sometimes known as infinity earrings, are a latch style where the bar threads into the tube of the hoop. Our recommendation for learning how to put in endless hoop earrings are:

  • Begin by gently applying pressure to one side of the endless hoop earring and begin pulling.
  • You can stop the pulling motion when the bar of the hoop begins to pop out of the tube. Pulling too far may bend the endless hoop leaving it a little misshapen.
  • With your dominant hand, you want to hold the open hoop earrings and with your non-dominant hand, hold your ear lobe.
  • Carefully thread the bar of the hoop through your ear, while trying to avoid any tears.
  • Using your non-dominant hand, you want to try and align the back of the hoop with the bar so that you can slot the bar back into the tube.
  • The endless hoop earring will be secure when you hear a click.

If you are having difficulty, you may want to first try learning how to put an endless hoop earring in with the help of a freestanding mirror.

How to Put Butterfly Back Hoops In

Butterfly backed earrings may commonly be thought of for stud earrings, but there are a selection of hoops which feature this style. Our recommendation for learning how to put in butterfly backed hoop earrings are:

  • Remove the butterfly back from the bar of your hoop earring.
  • With your dominant hand hold the hoop and with your non-dominant hand hold the butterfly back.
  • Begin to carefully thread the bar of the hoop through your ear.
  • Once all of the bar has been threaded, you want to apply the butterfly back onto the back of the bar, behind your ear.
  • You may hear a click when the backing is securely fitted.

If you are having difficulty, you may want to first try learning how to put a butterfly back hoop earring in with the help of a freestanding mirror.

How to Clean Your Hoop Earrings

To keep your hoop earrings clean, you will need to:

  • Remove the hoop earrings from your piercing
  • Place the items into a saline solution
  • Using a soft cloth, you will want to gently remove any debris and dirt
  • Once cleaned with a cloth, air dry in a dry location
  • The best place to store your jewelry to keep it in top condition is a high quality jewelry box.

Cleaning your earrings is a vital first step when learning how to put your hoop earrings in. Getting in the habit of keeping your jewelry clean will not only keep them looking their best and making you feel amazing wearing them, but it can also help to reduce the risk of infections if you accidentally create a tear when putting them in.

Learn how to clean gold jewelry and how to clean silver jewelry in the comfort of your home with our trusted guides or discover our jewelry care kit.

Hoop Earrings for Every Occasion

Hoop earrings can be discovered in many different shapes and sizes. It's these characteristics which make this jewelry unique and so versatile when it comes to accessorizing a look.

Our top five types of hoop earrings include:

  • Large hoop earrings - Large hoop earrings are bold by nature and are often seen as a fashion statement, when compared to smaller hoop earrings. However if you have multiple piercings, you can accent your style further by paring a large hoop with a small hoop or medium hoop.
  • Charm hoop earrings - Adding another dimension to your ear party, you can find charms to add to your hoop earrings. Whether you opt for delicate diamond hoops, sustainable pearl hoops or bold green onyx. Each ethical gemstone can add a touch of glamor to any look.
  • Huggie hoop earrings - Delicate in design, huggies can be a staple to any jewelry box. They sit quite snug and 'hug' the ear, which is where the name came from. A huggie hoop can be used for a range of piercings including the lower lobe, upper lobe, higher lobe and cartilage.
  • Mini huggie earrings - Similar to the huggie, a mini huggie has all the same qualities you desire from their effortless designs, but they are slightly smaller. For this reason a mini huggie can be the perfect stacking earring for your collection.
  • Chunky hoop earrings - The bold characteristics of a chunky hoop earring is what makes this style so desirable. Instantly accentuating a look from day to night, they are a must have to any earring collection.

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