Obsessions: hoop earrings

From left to right: Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloë Sevigny, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington and Kristen McMenamy.

There are few pieces of jewellery as adept at transforming a look as the hoop earring. Striking the all too elusive balance of being both sexy and cool at once, a special kind of confidence comes from donning a pair of these earrings.

Believed to have origins that date back to as early as 3,000 BC, today the hoop earring is synonymous with 80s and 90s style. And so it seems only fitting - given the renaissance of this era – that the hoop should come to the fore once again.

Arguably one of the most enduring portrayals of the hoop comes courtesy of style icon and Whistles Muse, Sade. Lensed by David Montgomery, her perfect face and trademark sleek braid are perfectly framed by a pair of gold hoops. The resulting image is one that is strong and feminine, epitomising the power of the jewellery.

At Whistles we are championing the return of the hoop with four brand new styles, each of which looks just as great paired with casual denim - Sade style - as they do with evening looks. Whether you opt for classic gold or minimalist silver, sass is guaranteed. 

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