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Huggie earrings are always charming and delightful. Huggies, whether in gold, silver or any other material, are small hoop earrings that gently embrace your ear lobes. Women and men worldwide love this ear accessory, and celebrities are frequently spotted wearing these sweet beauties alone or combined with other earring styles. Huggies also make fine gifts for the special people in your life. We've put together a gorgeous curated selection of huggie earrings from some of the world's top brands and talented designers.

• How does a huggie earring stand out from other earrings?
• What is the difference between a huggie, hoop, and cuff earring?
• How do you wear your huggie earring?

What is a huggie earring?

Not to be confused with the baby diaper brand, a "huggie" earring is a mini hoop, small enough to hug your earlobe (that accounts for the term "huggie") or the rim of your outer ear. Huggie earrings are a more recent variation that hit the fashion scene when hoop earrings made a comeback. Lovers of fine and demi-fine jewellery love these versatile cuties that can be worn alone, in pairs or stacked with other ear hoops, cuffs, studs, and danglers.

What's the difference?

Hoops are circular or semicircular earrings made of metal that are worn on pierced ears. They can be inserted with a post-back or with a mechanism that allows them to be opened and pass through the ear piercing.

A huggie earring, too, is an accessory for pierced ears; it is a miniature hoop worn close to the earlobe, helix, or concha. A huggie earring is usually broader/thicker than a hoop earring and has a lever mechanism that can be opened, passed through the piercing, and clicked to fasten.

A cuff earring is shaped like a huggie earring, it is worn on the lobe or rim of the ear but does not require a piercing. It fits the ear through a small gap in the design that allows it to cling to the outer ear. A cuff earring does not require a piercing, while a huggie earring does.

Types of huggie earrings

Let's see the styles in which these cool earrings are available.

As you browse our selection of these trendy ear accessories, you will find attractive huggies in silver, gold and diamonds as well as affordable versions in rhodium and gold-plated sterling silver studded with zirconia. These come in designs that are minimalist as well as ornate.

Silver huggie earring
Huggie earrings made of silver are lovely and more affordable than those made of gold. Its best to buy 925 hallmarked silver huggies because pure silver tends to tarnish and requires care to retain its bright and shining look. Silver alloys like sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure, is more durable than pure silver.

Good quality sterling silver jewellery is often rhodium-plated or gold-plated to prevent tarnish and keep it bright and beautiful.

Gold huggie earrings
As items of jewellery, huggie earrings made of gold are the most popular not only because of the sparkle and sheen of this precious metal but also because gold is a durable metal that remains valuable always.

You will find gold huggies in our selection that are made of 14-karat and 18-karat gold. A huggie earring made of 14-karat gold comprises 58.3% pure gold and costs less than an identical one made in 18-karat gold, which consists of 75% pure gold.

You can also refine your search by the colour of the gold you prefer. When you look to buy a gold huggie earring, you will also have a choice of yellow, rose, and white gold. Yellow gold is the most popular choice for earrings and suits almost everyone, especially those with warm skin tones. However, we see a surge in demand, especially among younger buyers, for white gold and the romantic rose-tinged gold.

Gold-plated huggie earring
Many of our designers offer huggie earrings in sterling silver plated with rhodium or gold. The best advantage of plated sterling silver jewellery is affordability; a gold-plated huggie earring will cost you less than an identical piece made of gold.

Similarly, rhodium-plated sterling silver has the rich look of platinum but comes at a very affordable price. Plated sterling silver huggie earrings are so beautifully designed and handmade that it would be hard for anyone other than a jewellery expert to tell it is not made of gold or platinum.

Gemstone, pearls and diamond-set huggie earrings
You could further refine your huggie search by looking for a gemstone or style. If you like your huggie earrings set with coloured stones, refine your search by selecting a filter for gemstone huggies. Feast your eyes on our range of huggies set with vibrant semi-precious crystals and zirconia; they add a pop of colour that can perk up the simplest outfits.

Or opt for a huggie earring set with stunning precious gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, and pearls. You can also refine your search by the kind of diamonds you want in your huggie earring. If you are mindful of sustainability and conservation, you should check out huggies set with lab-grown diamonds. We endorse brands that specialise in jewellery made of recycled metals and consciously sourced gemstones.

Enamel painted huggies
Simple gold ring huggie earrings with dual tones and neon enamel highlights are the way to dress in summer casuals. Simple and elegant these huggie styles are hot favourites.

Huggie earrings with charms
Are you looking for a unique huggie earring that will reflect your personal style? Then, huggies with charms like dolphins and bears or golden letters and pretty pearl danglers are just the thing for you.

Styling your huggie earrings

If you have multiple ear piercings, a huggie earring is a must-have accessory in your jewellery stash. The best thing about these little earrings is that they can be worn as singles or as pairs, by themselves or stacked with other huggies, cuffs, hoops, studs, or danglers. These ear ornaments are so versatile that you can wear them in an endless range of combinations that allow you to create your personal style statement.

Read our Hoops and Huggies Size Guide for all the pointers you need to choose the huggie earring that is perfect for you.

Now that you have read up about the huggie earring, you can confidently choose the one that is perfect for yourself or anyone else you are shopping for. If you are unsure about a particular piece of jewellery or want more information about our products and services, please get in touch with us by email, phone, or chat. We will gladly help you.

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