The beauty of hoops is that they come in all different shapes and sizes to suit your style. But this variety can also make them a little tricky for first time wearers when they’re faced with clasps and closings their unfamiliar with. Luckily, none of them are particularly tricky to put in once you get the hang of them. And you’ll know your latch backs from your hinged hoops in no time with this trusty guide.
Top Tip: Using a mirror can be helpful whilst you’re getting used to each of these methods.
How To Put in Push Back Hoop Earrings?
Push backs (also known as butterfly backs) are the classic type of closing for stud earrings. But it’s not uncommon to also see them on hoops.
Putting them in is nice and easy following these steps:
• Slide the small butterfly back off the post of your hoop earring.
• Carefully guide the post of your hoop through your ear piercing until it’s all the way out of the other side at the back.
• Push the back onto the post and slide it until it sits comfortably behind your ear. Make sure it’s secure enough so it won’t fall off but not too tight to cause discomfort.
Want to try out this style? All our classic half hoop earrings feature a push back style closing. They come as 15mm, 30mm and 50mm hoops to suit your taste as well as chunky hoops for when you want that extra bit of glam. Our popular huggie star or heart hoop earrings also feature a push back style closing.
How To Put In Continuous Hoop Earrings?
Continuous hoops are known by a few different names such as infinity earrings or endless hoop earrings. All refer to the same style closing where a small pin slips into the hollow tube of the hoop.
Put them in using this method:
• Open up the hoop by gently applying pressure to the side of your continuous hoop earring. You’re better doing this as a gentle pull back and then a small twist motion to the side so there’s just enough room for your earlobe to fit in the gap. Avoid pulling the pin too far back as this can misshape your earrings.
• Carefully thread the pin all the way through your ear.
• Using your other hand, gently guide the hoop back to the pin so that they’re realigned. Slot the pin back into the hollow tube of the hoop.
Want to try out this style? Our huggie open heart hoop earrings have that chic, endless hoop look that’s sure to elevate any outfit.
How To Put in Latch Back Hoop Earrings?
Latch back hoop earrings are also commonly known as clasped hoop earrings. They feature a bar that can be slotted securely into place between a pronged fixture on the other side of the earring.
Use these tips to put them in:
• Gently free the movable bar by snapping it up out of the prongs on your hoop earring.
• Thread the bar all the way through your ear lobe from the front to the back.
• Gentle push the free hanging part of the hoop back up towards the bar so it meets with the fastening clasp feature.
• Gentle push the bar down into the clasp until it makes a secure click.
Want to try out this style? Our every-day hoop earrings feature this latch clasp style. They come in 7 different sizes starting at 10mm and going up to 50mm. All of which are available as gold hoop earrings, silver hoop earring and rose gold hoop earrings. Personalise any of your everyday hoops with our charms that come in funky shapes like suns, moons, hearts and lightening bolts.
How to Put In Hinged Hoop Earrings?
As the name suggests, hinged hoops have a hinge mechanism which allows them to be separated almost in half. This makes them one of the easiest styles of hoops to put in as they give you a nice big gap to work with. The clasp itself might either snap back into place similar to a continuous hoop or, in rarer cases, feature a latch clasp.
This is how you put them in:
• Gently release the hoop earring into two parts by pulling gently on one side.
• Carefully guide the pin all the way through your ear.
• Once the pin is all the way through, close the hinge by pushing the free part of the hoop back up towards the pin.
• Depending on the style, this will then snap, clasp or slot back together.
What to try out this style? Look no further than our 1.5cm chunky hoop earrings. Bag this perfectly formed style as either a pair of small gold hoop earrings or small silver hoop earrings to suit your look.
How To Put In Huggie Hoops?
By design, huggie hoops are a small, delicate style of earring that sits close to the earlobe. They are most likely to feature a hinge closing like the one described above but their petite size can make them that little bit more fiddly.
Here’s how to put them in right every time:
• Carefully release the huggie hoop earring into two parts by pulling gently on one side.
• Gently thread the bar all the way through your ear.
• Once all the way through, secure into place by pushing the huggie hoop back up towards the bar.
• This will then snap back into place but you may need to apply a bit more gentle pressure until you hear a click.
• Because of their dainty size, some people find using a magnified make-up mirror particularly helpful when putting in huggie hoops.
What to try out this style? From daisy drops to hexagon shapes, chain drops to mini hearts, Solace has a wide range of on-trend huggie hoop earrings as part of our collection. Looking for a gift? Pearl hoop earrings in particular make for a beautiful gesture so you’ll be spoilt for choice with our pearl set, pearl drop or mini pearl huggies.
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