Unlike the large inconspicuous hoops that most people find not lady-like, the hinged hoop earring is a popular choice for many. They are smaller in size and more comfortable to wear. They are the perfect choice for a casual look or a sophisticated appearance.
The issue most people may have, including yourself, is how to work with hinged hoops. Some may even wonder what hinged hoops mean exactly. Not to worry, in this article, we will be covering all of these areas.
We will look at what hinged hoops are, how they work, and a step-by-step guide of how to wear them.
How Does Hinged Hoop Earring Work?
Based on the name a hinged hoop is a type of hoop earring with a hinged back in its design. This hinge is what enables it to open and close the hoop easily as opposed to the traditional latch in normal hoops.
What’s more, this type of design is found in huggles earrings, which are smaller variations of hoop earrings. These types of earrings sit snug on your ear lobe, and due to their small size, the hinge design makes it easier to put on the earring.
The rings are also relatively thicker than other piercings and can securely support a lot of weight easily.
The earrings consist of a thin post that passes through the piercing and a hole on the other end where the post is threaded through. The hinge is at the bottom groove of the earring and allows you to easily open the ring to expose the post and close it, to thread the post into the hole.
The earring can also be opened by a slight push motion. This makes it easy to lose the earrings if they ever got snagged on something from the side.
How To Put In Hinged Hoop Earrings (Step By Step Guide)
Hinged hoop earrings are easy to use. The following is a step by step guide you can use to make it easier:
Step one: Sanitize.
This is an important step, to ensure that the earrings are clean and free of any germs. It ensures that your piercing will not get infected.
Also, if you happen to injure yourself while putting in the earring, you can be sure the wound won’t get infected either.
Step 2: Open the earring.
There are two ways to open the earring. One way is by pulling back one half of the earring until you hear a click and the thin post is exposed.
You can also use the easy push motion to get the earrings opened quickly. You do not have to twist the earrings like in wire loop earrings.
Step 3: Put the earring on.
At this point, you need to push the thin post through your piercing. Keep pushing the post in until it comes out through the other side.
You should be careful and gentle while doing this.
That way you will not injure yourself by stabbing or tearing your ear through using too much force.
If you need help, you can use a free-standing mirror or ask your family or friend to help.
Step 4: Close the earring.
Once the post has gone through the piercing you can start slowly pushing the ends towards each other.
Do this until you hear a click, which means that the post has successfully been threaded through the post.
Step 5: Take out the earring.
This procedure is similar to the steps described above. Slowly pull back the earring by holding either end.
Once the post is out of the hole, slowly pull it out of the piercing and clean the earring before storing it away.
Hinged Hoop earrings are the best because of how easy it is to use them.
The design makes it possible to wear even the smallest hoops easily.
It is also thicker and so can make a statement of their own, but are subtle enough to be stacked up.
They are the perfect fit for the office, night out, or brunch with the family.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.