Hoop earrings have been found in the graves of the ancient Greeks in Crete, dating back to 2000 B.C. They were fashioned from gold, bronze and silver. It is said that pirates and sailors in the 16th century wore them to improve their long distance sight, and to help pay for a burial if their body ever washed up on shore. In Italy, during the late 1900's, gold hoop earrings were all the rage.
The traditionally oversize hoop earrings have been associated with Gypsies, pirates, and the ostentatious flamboyance of the 1970's. In modern times, hoops can be found in all sizes, shapes, and precious metals. They have become the staple of every girl’s jewelry collection, because they are sleek, sexy, and once again extremely fashionable. They make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Salma Jewelry offers discount prices on gold earrings, white gold earrings, diamond earrings, gemstone earrings, and much, much, more.