Best gold huggie earrings: the chic staples to shop now

Looking for the best gold huggie earrings to add to your collection? Our fashion expert has compiled the chicest styles on the market

Close up of woman wearing two different gold huggie earrings and a silver bar in one ear
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Easy to wear, the best gold huggie earrings make for an ideal style lift. Whether you love simple gold hoops or you are a full curated ear fan, they’re an ever-popular earring essential.

For those who prefer gold jewelry, the best huggie earrings in this finish are a staple part of a capsule wardrobe. Choose between simple styles or those adorned with bright gemstones, pearls, spikes, and statement designs, designed to be worn in different piercings.

To inspire your accessories shopping session, our contributing fashion expert handpicked some of the chicest styles on the market. All price points are covered, so you can shop a special treat or stick within your budget, stack and layer, adding in gorgeous gold huggies to dial up the ear drama (whatever your day looks like).

How we chose the best gold huggie earrings 

There are so many different gold huggie earrings on the market that it can feel overwhelming when you first start browsing. To compile this curated edit of styles for you to shop from, our fashion expert took the following factors into account when making her selection:

  • Price
  • Type and quality of materials used
  • Finish
  • Brand's credentials

To ensure that all budgets and preferences are catered for, she also chose a wide variety of different styles and price points to feature in our guide. Without further ado, these are the best gold huggie hoops to shop now...

The best gold huggie earrings as chosen by a fashion expert 

Missoma Gemstone Huggies in Black Onyx

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1. Missoma Gemstone Huggies

Best gold huggie hoops with jewel details

Specifications

RRP : $103/£79
Finish: 18ct gold plated vermeil

Reasons to buy

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Jewel detail
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Available with black onyx, pearl, or turquoise detailing
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Staple pair

Reasons to avoid

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Not one for fans of plain designs

A pair of show-stopping jewel-detailed huggies, these chic Missoma must-haves are 18ct gold-plated vermeil with gemstone detailing. The hoop size is just over 11mm, while they weigh just shy of 1.5g. Design-wise, they add a nice "something" to your ear without having too intricate or over-the-top of a design, and they also come with a two-year warranty. 

Call us earring enablers, but we’re in no doubt whatsoever that this pretty design will look stunning in your lobes. The ultimate detailed gold huggie pair, wear these alongside hoops, cuffs, or studs, layering, stacking, and making an ear jewelry scene.

Astrid & Miyu Wave Gold Huggies

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2. Astrid & Miyu Wave Gold Huggies

Best simple gold huggie hoops

Specifications

RRP : $80/£55
Finish : 18ct gold plated

Reasons to buy

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Classic minimal style
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Made from recycled materials
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Available in other finishes and jewelled versions

Reasons to avoid

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Design will be too simple for some 

If you're looking for sustainable jewelry brands, these gold-plated hoops are made using recycled sterling silver. The slightly waved design is very understated and chic, meaning they'll complement just about any other earring choices (and they're also available in silver or rose gold, should you be interested in shopping the best silver huggie earrings, too).

Although they're also available in jeweled and enamel-coated styles, they might be too simple for some tastes—such as those who are after pieces with a more intricate design—but we think they make the perfect addition to any budding jewelry collection. 

Best gold huggies

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3. Scream Pretty Cobra Snake Huggie Hoop Earrings

Best snake gold huggie hoops

Specifications

RRP : $57£45
Finish : 18ct gold plated

Reasons to buy

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On-trend serpent design
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Detailed but not too chunky 

Reasons to avoid

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Design won't be to all tastes

Animal motif jewelry is taking center stage this season, so these black-eyed cobra snake huggies are on-trend beauties. Made up of 18 ct gold plated recycled sterling silver with glittering black onyx stones, the inner diameter is 6mm. A neatly fitting pair, they do fit best in piercings not set too high up the lobe—although we admit that, while we love this edgier design, it won't be to all tastes.

Pair with cuffs and other huggies for maximum style impact. Arriving complete with a gift box too, click the huggies tightly in place with their secure fastening. Go on, let these cobra snakes loose on your earlobes.

Best gold huggies

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4. Seol & Gold Turquoise Bezel Gold Hoops

Best gold huggie hoops for a statement look

Specifications

RRP : $50.15/£41
Finish : 18ct yellow gold plated

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful chain detail
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Statement piece
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Eye-catching synthetic turquoise stones 

Reasons to avoid

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Not for those who dislike dangling earrings

Combine bright turquoise stones with dangling chain detail, courtesy of ear candy experts Seol & Gold. A lighter way to wear drop earrings, they are made with 18ct yellow gold plated sterling silver. Sold as a pair, the huggie element has clear crystals and an inside diameter of 6.5mm. Dangling down is a double-loop chain, with three bezel-set synthetic turquoise stones.

This style is particularly ideal if you prefer lightweight earrings, and a drop-down effect, they are comfy to wear. Plus, these colorful chain huggies arrive presented in a signature S&G cotton bag with a ribbon tie.

Best gold huggies

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5. Jewellerybox Crystal Heart Shape Hinged Huggies

Best heart-shaped gold huggie earrings

Specifications

RRP : £84 (US shipping available)
Finish: 9ct gold

Reasons to buy

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Cute shape
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Gold rather than gold plated
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Studded with clear cubic zirconias

Reasons to avoid

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Design will be too novelty for some

Huggies don’t have to be circular, and we heart this crystal bejeweled pair. These 9ct gold huggie hoops feature clear cubic zirconia stones running along one half of the design for a nice added extra. With a height of 13mm and width of 14mm, the band itself is a delicate 1mm. 

Despite this tiny measurement, their heart-shaped hinge is secure and clicks into place without bending, and their size means they hang looser on the lobe, but are lightweight enough to be comfortable. The cutesy design won't be everyone's favorite, but this is an extra special buy—insert heart emoji here.

Best gold huggies

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6. Orelia Pearl Drop Huggie Hoop Earrings

Best pearl drop gold huggie earrings

Specifications

RRP : £22 (US shipping available)
Finish : 18ct gold plated

Reasons to buy

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Pretty pearl drop design
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Chic and elegant 
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Reasonably priced

Reasons to avoid

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Pearls won't be everyone's favorite 

With an inner diameter of 10mm, these brass based gold plated huggies have a 10mm drop pearl detail. Pearls emerging as a standout theme for this season and beyond, adorning your ears is a subtle nod. A delicate pair of pearl huggies, wear alone or toughen up the look by pairing with chunkier jewelry.

Stylish and really wearable, they’re a classic choice. Double up on insta-worthy trends, showcasing only one single pearl drop huggie earring, alongside a stud in your other lobe.

Helen is a freelance writer, who has contributed to titles including Glamour, Grazia, The Independent, Fabulous and Fit & Well. Specialising in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, she writes about new finds, standout brands, and expert insight. Helen loves multiple ear piercings, layering up looks and seeking out fresh style inspiration.