Shop Kate Middleton’s Favorite Gold Hoop Earrings


There are few jewelry staples more timeless than gold hoop earrings. The style is a jewelry box workhorse, matching both an evening gown and jeans and a white tee. The Duchess of Cambridge agrees, and has made gold hoop earrings one of her signature styles. She owns a few pairs and often chooses them for more casual events, from travel days to museum visits. However, she isn’t afraid to elevate the style with pavé diamonds or dainty pearls for a formal function. Kate certainly shows that, while the hoop earring may seem simple and universal, there are plenty of unique variations on the market.

Below, find all of the Duchess’s most worn gold hoops. Though, be warned, like Kate, you might find yourself needing multiple pairs.

Chain Huggies

During her June 2021 visit to the Natural History Museum, the Duchess chose an affordable, dainty pair of chain-style gold hoops. The earrings are from British brand Orelia and are available for just $22. They’re guaranteed to match any outfit.

Chain Huggie Hoop Earrings



Chunky Cuban Chain Hoop Earrings

Adina’s Jewels


Here, find a larger version of Kate’s huggies. The 1 1/4 inch diameter hoop is perfect if you’re looking to make more of a statement.

Chunky Twist Hoops

While Kate is best known for her more delicate jewelry choices, sometimes she opts for a chunkier look. She wore twisted medium-sized gold hoops for a May 2021 visit to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The earrings, according to style blog What Kate Wore, are a $14.50 pair from Asos.

14k Gold Plated Twist Hoop Earrings



Twisted Sphere Hoop Earrings

& Other Stories


& Other Stories, a brand Kate’s worn in the past, also offers a similar pair.  

Square Hoops

In December 2020, Kate topped off her festive outfit, featuring a red coat and tartan scarf, with unique, square-shaped hoops. The pair comes from Spells of Love, a small Welsh jewelry business.

Alia Hoops – 18K Recycled Gold Plated

Spells of Love


Nico Link Hoops

Gorjana makes a similar rectangular hoop—the unique shape makes the basic staple a bit more unusual, while maintaining its versatility. 

Pearl Mini Hoops

The Duchess has worn Freya Rose’s pearl mini hoops on a few occasions. During a May visit to Wolverhampton, she played into the pearls, pairing the earrings with a navy and white preppy look. The pearls are also removable, allowing for a more standard gold hoop.

Mini Hoops with Detachable Pearls

Freya Rose
Freya Rose


Jasmin Earrings



For a slightly different option, try a thinner hoop with a larger, single pearl. These Shashi earrings are a bit bolder than the Freya Rose pair. 

Charm-Adorned Hoops

Ever on theme, the Duchess of Cambridge added tiny shamrock charms to her gold hoops for a March 2020 visit to Ireland. The delicate hoops came from one of Kate’s oft-worn jewelry brands, Daniella Draper. The brand offers the plain hoops, plus a variety of charms to add for some extra punch.

Gold Mini Cupid Hoop Earrings

Daniella Draper


Mini Star Moon Charm Hoop Earrings



Missoma also offers an assortment of charm hoop earrings, including a unique star and moon mismatched pair. 

Diamond Leaves

Of Kate’s many hoops, this pair is the fanciest we’ve seen. The Asprey earrings mimic oak leaves, wrapping around in a semicircle. Tiny pavé diamonds encrust the entirety of the earrings. Despite the gold and diamonds, the Duchess manages to make these earrings appropriate for both fancy events and everyday wear. Here, she chose the pair for her 2020 Wales trip.

Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings, Yellow Gold



Crystal Leaf Inspired Hoop Earrings



While they’re not quite the same as the Asprey earrings, if you’re looking for a more casual purchase, the Aqua Leaf Inspired Hoops offer a similar effect, though for a much lower price. 

Annie Goldsmith
News Writer
Annie Goldsmith is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers culture, politics, style, and the British royal family.

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