History Of Hoops

History Of Hoops
Hoop Earrings are something you can just throw on everyday and not even think about it. Effortless but classic and often add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit! 
I was putting on my F & Z hoops yesterday morning before heading to work, and since we are having a sale on Gold Hoop Earrings right now! (25% off through Sunday! Use code LUCKYCHARM ) I started to think….where did this design even come from? I wonder if there happens to be anything interesting behind this timeless staple piece? 
Turns out there is! Here are a 5 fun facts about hoop earrings:
 #1 Hoops were made popular in the 60s by African American women during the Black Power movement when many were embracing Afrocentric dress.

#2 Hoop earrings are a symbol of empowerment. They symbolize strength and international fashion. Being a circle, hoop earrings show unity, infinity, and wholeness.

#3 The hoop earring originated in Africa, dating back to Nubia (a civilization that existed in the fourth century in what is now present day Sudan).


#4 The British Museum has gold earrings from Egypt that date back to the 19th Dynasty (1200 – 1186 BC). There are tomb paintings that also display earrings during the New Kingdom era (1550 – 1070 BC).



#5 In ancient Egypt, both men and women wore hoop earrings. 


So, the next time you put on your hoops..you can wear them knowing they are so much more than just “hoops” :) 

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