Best Creole Earrings: Perfect Creole Hoops

creole earrings in gold

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A creole earring is a hoop earring that is elongated and is not uniform in its thickness, most often with hinged saddle-back closures (sometimes called latch backs or push-fit closures). Creole earrings can often be oval in shape but you also see round and square creole earrings.

Originally made in gold, these are now made in any metal and two-tone designs also work well. Many creole earrings have engraved patterns in the metal.

Historically they were worn and made popular by ladies and men of African and Caribbean descent and pirates wore them as a secure and handy way to carry their wealth should they need it.

We have rounded up some of our favorite creole earrings below.

Small Gold Creole Earrings

A perfect, small size to go with any outfit and made in 9ct polished gold with facets which catch the light beautifully as you wear them. You’ll wear these earrings again and again.

Silver Creole

In a lovely lightweight design these chunky-looking hoops have an oval shape with rounded and squared edges for added style. The puffed dome shape is hollow so will not pull on your lobe and is made in sterling silver and so is gentle on your skin.

Gold Creole Earrings with Heart

In polished 9ct gold, these pretty little creole earrings have a heart in the centre of the hoop – making a perfect heartfelt gift.

Black Diamond Three Stone Creole Hoops

Three enhanced black diamonds adorn the hoop earrings set in a white gold creole hoop setting. Their linear elegance teamed with their captivating bold black brilliance is hard to miss. Designed in 14CT white gold, these black diamond hoop earrings are secured with hinged closures for added style and grace.

Silver Engraved Hexagonal Creole Earrings

With delicate and pretty engraving over the surface of the silver, these hexagonal-shaped creole earrings will form an essential part of your jewelry collection. Simple and easy-to-wear yet pretty and delicate-looking.

Sterling Silver Creole with Diamonds and Cut Out Design

These pretty and unusual creole earrings feature a cut out design on the wide part of the hoop and pavé-set diamonds on the front rim of the earrings.

Tapered Puffed Oval Hoop Earrings in Gold or Silver

In a lightweight design for comfort and in polished silver or gold these puffed oval hoops will be a great addition to any jewelry box.

Gold Ribbed Creole Earrings

Made in 9ct gold, these earrings are kind to your skin and look fabulous when on, with their twisted, ribbed design.

Tapered Oval Flat Creoles in White Gold

In polished white gold (also available in yellow gold here) these flat creoles are modern and minimalist in style and will brighten up any smart casual outfit.


Tapered Oval Hoop Earrings in 14k White Gold, 25mm (1 Inch)

from: Black Bow Jewelry Co.

Celtic Knot Creoles in Silver

In a gorgeous openwork design with intertwined Celtic knots, these silver creole earrings add a pretty addition to any casual outfit.

silver celtic knot creole earrings
Silver Celtic Knot Creole Earrings – YFN

14k Gold Hexagon Hoops

These pretty little creole hoops in a hexagon shape offer something a little bit different to the traditional creole earring.

Triple Layer 10k Gold Creole Hoop Earrings

The triple twisted tubes of gold in these oval-shaped creoles add a lovely detail to these earrings. Perfect for smart or casual wear these earrings will serve you well and are a perfect earring to take away with you on a holiday or trip as they are so versatile.

1-carat Diamond Creoles

With a full carat weight of sparkling diamonds these are the ultimate creole earrings which will elevate your outfit for any formal occasion.

Two-Tone Gold Design

Lustrous high-polish shine envelops the dual tone sides of these striking women’s u-shaped hoop earrings. Fashioned in 14K yellow gold and 14K white gold, the earrings secure in place with hinged backs.

Chunky Creole Hoop

In 18k gold plated silver, these chunky creole hoops will add style effortlessly – perfect for wearing hair up or down.

To Sum Up …

Creole earrings go with both casual and smart outfits and are hugely versatile. Perfect for wearing with long or short hair, you can chose a more boho-style pair for summer fun or a stone-studded or highly-polished pair of creoles for more formal occasions.

The latch-back fittings on most of these earrings mean that this style of earring is easy to insert and remove. The tapered shape adds a lovely dimension to them.

If you don’t already own a pair of creoles we’d encourage you to try. A silver pair of these earrings are inexpensive (even a gold pair can be) and are a worthy contender for a place in everyone’s jewelry collection.

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