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Hoops Weeks: Clip Ons and Hoop Alternatives

Hoop Alternatives and Clip Ons: And don’t think we forgot about all of you who maybe are looking for an alternative to the traditional hoop! Lynda and Bill both love making chains, and so in turn like to make earrings with similar circular designs. Shown below are a variety of circle earrings that make fantastic alternatives to the basic hoop! Plus, we can add a little extra spunk and pizzazz to a piece -- and make it unique to you -- by customizing the color of 14k gold, the hammered texture, or even by adding pearls or gemstones!


And if you don’t have piercings but still want a classic piece of jewelry to wear, look no further than our synclastic clip on earrings! This pair using the strength of opposing curves to keep the earring tight -- but not painfully so! -- on your ear. The earrings have been rigorously tested for comfortability and the ability to stay on throughout the day. These earrings can be made in a variety of sizes and styles, so contact us to learn more about the possibilities that could await you!  

Hoops Month: Loop-d-Loops

Loop-d-Loop Hoops: A fun twist on a classic style, Loop-d-Loop Hoops can be made in both the synclastic and anticlastic styles.  


These quirky hoops add a bit of pizzazz to any outfit! Available in both sterling silver and 14k gold, these earrings can be made in a variety of sizes to best suit your style! If you are looking for a gift that a jewelry lover may not already have, look no further than these fascinating earrings. Made of one piece of metal that has been twisted into form, these earrings will be a talking point on every outing!

Hoops Month: Wire Forged

Wire Hoops: Refined and minimalistic, these are everyday hoops at their simplest. Hand forged, these wires often feature wider and thinner edges, to add a bit of intrigue to the profile of the hoop.


These earrings make great gifts for both young and old, as they look fun and laid back. That is not to say thought that they cannot be dressed up: add a string of pearls around your neck and swoop your hair up, and voila! A simple but beautiful glamorous look.

Hoops Month: Anticlastic

Anticlastic hoops: My personal favorite style of hoops, Harvest Gold’s Anticlastic hoops are polished smooth, and reflect the light with a brilliant shine. These hoops are elegant and make a stunning gift to any fashion forward person! Coming in styles ranging from classic rounds to ovals, waves, and loop-d-loops, there is an anticlastic hoop to suit everyone’s style.


Our anticlastic hoops can be made with a variety of posts to best suit your needs. The two main styles of posts that we build are basic straight posts, and self-locking posts. Where the synclastic self-locking posts are straight posts that lock into holes in the back tab of the hoop, anticlastic self-locking posts loop directly over the hoop. The curved walls built by the anticlastic style of hammering allow the equally curved post to nestle into the back of the hoop, and guarantees a comfortable and easy wear!

Hoops Month: Synclastic

This month on the Harvest Gold Blog is Hoops Month! Hoop earrings are a classic piece of jewelry that will never go out of style, and are a staple in any jewelry lover’s box! Here at Harvest Gold we carry a multitude of hand-forged styles of hoops, ranging from classic synclastic gold hoops to loop-d-loop hoops and even thin, elegant wire hoops. Stay tuned for the rest of September as each week we showcase a different style of hoops! Happy hoop hunting!

Synclastic Hoops: Bill’s hand-hammered synclastic hoops are a favorite amongst customers for their classic shape. Light reflects off the planes left by the hammer, and so they glisten and glow no matter how you wear them! These hoops can be easily dressed up or down and so can transition from daytime casual to evening wear in a snap!


Plus, most of the synclastic hoops have posts that hook back into themselves, and so you will have no backing to fiddle with and the hoop will look like one smooth continuous loop around your ear. And finally, an added plus built into many of the designs is a small tab at the top of the hoop. This tab is where the post is soldered to, and can be customized to suit your ears! Do you have unevenly placed piercings? Or has one piercing hole been stretched? By slight adjustments on where the post is placed on the back of the tab, we can make these earrings sit evenly on your ears. And further, if you dislike the way most hoop earrings sit against your face, we can adjust the angle of the post so that the hoop sits as you like it.