The usual hoop earring that fit closely around the earlobes are referred as huggie earrings. These huggie earrings are a bit thick than that of the normal hoop earrings. It is the thickness that distinguishes them from the usual or standard hoop earrings. The thickness of the earring makes them look as though the earrings are “hugging” the earlobe when they are being worn. These kinds huggie earrings are made out of many different kinds of metals and may be embellished with embedded stones, pearls etc.
Most of the huggie earrings are designed with a hinge that allows the wearer to open and close the earrings in order to put them on and take them off. The hinge is at the bottom of the hoop and faces the wearer’s shoulder. This means that the hinge is usually nearly invisible when the earrings are being worn. The huggie earrings are available in a variety of metal. You can find them in silver, gold, surgical steel and platinum as well. The most expensive varieties include precious stones such as sapphires, rubies, and diamonds. There are also some fine huggie earrings that are made out of titanium.
For those looking for inexpensive huggie earrings, can find a variety in less valuable metals accented with embellishments, these embellishments may be made out of semi-precious stones, glass, or even plastic.