Hoop Size Guide

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What is the difference between Huggies and hoops

Huggies, a small type of hoop earring, are close to your earlobe. Although hoop earrings come in a range of sizes, they don't measure as closely to the ear as huggies. The hoop diameter of hoops is just as important as the design.


What Size do I Need

Hoop Gauge various from 16g to 20g, depending on the location you want to put in. And the hoop diameter you need will depend on your anatomy and personal preference. If your piercing is closer to the edge of your ear or want the hoop to be more snug, then a smaller diameter hoop workers better.

Hoops Size Guide



Inner Diameter


16g /18g /20g

5mm - 7mm


16g /18g /20g

8mm - 10mm

Cartilage/ Helix/Daith

16g /18g /20g

10mm - 12mm



How to Measure Your Ear for Perfect Fit

There are suggested hoop sizes. However, each ear is unique so you will need to measure it. Follow these instructions to find the right size for you.

1. Measure the distance between the hole and the edge of your ear with a ruler.

2. Add 1mm to snug fitting, and 2mm to loose fitting.


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