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What is a Huggie Earring?

What is a Huggie Earring?

As its name suggests, huggie earrings are small hoops that wrap around your ear like a hug. Their style is very versatile, so you can stack different stud earrings and drop earrings around your huggies. Depending on where your ear piercings are, your huggie hoop earrings would look great in your forward helix, mid helix, conch, tragus, and triple lobe piercings.

Huggies has been part of Adina Eden's Jewels staple earring collections since day one. Over the years, we've loved to play around with different hoop styles, shapes, and clasps. We know that Huggies can be difficult to put in your ear and take it out. This is why we've perfected our clasps so that there is enough room to close and open them. If you don't want to take out your huggies (AKA ear cuffs), you'd be surprised how comfy the small ones are while you sleep and shower. After a short amount of time, you'll barely notice that they're in your ears. 

It can be tempting to put in a huggie or a different type of earring right after getting a new ear piercing, but most jewelers will recommend that you start off with a stud to allow the piercing to heal properly. After six weeks, you can change your lobe piercing to a huggie and after 12 weeks you can change your cartilage earrings to a huggie. 

Ahead, learn more about huggie earrings and why we love them so much.

What is the Difference Between Hoop and Huggie Earrings?

Huggie earrings are thicker hoops that hug your earlobe or cartilage. Hoop earrings have a bigger hoop and don't hug the ear at all. 

How Do You Use Huggie Earrings?

Huggie earrings can be worn in almost any ear piercing. You can style them with stud earrings, drop earrings, or put three huggies in your three earlobe piercings. 

How do Huggie Earrings Open?

Grab the earring with two hands and pull apart the clasp or you can pinch one end of the huggie. If it's a really small hoop earring, you can twist the curved opening diagonally so it unclasps. 

How do Huggie Earrings Close?

First focus on putting in the pointy part of the clasp, just like you would with a stud. Take the other side of the hoop and clasp it in place. For small hoop earrings, you'll want to put it in your ear and clasp it shut on a curve. You'll need a mirror and your hands to guide the curved lever back fastening.

What are Huggie Earrings Made Of?

Huggie earrings can be made of gemstones, silver, CZ stones (cubic zirconia), white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, sterling silver, and other materials. 

Do Huggie Earrings Stay In?

Small huggie earrings can be worn all day long and stay in place. It's unlikely that it will unclasp on its own without something tugging hard on it. 

Our Favorite Huggie Earrings 

We have many huggies to choose from, but here are some of our faves.

CZ Mini Huggie Earring 14K:

If you want the look of diamond earrings but are on a budget, these CZ huggies in 14K gold look like the real deal. Pair them with other huggie hoop earrings or keep them simple with a butterfly stud.

 CZ Heart Hoop Earring 14K

Treat your lover for Valentine's day with a pair of huggie hoop earrings that show off your love. These gold 14K beauties feature a dangling heart charm in a clear CZ stone. Wear them to a romantic dinner that awaits you!

Double Handcuff Chain Huggie Earring

This two-in-one handcuff huggie is attached by a dangling chain. Insert both huggies into two of your earlobe piercings for them to fully connect. Stack 'em with a stud on your third earlobe piercing or put another huggie in your forward helix piercing. No matter how you choose to wear this statement piece, you can't go wrong. 

What Are The Benefits of Huggie Earrings?


Aside from how chic they are, huggie earrings (typically small ones) can last a lifetime and you won't have to take them out.

What Type of Earrings are huggie earrings?

Huggie earrings are small or big hoops that hug your ear and are fastened with a lever back clasp. They can also come with dangling charms and other fun features. 


Huggie earrings don't have to be simple if you're looking for something with more pizazz. You can try a huggie with a dangling lock and key charm or smiley face. Since this is the season that people want to stay indoors and hibernate anyway, wearing a huggie will give you all the cozy feels. Big hoops are perfect for when you're going out at night, but huggies are perfect for staying in or everyday wear. 

Because of the way they're structured, huggies look like they seamlessly wrap around your ear without a clasp holding everything together. Unlike big hoop earrings, they're more subtle but pack a powerful punch. Since they have a lever back, you won't have to worry about losing your earrings or getting your earrings tangled in your hair. You can also use the telephone and sleep easily without feeling like your earlobe is being tugged. Still, it's important that you make sure you hear the back of the clasp close before you know you're good to go. 

Whether you're looking to gift yourself or somebody else, huggies make a great gift and are loved by many Adina Eden's Jewels gals.

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