Sunlight Silver Jewelry Videos

Hoop Sizing - Measuring Your Ears to Know Which Hoop Size is Best For You

Every ear and piercing is different, so not every size of hoop will fit the same for everyone. The best way to know what size is best for you is to take a measurement of your piercing. 
Find a ruler - preferably with millimeter markings (inches will work as well, but millimeters are more precise). Hold the ruler up to your ear and measure the distance between the piercing and the edge of ear. Decide where you want the other edge of the hoop to rest. Do you want it to touch your ear or to have a little space in-between? This will be your inside opening measurement. 
Our standard sizes for the small hoop earrings are: 
  • 8mm or 1/4 inch (inside opening is 6.5-7mm)
  • 10mm or 3/8 inch (inside opening is 8.5-9mm)
  • 12mm or 1/2 inch (inside opening is 10-11mm)
You'll want to add 1-2 millimeters for the hoop itself to your measurement (our measurements are outer diameter - includes the hoop, not just the inside opening).

Emily created this short 2 minute video that demonstrates how to measure your piercings. This helpful video shows:

  • The 3 different hoop diameters
  • The 2 different hoop  gauges
  • How to measure your piercing to determine which is the right size for you


Remember that every ear and piercing is different. Not all of our sizes will fit in every ear. Want something different than our standard sizes? Send us a message. We are happy to make custom sizes. 

How to Put in Your Little Sunlight Silver Hoop Earrings

Due to their tiny size, working with such tiny hoop earrings can be a little bit of a challenge. But getting these little earrings in your piercings is possible.  And once they are in they stay put! Most of our customers wear them day and night, 24/7.

We recommend putting the hoops in when you aren't rushed. The hoops are delicate and having plenty of time will allow you to work carefully with them.

To open the hoops, gently push down on the hook side and pull up just slightly in the loop. Once they are open, if you twist them slightly side to side (instead of  pulling the ends apart), that will help keep the round shape better.

How to open Sunlight Silver Hoop Earrings

Once they are open, poke the top of the hook into your piercing and follow it around through your ear. Keep going around until the clasp is in the front, so that you can see what you are doing when working with the clasp. Put the hook into the loop and you are done. If you are having a hard time moving the hook into the loop, you may want to try using a pair of tweezers to gently grab the hook and put it in place. 

If you need to, get someone else to help you put in your hoops. Sometimes, it can be awkward trying to see in the mirror and to make your own fingers do the opposite of what you see.

Emily created this great little video that demonstrates how to:

  • Open your hoops
  • Put in your hoops
  • Clasp your hoops 
  • Take your hoops back out


These little hoops are delicate. 
We recommend allowing yourself ​plenty
of time the first time you put them in.
Do you have any other helpful tips? Please share them with us in the comments below!