These Best-Selling $14 Hoops On Amazon Have Friends Guessing If They're Real Diamonds


In the quest for a pair of versatile, everyday earrings, more than a thousand Amazon shoppers swear by these dainty cubic zirconia pavé hoops. The style couldn't be more classic: tiny cuffs in a scant half-inch profile that hug your earlobes closely, accented with a thin band of cubic zirconia that sparkle like real diamonds.

These best-selling Pavoi cuffs are plated in hypoallergenic 14 karat gold, cost just $14, and have shoppers writing that they're the “the perfect little everyday earrings.” Wear them solo or stacked if you have other piercings — the choice is yours. They also earn high marks for durability and for blending in with everything from blue denim to black tie thanks to their refined, minimalist design. They even come in three different metals: yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold.

They’re easy to wear all day and won’t weigh your earlobes down, either. “They are so comfy I don’t even feel them,” one reviewer wrote. The hinges are solidly made and the friction backs fasten with a satisfying click so you know the earrings are clasped securely in place.

These earrings are versatile, too: Thanks to a symmetrical profile, you can flip these little huggies around to achieve the look of a sleek metallic cuff. Fans also mention that they're great for layering with multiple earrings. However, some noted that they might be a little too large to wear in some helix or higher cartilage piercings.

While cubic zirconia is no match against an icy D Flawless diamond, it’s a reliable option for the perils of everyday wear — and especially travel when you don’t want to risk losing valuable pieces. The quality of the stones used here is surprisingly high: They’re simulated for D color and VVS1 to 2 clarity. Plus, these little dazzlers stand up to the are-they-or-aren't-they test, with several shoppers noting that they looked on par with fine jewelry. One Amazon reviewer even went so far as to place them next to her real diamond earrings and took a poll: “Everybody I asked which one they thought was real could not tell.”


Even sensitive ears can wear these without fear since they’re nickel- and lead-free. “I can't wear sterling silver (or anything else less than gold or surgical steel) without feeling itchy,” one shopper revealed, “I ordered these hoops in white gold and have been wearing them for 2 months straight.”

You might think that, given these earrings’ low price point, there must be a trade-off in quality or longevity. Not so: The base is plated in 14 karat gold for a durable, mirror-like finish, and the cubic zirconia is set deeply enough to be secure, but not so far back as to dim their shine. One Amazon shopper wrote: “With daily (nearly constant) wear for the last two months the finish is holding up spectacularly!” They went on to add, “I have worn them awake, asleep, in the shower, at the gym ... and they have held up to all of the abuse heaped upon them. No missing CZs, no peeling finish, no itchy ears. I will be buying all the colors!”

At less than $15 each, you too might want to scoop up all three colors these cuff earrings come in. And with free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members and easy returns, it’s the closest thing to instant gratification that you can buy online.

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