Earrings have literally been a thing since the dawn of civilisation. Who knows, perhaps Eve herself was wearing a pair of oversized hoop earrings when she ate the forbidden fruit and thus established Hoop Earring Theory (‘the bigger the hoop, the bigger the hoe’) alongside all other forms of misogyny.
More memorable than studs, but less ostentatious than statement earrings, hoop earrings - particularly gold ones - are probably (if you like using this sort of language) the most essential piece of jewellery you can own. This of course excludes anything resembling a medical ID bracelet.
While gold hoop earrings can be anything from small to large or something to something else, their appeal is universal - you just have to find a personally perfect pair to realise it.