Hoop Earrings: The main type of sterling silver hoop earring is ideal for both men and women. Men often wear a small hoop in one ear as this is seen as being very fashionable. The practice comes from pirates, who used to wear earrings in one ear to establish their wealth. Women can wear any size hoop they want and they can range from being small to incredibly large. Girls can also wear a huge range of hoop earrings, however these are often smaller when compared to women’s ones.