|Jhumka Indian Chandelier Earrings|
Jhumkas are an eternal favorite ageless design earrings that are in vogue since years for a gorgeous look that can harmonize with any occasion. Indian jewellery trousseau is incomplete without exquisite jhumkas.
Jhumkas or Jhumkis are striking and exotic very large size chandelier earrings in circular or conical dome/bell shape.The jhumka is designed in the form of a bell with a large golden drop found inside the outer cupola.The Jhumkas end in a lace like row of tiny golden droplets
Every region has a distinct design when it comes to jhumkas.Gold, silver, pearl or oxidised… you can get these in many options.Jhumkas may have either semi precious gemstone beads or fine gold tassels dangling from the edge.
There are so many Jhumka designs that shopping for the right pair of earrings can be mind-boggling. This earring buying guide is designed to help you sort through available options with confidence. Before you shop for Jhumkas let's review some of the latest designs of jhumkas available so you can get a better idea of where to start!
Traditionally Jhumkas are made in yellow gold with intricate filigree design.
|Filigree Gold Jhumka Earrings|
They may be single or multi layered.
|Indian Gold Jhumka Earrings|
|Three Layer Jhumka Earrings|
|Two Layer Jhumka Earrings|
South Indian Jhumkas:
Traditional South Indian Jhumkas also known as Jhimkis or Bharatnatyam Jhumkas are studded with red kemp stones and are adorned with dangling tiny pearls instead of bells on the outer copula.South Indian Bharatnatyam Jhumkas always have ear chain called as Maattal,Matti or Kaan Chain that attached to earring and worn over the ear and fixed to the hair.
|Bharatnatyam Jhumkas with Mattal|
|South Indian Jhimki|
|South Indian Bharatnatyam Jhumka|
The Gujarati styled jhumka is very popular during navratri (the nine day festival), as they go well with ghagra-cholis. These are oxidised and conical-shaped instead of the usual semicircular variety. They give a daintier look to the wearer.
|Oxidised Silver Jhumka|
Looking for something colourful? You must consider the beautiful Meenakari jhumkas from Jaipur,Rajasthan. These are enamelled jhumkas and usually have a peacock,floral or paisley design work.
|Kundan Meenakari Jhumka|
Another option is jhumkas with Kundan work. These are best in combination with gold.
Sometimes the Jhumkas are mixed with a hoop earring to give a unique look.
|jhumka hoop earrings|
Crystal Jhumka earrings are suitable for teenage girls that don't like the classic yellow gold earrings. It gives a stylish modern look to the wearer.
|Rhinestone Jhumka Earrings|
Pearl Jhumkas from Hyderabad are famous.Pearl Jhumka earrings are the perfect accessory for todays woman searching for a classic, yet elegant piece. Pearl Jhumkas offer the rich look of traditional pearls with tones of modern designs and features.
Today's latest trend is a unique and elegant Indian traditional wedding jewelry Kashmiri Jhumka long earrings studded with high quality stones & pearls studded on an extra long chain. To wear these regal Kashmiri Jhumka Earrings, the extra long ear chain can be worn either behind your ear or can be pinned up in your hair or a bun with help of bobby pins. It is great for weddings, special occasions, parties, etc. It’s a unique design and when worn will definitely make you feel special and royal.
|Kashmiri Jhumka Earrings|
Jhumkas combined with a full kaan earring.
|Full Kaan Earrings with Jhumka|
Jhumkas combined with a crescent moon shaped hoop and the dangling bell at the end.
Jhumkas combined with Meenakari Peacock Earrings