Know Your Earrings

‘I have enough earrings,’ said no woman ever.

Earrings are, in every sense of the word, the actual best friend a woman can ever have. It is an undeniable fact that no outfit of a woman is complete without accessorising it with a pair of gorgeous earrings. They come in all shapes and sizes and glam up your look for any occasion necessary.

In this article, find out all the different types of earrings that are ruling the market right now, and pick your style to be the centre of all attention.

The traditional jhumka



You can never go wrong with this one. The traditional Indian jhumka is a great match with any ethnic attire. Be it a puja or a festival or a grand wedding, with two perfect jhumkas dangling from your lobes, you will never need to worry about your accessories. They can be golden or silver or even oxidised, as long as the agelessness of the jhumka stays, your look for the occasion is a hit!

The chic stud


Studs are your best buddy if you are a college, university or office goer. Heavy, ornate pieces of jewellery are obviously not appropriate for those places. But does that mean you go in with empty ears? Not at all, studs have got your back. And contrary to the popular belief, they can be fun and playful as well. If simplicity is your thing, stick with the regular ball or box studs, pearl studs or oxidised tops. If you want to spice it up, go for animal figures, quirky geometric shapes or a bit more decorative one with colourful stones, like the one above.

The glamorous chandelier


Chandeliers are, by their very look, the perfect party accessory. These are the ones that hang gracefully from the ears, looking like a bouquet of a thousand sparkling lights. Whether you are wearing a sari, or a salwar suit or a gown, the right chandelier will put one of the ceilings to shame. You can go for a monochrome one, matching your attire for the evening, or pick one studded with multi-coloured stones.

The casual danglers


The best part of dangler earrings is that they have the decorative appeal of being an ideal party wear and yet breezy enough to wear to casual outings. They mostly come with the French hook type and softly dangle from the ear without much of a trouble. Lightweight, oxidised danglers are storming the market, as more and more women now prefer them for almost any occasion you can think of.

The gorgeous hoops


Hoops can be of any style, as long as it snuggles fastens itself behind your ear piercing. The simple silver or golden hoops are always a classic – the bigger, the better. But to go with some of your party wear, you can choose some stone studded ones, with a little drop dangling from it, and take your accessorising game a few notches higher.

The dainty drops


The drops are probably the sweetest and cutest of all the earring styles. Nothing looks more adorable than small stone dangling down from your ear lobes like a little droplet of rain. That is why it has been made popular by the adjective ‘dainty’. If you want something more than a simple drop, you can go with some layered designs, like this earring in the picture.

The classic chandbali


When we say chandbali, we think of the royal and majestic earpieces that we have seen queens and princesses bedecked within the historic pictures and period piece movies. But who says we cannot have a touch of it in our own wardrobe. Maybe the chandbalis of the Mughal queens or Rajput princesses are unreachable for us, but we can make the best of many other fascinating designs, like the one in gold and pink above. Sublime yet dignified, the right pair of chandbali earrings will speak for itself.

The authentic tribal


Tribal art is becoming more and more famous in every aspect of decoration, so why not pieces of jewellery as well. The tribal art style is very much in vogue in the worlds of earrings. They come in various designs and colours and go with almost everything – traditional as well as western. Moreover, a pair of unique tribal earrings makes your look stand out in a crowd of regular old earrings.

The shining mirrors


The mirror earrings are the latest trend in the earring market, and to say they are selling like a blockbuster will be an understatement. From simple, minimalistic jhumka style ones like this piece above, to multi-layered statement earrings, mirrors have breached every prevalent style and made them their own. If you still do not own one, you are lagging behind in your accessory game.

The cascading layers


What is better than one layer of earrings? Two layers, of course. There is nothing complicated about layered earrings, but just the same or different style put together combined into one. It adds volume to the earpiece and makes them dangle even lower, and helps you rock any look without failure.

Go through your jewellery box and check for the styles you are missing out on. It is never a wrong time to buy a new pair of lovely earrings.


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