Our culture has long placed a high value on jewellery. From the earliest artefacts from the Indus Valley Civilization to the most recent discoveries from the Vijayanagara Empire, jewellery and the innovation and hard work it represents have always been displayed with tremendous majesty and importance to humankind. Jewellery made of gold, diamonds, and other valuable stones often appear in Indian epics. There are very few jewels that you can treasure for centuries. Much alone remain as beloved and famous as they were when first created. The gold jhumka is an iconic example of such an accessory.
What is a Jhumka earring?
The Jhumka is also known as the Jhumki or the Jhimki. It is a style of earring in the shape of an inverted bell. Typically, a little metal teardrop hangs from the centre of the inverted bell. The rim of the inverted bell is sometimes adorned with a string of small balls. The tinkling sound made by a gold jhumka as the wearer bobs her head is enchanting. Because of this and the bell shape inversion, this accessory is commonly referred to as a Jhumka or Jhumki.
Historically, performers performing the Bharathanatyam classical dance style wore this elaborate jewellery. Since then, countless women and young girls have been captivated by the earrings’ elegance, and they have become popular fashion accessories. Gold, diamonds, silver, kemp, precious stones, terracotta, and even silk thread jhumkis are all well-liked. Each artisan who makes a gold jhumka design gives it a unique form. The creativity that goes into making these bauble patterns is never-ending, with new variations appearing all the time (from tiny drops to large umbrella shapes, squared jhumkis to conical jhumkis). The elegance of a gold jhumka design lies in its adaptability; you can wear it with any other piece of jewellery or traditional Indian dress.
If you prefer to wear and collect a variety of gold earring styles, the gold jhumka patterns by Vaibhav Jewellers are right up your alley. Let’s check over five examples of types you’re considering.
Pearl-encrusted Pachi Peacock Jhumkas
22K Gold Pachi work Hangings Earrings
Pachi work, also known as Pachi karigari, is a jewellery-making method indigenous to Rajasthan that requires great skill and a lot of time. The combination of pearls and other precious stones throughout the body of this peacock gold jhumka design makes it a stunning and one-of-a-kind accessory.
Customary Ruby Emerald Jhumka
22Kt Gold Semi Precious Ruby Emerald Jhumka Earrings (74VK6142)
The traditional gold jhumka becomes even more stunning by adding a beautiful contrasting combination of ruby and emerald gemstones. The combo gives the accessory its alluring red and green hue making it a south-after festive-special trinket for urban women.
Antique Lakshmi Devi Coin Jhumka
Vaibhav Jewellers 22k Gold Chandini Jhumkies (74VJ888)
Gold earrings are always in style, with their classic, heirloom appeal. The traditional clothes go great with the antique coin with Lakshmi devi motifs jhumka, which is why it is often worn on festival days.
Polki Jhumka with Layers
Vaibhav Jewellers 22K Polki Gold Hanging Earrings (451VG1683)
This type of gold jhumka, with its layered Polki or uncut diamonds, will make you appear exquisite. With its gorgeous white lustre, this pair of earrings would be a welcome addition to your jewellery box.
Oxidised Finish Ganesha Temple Jhumka
Vaibhav Jewellers 22K Gold Temple Jhumkas (559VA312)
If you’re looking for something to wear to private social events like birthday parties or gatherings with close friends and family, choose the oxidised finish temple Ganesha jhumka. Its elaborate yet stylish design is perfect for occasions where you want to make a statement but don’t want to go overboard.
Jhumkis, from the Karanphool Jhumka of Rajasthan to the Koda Kadukkan of Kerala, symbolise the shared passion for jewellery that unites the people of India. Every woman can feel like a true goddess with this stunning pair of earrings.