Even though statement neckpieces grab the limelight in bridal jewellery, one can’t ignore other traditional pieces. Traditional jhumkas have retained their charm, and many Indian designers have re-imagined the traditional form through their contemporary lens.
Be it the ones featuring old-school temple motifs or elaborate polki and pearls, or even crafted in rose gold in the form of birdcage, brides today have ample options. Here are some cool, edgy jhumka styles which made it to our cut.
You can never have enough of floral hints in your trousseau. And what better way than re-imagined rose tentacles and petals crafted in rose gold and paired with white pearls. These Outhouse pieces are giving us major goals. If you are a destination bride, all you need is a minimal sari, and let these pieces do the talking.
Leave it to ace jewellery designer Eina Ahluwalia to create the most contemporary renditions of traditional jhumkas. If you are still not over her conceptual neckpieces, these jhumkas made in Scottish argyle pattern might be your answer. If you are a minimal bride, here are your go-to pieces.
3 tiered jhumkas
Think of edgy jhumka styles, and this one stands out. Why wear one when you experiment with 3? Yes, this 3-tiered rendition by Purab Paschim is traditional with a twist. What sets them apart, other than their motif, is a Moroccon colour scheme and the usage of cream pearls.
Just one word of advice – do not shy away from colours. Tones of metal and gold are great, but a dash of bright colours is never a bad idea – be it through gemstones or even beads. The turquoise jhumkas by Valliyan are everything you need for a winning look.
The bigger, the better
When it comes to jhumkas, we say, do not hold back. Invest in bigger, chunkier pieces. These decadent ones by Raabta redefine tradition. Also, the perfect scheme of white beads and gold provides for a winning look.
Clean cuts are evergreen
Jhumkas need not be made in gold or loaded with colourful gems, simple contemporary diamond renditions also work. These pieces by Khanna Jewellers are perfect if you are opting for a gown/jumpsuit.
Navratna all the way
One can never go wrong with multiple gemstones. In case you want to immerse yourself in an authentic colourful experience, navratanas is always a great idea. What makes them one-of-a-kind is their versatility, you can wear them even after your big day.
Evergreen chain earrings exude old-school charm. Jhumkas with chains, though heavy, lend the perfect bridal look. These versions by Anita Dongre with green inlay work, and uncut diamonds and pearls are pure luxuries.
If you are looking forward to investing in a pair of heirlooms, these are for you. This tanzanite pair of jhumkis set in 18 karat gold with luxurious polki diamonds and pearls redefine modern and traditional aesthetics.
Jhumkas with bigger plates
Jhumkas with bigger plates, studded with a variety of gemstones are all the rage now. These numbers studded with Burmese rubies, uncut diamonds, and emeralds make for a perfect bridal look. Whether you are opting for pinks, blues or even tones of green, you cannot go wrong with them.