Earring Passion

No ethnic outfit is complete without the right earrings. Earrings become all the more important when you have so many choices in front of you, from simple drops to massive jhumkas. We’ll tell you the basics of earring fashions with as usual, help from the hip and happening people from the world of Bollywood.

1. Designer earrings

Shilpa Shetty in oh-so-sassy designer Chandbali earrings. Chandbali refers to the design. Though she’s worn it with a gown, we’re sure it would look great with a saree or a salwar. Expect lovely designs and stunning embellishments in designer earrings.

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2. Stone-worked earrings

Sonakshi Sinha in designer diamond earrings with rubies, which brings us to our next type, earrings with stone work. Expect a riot of colored stones with and without cuts. These go great with embellished outfits when you match the embellishments with the stones.

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3. Earrings in gold:

Malaika Arora-Khan in gold earrings with motis. We love the riot of dangling motis. This would suit any saree. Pair with a halterneck blouse to play things down a bit.

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4. Danglers:

These are earrings that fall below the ears in a line. Danglers work great with sarees. The open collar and shoulder effect sets serious emphasis on the earrings. These are usually bestowed with precious stones and gold work. Partywear earrings come with thinner designs and fewer embellishments. There are plenty of designs that the danglers can take the shape of, so you’ve got plenty of options.

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5. Pearl earrings:

Pearls will always be a symbol of sophistication and you can pair pearls with any outfit, be it ethnic or western. Here we have Lara Dutta in Birdichand designer earrings with white stones and pearl danglers.

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6. Hoop earrings:

Hoop earrings are special. No matter the size of the hoop, with the right design and embellishments, it can still look light and stylish. These are usually paired with a chic patiala suit. We love the design Sonakshi Sinha has on here! Simple hoop earrings are ideal for a day in college or a fun day out.

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7. Earrings with drops:

These are earrings with a hanging bead in the shape of a drop. These work well with anarkalis. We love the texture of Sonam Kapoor’s blue bead drops here.

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8. Studs:

These are simple accessories(in terms of size). These can be made of any metal in any pattern or a single stone and are designed to stay within the earlobes. Here’s Aiswarya Rai with diamond studs.

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9. Jhumkas:

These are earrings with hanging domes and usually come in gold, much like Deepika Padukone, or silver. These are unavoidable at weddings and other traditional celebrations so make sure you have a pair in your jewel box.

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10. Ear-cuffs:

These are earrings that stick to the outline of your ears and are best worn to parties. These can be paired with sarees and gowns and come in a variety of designs.

Kalki Koechlin in dangler ear cuffs in gold.

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Huma Quershi in Atelier Mon ear-cuffs with gold leaves:

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Now that we’ve shown you what the world of earrings has to offer you, explore your options and shop for all these designs and more at Cbazaar.

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