Jhumka: These traditional Indian statement earrings are my favorite! Basically, a stud earring connected to a dome like a chandelier. Made with gold/silver, plain metal or adorned with precious/semi-precious stones or pearls.
Chandbali: Similar to the jhumka, but the lower parts of the earrings are flatter, broader and not dome-shaped. Often times, the lower part resembles a crescent- hence the name chaand bali. These also come in a variety of combinations with gold/stones/pearls/enamel etc.
Kaan Earring: follows the curvature of the ear and adorns it! Maybe simple or clubbed with more elaborate jhumka or dangling styles.
Earrings with attached chains:
These bridal and princess style earrings have attached chains that are connected to the scalp hair with a hook. Very grand style suitable to wear during weddings or grand affairs. Some traditional dance forms have the dancers wearing these style of earrings.
There are some traditional Kashmiri earrings that are worn with danglers in front and behind the ear. Traditionally, the chain pierces through the ear cartilage from front to back. More recently, women just have the chain part just wrapped around from front to back instead of having the cartilage pierced in the center.
Tassle earrings: More recently, earrings with tassels have been so popular! Colorful tassels in bright jewel tones add a striking element of beauty. These earrings could be worn over both traditional Indian/desi wear as well as western wear.
Crystals and beads: dangling earrings with crystals and beads are also currently in trend. They instantly add glamour and statement to any simple outfit. When wearing these statement earrings, you want to go with a bare neck to accentuate the earrings!
Statement stud earrings: Large earrings that don’t dangle or drop are absolutely classy! In my opinion, it suits ladies of all ages and gives a very regal look.
Ear cuffs: Ear cuffs can be simple or elaborate. Could be worn as a single piece or together with earrings anywhere along the curvature of the ear (other than the earlobe).