What is a Jhumka
Jhumkas are an earring design that is more popular in South India. They are shaped like an inverted dome or an inverted cone.
Jhumkas made of pure gold, silver, gold with diamonds, rubies or emeralds or with diamond stones. They are available in various sizes and lengths. It is a very popular design and is available in all the gold and diamond jewellery shops in Chennai and in Bangalore.
Available at Delhi:-Thribhuvandas, Silver at Amrapali, Celestial
Shops in Chennai :-Prince Jewellery, Sukra, Vummudi
Available at Bangalore:- Bima, Ganjam
Baratnatyam dancers and Kuchupudi dancers wear Jhumkas. It is an essential part of the dance costume & jewellery.
The Baratnatyam dance jewellery is known as Temple Jewellery. It is made of gold and other metals such as brass & copper and is studded with kemp stones or rubies. This kind of jewellery looks attractive on the stage.
Silver jumkas and ones made with semi-precious stones are also available. Two or three small jumkas attached together also make an elegant design.