Jhumkas are an earring design that is more popular in South India. They are shaped like an inverted dome or an inverted cone.Traditional gold jumka designs are very popular
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 for Jhumkas 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. It is also known as Jimki in south India .The Baratnatyam dance jewellery is known as Temple Jewellery. Oftentimes ,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 jhumkas and ones made with semi-precious stones are also available. Two or three small jumkas attached together also make an elegant design.