Jhumka (earring style)

Jhumka are a style of earring worn by women of the Indian subcontinent.[1]

Kharanphool Jhumka.jpg

Under the Mughal Empire, the Kharanpool jhumka evolved into a single jewel, still maintaining its bell shape.[2] The jhumka, also known as jhumki, have maintained their status throughout history in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as coveted earrings.The origin of this popular earring style can be traced back to ancient temple statues from the Chola dynasty (which make them as old as 300s BCE). The earrings are exclusively used for Indian traditional dance Bharatanatyam. [3][4][5]



  1. ^ JAGANNATHAN, SHAKUNTHALA. "TRADITIONAL JEWELRY OF Bharat". University of Chattanooga. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ JAGANNATHAN, SHAKUNTHALA. "TRADITIONAL JEWELRY OF bharat". University of Chattanooga. University of Chattanooga. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Tracing the Evolution of the Jhumka". 27 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Throwback to the history behind jhumka earrings!".
  5. ^ "Everything You Need to Know About Jhumka Earrings".