Top 8 Types Of Indian Ethnic Earrings Every Girl Must Own

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2020)

Yeah, every girl out there knows the secret ingredient to add the ethnic touch to their OOTD. Ethnic earrings are almost every Indian girl’s favorite accessories. Whether they wear them frequently or not is a different question altogether but almost every one of them do have a small trinket box filled to the brim with “favorite pair” to “my go-to pair” to “couldn’t-stop-myself-from-buying-it pair” to “i-will-wear-it-one-day pair.” And yes, “I-lost-the-other-pair” too!

Be it festivals or weddings or family get-to-gather, a right ethnic pair of earring is an accessory that can make you look drop dead gorgeous in a jiffy for literally any occasion. All you need to have is the right pair of each type of ethnic earrings so that you outshine everyone in the room. 

Yes, there exists different types of ethnic earrings and every girl must own a pair or two of each category. Here are best 8 types of ethnic earrings every girl must own:

1. Jhumkas:


Jhumkas can bring ethnic flavour to almost any attire. These types are in fashion since time immemorial and have never gone out of trend ever. Only the size keeps changing. Be it gold and pearl ones or silver rustic ones, jhumkas can add blitz to even a basic white salwar kurta without any effort.

Jhumkas suit any face type and shape. They come in different sizes and bonds well with lehengas, saris and heavy or simple suits.

2. Chandbalis:


Remember the earrings that Deepika Padukone flaunted in the film “Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram-Leela”? This crescent shaped wonder works well with anarkalis and lehengas to create a phenomenal look. They are so grand, flamboyant and elegant that you can go easy or do away with any other accessory. 

3. Chandelier Earrings:

Chandelier Earrings

Starting with a stud, these pairs broaden up as they go down to give a royal feel. Perfect for adding oodles of glamour to your ensemble, we recommend ethnic chandelier earrings for the events where you need to make a statement or want to glamourize a simple outfit.

4. Hoops:

Ethnic Hoops

Simple yet elegant, timelessly classic hoops  must  be a basic accessory in every girl’s trinket box. They come in different patterns from plain, simple hoops to  pearl ones to more embellished ones. A right pair of hoops can go a long way in adding dollops of ethnic beauty to your overall look.

5. Kashmiri earrings:

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These are somewhat lesser known ones and are not available that easily. Nevertheless, the kashmiri style earrings look fabulous when paired with lehengas and anarkalis suits. Typically, traditional Kashmiri earrings include one pair of danglers that rest on the ear lobe and an extra chain with a drop going behind the ears for a gorgeous style statement.

6. Danglers:


Thinking about wearing a fusion-ethnic outfit this festive season? Make sure you are flaunting a grand pair of danglers with it. Hanging below a centerpiece and kissing your neck, these kinds look gorgeous and show through even an open hairdo. They go well with suits and anarkalis and you don’t even need to add a necklace if you don’t want to, because these are grand enough!

7. Drop earrings:

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Super classic in nature, these kinds of pairs bring just the right amount of charm and style. Be it a busy day at work during festive time or zoom meetings or your friend’s sangeet or a family get together- if you are wearing one of these, you won’t have to worry about wearing any other jewellery.

8. Meenakari:


Want to flaunt a timeless piece? Go for hand-painted or carved meenakari earrings. Embellished with bright and alluring colors, these pairs can up your styling game in no time.  And the best thing about them is that multiple play of colors make them wearable with any colored outfits. Just tie your hair back and let your ears do all the talking, for a change.

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Now that festive time has come along with wedding season tiptoeing too, try to keep this list in mind. Go, bedazzle the world!

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