What Jhumka?


What Jhumka?

What Jhumka’ is the trending song from the movie ‘Rocky and Rani’, and so are the Jhumkas.

Jhumkas are trending and we aren’t complaining. Be it Sadhana’s Bareilly ka Jhumka, Piku’s Chandbali Jhumka or uncountable Hindi movie songs featuring this humble ornament, this accessory is one to flaunt on every occasion. Festive look or a casual office look, there’s a Jhumka for every mood.


Jhumkas have been an integral part of Indian attire for ages. They simply change your look completely. Whatever the occasion you might need to attend, it would be incomplete to get ready without wearing these most attractive Jhumkas. Jhumkas are timeless jewellery loved by Indian women across age groups – young girls or elders.

Before moving to the south of India, I was carrying the impression that Jhumkas are part of North Indian culture, mainly in Punjab, but then I found that they are equally part of South India’s temple jewellery. In northern India, the Jhumkas are made up of polki, kundan, semiprecious stones and silver in South India they are made out of pure yellow gold with semiprecious stones.

In today’s fashion, one can often find celebrities wearing Jhumkas.  Alia Bhatt seems to be in love with her big Jhumkas which she has worn in many interviews,  and the young singer Maithili Thakur wears small Jhumkas.


Small or big, large bells or double bells, chand baalis, one can find a variety of Jhumkas in the market – from black metal, to kundan, polki, gold, and silver – that is the best part of Jhumkas that they are available in different sizes, in all types of metals.

Based on your outfit you can choose any kind of Jhumkas that would fit any of your traditional as well as with a short kurti and jeans for a casual yet classy look.  Another best way to wear these Jhumkas is that you can wear them alone without any kind of necklace as these Jhumkas alone are enough to add a more elegant and stunning look to you whether you are wearing a saree or a dress. Just a pair of Jhumkas is enough to make you perfect in any outfit.

If you love dressing up then go and create a collection of Jhumkas, because they are timeless, will never go out of fashion, and goes for any occasion, and don’t ask What Jhumka’!


Rakhi Sunil Kumar







  • Rakhi Sunil Kumar

    Rakhi Sunil Kumar has published three fictions – ‘Dancing Mirrors’, ‘Bougainvillea Anywhere Everywhere’ and ‘Songs of Water’. She has worked in IT for 30 Years, and now pursuing her interest in Creative Writing!

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  1. Aparna Ghosh says:

    Wonderfully written

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