Over the centuries, the simple and intrinsic handcrafted earrings have evolved to exquisitely carved and unique works of art. In present times, more women are sporting long dangling, angular, abstract, curved and large chandelier earrings, making a fashion statement at a social occasion or a wedding.
This elegant accessory can be plated in gold, silver or electrum (gold mixed with silver) or platinum (more expensive than gold and silver) using precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire and pearls.
From the Mughal era, traditional earrings made with Kundan, Polki and Mena Kari are greatly sought after in the Sub-continent. The South East Asian countries wear ethnic motif’s on enamel. Heavy plated gold with filigree work is popular in the Middle Eastern cultures..