Traditional South Indian Temple Jewellery Jhumkas:

You know what makes your outfit to look flawless in the end?

It doesn’t matter how expensive your suit is, if the other things like hairstyle, or makeup don’t turn out well, the end look wouldn’t be impactful at all. One little thing that makes a huge difference to your outfit is the choice of jewellery.

Since Keep Me Stylish is all about authentic Indian ethnic fashion, if you ask us, one piece of accessory that you should own this season for your traditional dresses, then we would pick the every gorgeous temple jewelleries! Especially, the bold temple jhumkas.

Now, What Does Temple Jewellery Mean?

These are jewelleries initially used to adorn the god and goddess statues in the temple. This elite jewellery style has later created a huge accessory trend on its own. It has been in ethnic fashion for quite a very long time.

This type of jewellery usually has god/goddess image embossed on it and embellished with kemp stones and pearls.

Now let’s see the popular Temple Jhumkas styles trending right now.

Pearl Jhumka

A full bold pearl temple jhumka would go well with many ethnic outfits including sarees, salwar, lehengas, and skirts.

Your off-white, beige and ivory-hued sarees can be made to look so enchanting with an addition of a bold pearl jhumka like the one below.

Kemp Jhumka

This is probably the first design that would strike your mind when we keep repeating the work Temple Jhumka.

Yes, you are right. These are the most admired temple jhumkas worn by Bharatanatyam dancers who dance in temples before the almighty.

That’s why it is no surprise that jhumka style is always associated with temple jewellery.

Matt Finish Jhumka

A bold matt finish antique temple jhumka would blend so well with your ethnic outfits that has plenty of deep work.

The matt effect would balance out with glittery thread work you have in the outfit.

Lakshmi Jhumka

Goddess Lakshmi image embossed Jhumka would be an apt choice to wear with your silk sarees. From bridal occasion to poojas, this jhumka style can be worn on the most auspicious events of your life.

Ruby Jhumka

Though many intricate works are being experimented on a Temple Jhumkas, a ruby-studded fine jhumkas is always a regal one to flaunt.

The antique finish of this jhumka gets highly elevated with the presence of deep red rubies. So this is the most preferred jhumkas style by brides and bridesmaid.

Take a look at any wedding event you will realize how this model has been coveted by many women without age barriers.

Coin Jhumka

Do you love coin jewelleries? It is one of the most vintage style jewellery that has been fancied by South Indian women for a quite long time.

The coin necklace (also known as kasumalai) is one of the most famous heirloom-style jewellery down south. So there is no wonder that this coin jhumkas too is considered as an aesthetic earring like other coin jewellery pieces.

And if you like to own a classic temple jhumka, then this might get you interested.

Stone Jhumkas

Of course, this is for all those who love to wear sparkling stone studded accessories for their designer outfits.

You can as well own stone version of temple jhumka to spice up your sarees and other ethnic dresses.


Gold Jhumka

Obviously, if cost is not an issue at all, then we would highly recommend you to get one bold gold jhumka to satiate your desire.

Gold is everlasting, which means a good design selected by you now will be passed on to your daughter and granddaughters. By looking at the long history of these jhumkas, it is totally worth to invest your money on gold!

Silver Oxidized Jhumka

If you are not willing to shed so many bucks for a piece of earrings but want to premium quality jhumka without compromising the royal look of these earrings, then get a pure silver jhumka.

You can even get it gold plated if you like to have the finish of gold jhumka. Naturally, these jhumkas would still be expensive but wouldn’t blow out your wallet like an original gold earring.

One Gram Gold Jhumka

This is much less expensive that the above two options. For the price tag of Rs. 1500 to Rs.2500, you can get extraordinary designs.

When maintained properly, these jhumkas do last for a very long time. Due to the cost factor, you don’t have to restrict yourself with a single design. You can as well get more than one if you like to try new accessories with each passing outfit.

How To Style Temple Jhumkas With Outfits?

As you see these traditional jhumkas would be a perfect match for any ethnic outfits.  Sarees, salwars, lehengas, any and they just look fabulous with a bold temple jhumka by its side.

Below are various outfit inspirations for you to rock these temple Jhumkas.



Floor Length Suits:


Half Sarees:

And now it’s time to see some celebrity style to get you more inspired. Yes, even our Bollywood celebs and Tollywood fashion icons have a special corner for these beautiful jhumkas in their vanity.

Now check out how celebs have styled their outfits with this classic earring.


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