Vintage Indian Jhumka Earrings, High Grade Silver, Rajasthan, India, 33.6 Grams.
This is a pair of early to mid 20th century traditional high grade silver Jhumka( referring to the bell shape) dangle earrings from Rajasthan, northern India.
These are long hanging earrings from the earlobe. This shape is often found in traditional Indian jewellery. The earrings are quite detailed with the ridged design at the top and rows of silver dangling bells around the base and inside. They have a total weight of 35.7 grams.
The earrings have a charming tinkle with these small bells (ghrungrus) commonly attached to many Indian ornaments. The earrings would have originally had ear plugs attached but normal gauge wires have been added to the earrings - 1 mm gauge and suitable for western earrings.
Length with wire - 7 cm (2 3/4")
Weight of pair - 33.6 grams
Width: 2.3 cm (7/8")
Material - Tested high grade silver 90% - 92.5% approx.