Define the ear with these beautiful cuffs

Who said men could only wear cuffs? We are not talking about the sleeve cuffs but the ones for the ears! The current trend in the jewelry fashion scene is the ear cuffs which have hit the market. With Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor popularizing this definitive piece of jewelry on the red carpet, the ear cuffs are back in fashion this 2014.

The Indian jewelry scene is not new to this kind of trinket which was once worn by the royalty. Made from gold , pearls and other precious stones, the ear cuffs kept bouncing in and out of the market periodically. Europe and South Asian designers have also have created various designs of this exquisite piece of this jewelry but which are more tuned to the western tastes.

Depending on the outfit you can match the ear cuffs .You have the gold and silver ones studded with stones and pearls, funky designs for the more adventurous, ones made with feathers , single strand ones and hoards of designs for each attire and age.

The traditional ear cuffs come with long danglers and are adorned with stones, pearls and other semi precious stones. We have a hoard of designs in the Indian market. The designer ones come at a price and you also have ones that fit your budget which would the costume jewelry ones .So you can make a choice and pick the right one. They go great with sarees both with silk ones and the chiffons or the traditional kanjeevarams.

Style tip: As always it is best suited when you match the ear cuff based on the pattern. If the sari has heavy work or brocaded it is best to wear a simple one.

The anarkalis and layered salwars which are now in the market provide an excellent opportunity to wear these ear cuffs minimalizing the neck accessories.The traditional Kashmiri ear cuffs which go around the ear and have danglers are the best choice.

For Western outfits: With evening gowns and long dresses you could wear anything funky. You have a variety of designs which is an advantage when worn with the western outfits.

With so many celebrities spotted wearing ear cuffs it is clear that this is a supercool accessory which is here to stay. It adds an edge to any style and can be worn individually or in pair.