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    Statement ear pieces knock the fail-safe hoop off the number one spot

    This week, oversized ear cuffs make a much stronger style impact than traditional earrings.Try them with a sleek up-do at a high-fashion event, or under tousled, beachy waves. And make sure they stay firmly fastened to your lobe and don’t land in your martini glass instead.

    Text: Tia Raina

    1-DSC_0669Marine life
    The elegant seahorse is encrypted
    in this golden offering from Valliyan by Nitya Arora. Style a blue-green outfit with just one cuff, combined with side-swept tousled hair for that boho mermaid look. Rs.6,200 approximately. At Masaba, Colaba, Mumbai. Details: 09322797331

    Winged wonder
    Maithili Kabre’s vibrant design is sure to catch your eye with its sharp detailing. The 18k gold-plated pair of ear cuffs is inlaid with large Swarovski and glass crystals, and is just the thing to perk up your  traditional festive wear. Rs.3,850. At Neon, Bangalore. Details: 080 22222257

    Royal roar
    Manish Arora shows us how
    quirk and couture go hand-in-hand. If the roaring tiger on these ear cuffs weren’t enough, the colourful enamel and chain tassels certainly do the trick. Rs.30,500. Details: perniaspopup shop.com

    EarCuff1aSinging in the rain
    These ethereal ear pieces by Eina Ahluwalia actually simulate falling rain drops. We love how each individual droplet is designed to dance along the piece, and in a sense make ‘music for your ears’. Rs.12,300 approximately. At Amethyst. Details: 28541623

    High on drama
    One look at this beautifully-designed piece and we know
    why Sonam Kapoor wore it to a recent bash in Bollywood. These 22k gold-plated copper ceremonial drum ear cuffs by Suhani Pittie are simple yet stunning. Wear them with either a sari or an understated gown. Rs.8,000. At Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Details: 040 32212495

    On the tusk
    Bansri brings you this exquisite 18k gold-plated earcuff with black Swarovski crystals. We love how this gorgeous tusker inspired by the majestic elephant  comes along with a matching bow-shaped Swarovski crystal ear stud for the other ear. RS.3,200 approximately. At Bansri Jewellery Lounge, Breach Candy, Mumbai. Details: 09930069915

    EarCuff9a (2)Pretty plumage
    Amrapali created these exclusively
    for Anju Modi’s couture collection. We love the combination of red onyx and wood with delicate gold detailing. Wear with a stylish knot to show these beauties off to the max. Rs.10,000 approximately. At Amrapali Fine Jewels, Bangalore. Details: 080 22221622

    Fabulous foliage
    This is one of the most popular pieces designed by ViaMazzini. Three layers of gold leaves laid out in concentric circles make it an ideal gift for the fashionable friend, seeing as Deepika Padukone wore something similar for a fashion spread recently. Rs.329. Details: facebook.com/ViaMazzini

    Crystal effect
    Outhouse’s glam-punk collection includes these star-gazer ear cuffs made of gold plated brass and high quality Swarovski crystals. The contrast in this piece – dark and light crystals – sets off the studded edges, and the overall chunkiness is offset by the delicate single pearl drop. `22,600 approximately. At the store, Leela Palace, Bangalore. Details: outhouse@outhouse.co.in

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