Chand Bali earrings : An example of exquisite architecture and finesse used in jewellery

Chand Bali earring. pic courtesy: Google
They were the rage after being worn by Deepika Padukone in the movie Ram Leela. It's not a new addition in the kind of Indian jewellery that, we, Indian women have been lucky to sport. They have origins from the Mughal or Nizami times. It's so named from the crescent shape of the moon. Yet another example of how inspiration of nature is always so divine.
Chand Bali earringpic courtesy: Google
But I was quite unaware of the existence of Chand Bali till our lovely Bollywood heroines took it up on themselves to sashay around in them in every possible contemporary design available. Soon after I found myself lusting after them around local stores. Whenever I travel, too, I look for them. Some not so exquisitely designed but still favorable enough to desire one in the collection.

Chand Bali earringpic courtesy: Google
Earlier I used to see them sold in stores selling temple jewellery, with the stud designed as either Lord Ganesha or the Goddess Lakshmi, and the lower crescent dangling with white pearls. Now, they come in various designs with added pearls, colored stones, kundan, glass and other pretty beads. Some of them are really heavy as a friend who bought from flipkart told me she had never expected it to be so heavy to carry around. 

Chand Bali earringpic courtesy: Google
Even though it is traditional in design you can pair them with your saree, anarkali or a formal gown. They are quite the attention grabber and can pull your look together without the need for other accessories.

Chand Bali earringpic courtesy: kowelleryshop
You can also find them in silver stores like the above and I have also seen them made in gold. I think it will look perfect for your special days, weddings and gala events. I am keeping an eye out for one myself so I can keep a few in my collection. Though if you are looking for it in the yellow metal, they don't come cheap because of the making charges.

Chand Bali earringpic courtesy: Google
Still, I feel it is way prettier than a pair of diamond earrings. With the upcoming festivals like Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Eid is already over, I can see pieces flying around like hot cakes at the stores.


I hope you have enjoyed viewing the pieces I had picked out for the blog. I felt I would show you what's on my lust list since ages now. I am not into big, showy earrings and have always been a simple, stud person. But these earrings have done me in with their exquisite designs.



When I am done with my Chand Bali search, I will put up a pic of what I got but I have not zoomed in on the final piece or pieces that I want. Till then, wish me happy shopping ;)

What's your favorite piece of jewellery? Where do you shop for them from?

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  1. The first pair is just so stunning. I recently got a pair from Homesake. They are damn gorgeous!!!

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    1. I really adore the pair you got. I have been wanting one for the longest time but I have been waiting it out till I find the one that I really want. I really like the ones I have posted here and hoping to find something in stores like these designs.

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  2. The second and sixth pairs are just so classy and stunning. I have seen these earrings but never knew their name. These kind of jewelry makes any girl instantly more feminine and pretty!. I occasionally love wearing heavy earrings but medium long, dangling, simple earrings are my favorite.

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  3. Nice choice, Naz. They really are very feminine and ethereal designs. I'm home right now in bangalore, visiting my family :)

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  4. nice post! I really want to add some Chand baalis to my kit!

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    1. Same here, but am still searching, Swati :)

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  5. I literally love all of them soo cant choose.. I have purchased a couple earlier too but dint know what they were called thanks :)

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    1. hihi i would have been in the same dilemma. It's nice that you have a collection already. they are really so versatile

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  6. I'm a huge fan of Chand balis too. Loving the ones in silver they are soo artistic

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    1. I love the art work on them. They remind me about the Mughal era, the art deco in the Taj Mahal and all things pretty.

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  7. Brilliant designs! Loved the collection CC :)

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