The latest trends in India reflect a fusion of textured metal, glass and wood.
Profuse trimmings and ornate patterns are the key elements in recent earring releases from India.
Suppliers are boosting output of drop, hoop and chandelier designs that can accommodate multiple layers of beads and stones. These models also offer a larger surface area for applying handcrafted decorative techniques.
For a tribal appearance, makers are incorporating wooden, resin, bone and horn pieces in the shape of leaves and feathers. These themes are added as well via painting, enamel, etching and embossing.
Metal studs, chains, spikes and skulls are mixed to create an edgy look. They come in various plating colors such as silver, brass, rhodium and gunmetal.
Feminine styles are achieved with the use of pearls, glass stones and crystals in diverse colors.
Among the companies interviewed for this report, Kohli Intercontinental emphasizes material combination during product development. The interplay of different finishes such as brass, oxidized and burnished gold is also highlighted in releases.
The current selection of Kohli Worldwide Impex is dominated by a floral motif. Orange, lime, pink and other vivid hues are available, but white designs are being marketed specifically to clients in Europe. The manufacturer applies lead- and nickel-free plating to iron components.
Shringaar Exports Pvt. Ltd focuses on intricate die-cast metal models. These are embellished with glass and wooden beads.
Elaborate patterns are also a prominent feature of earrings from Sehaj Impex, but embossing, etching and die cutting are the preferred methods. Double hoops and irregularly shaped beads are used as well.
India suppliers utilize brass, iron, tin, silver and zinc alloy as the main materials for earrings. Trimming options include bone, horn, wood, bamboo, fabric, beads, crystals, pearls and mother-of-pearl. Inputs are sourced from the cities of Moradabad, Aligarh, Meerut, Saharanpur and Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh. Papier-mache ornaments are procured in Jaipur and Kashmir.
Prices vary from $0.30 to $6 per pair, depending on materials, design complexity and size.
Metal outlay increased 30 percent in recent months, while spending for other inputs climbed 10 to 15 percent. As a result, makers raised quotes by up to 10 percent in the past quarter.
Expenses are anticipated to continue mounting in the next half-year, but companies plan to take advantage of government incentives to keep prices stable during this period. With this strategy in place, businesses are looking forward to robust growth in 2011. In fact, Shringaar and Sehaj both forecast overseas sales to escalate between 20 and 30 percent.
Model: AM 910
Kohli Worldwide Impex
Model: KECDER 1514
Shringaar Exports Pvt. Ltd
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