What's the Difference? A Look at South Indian and Bombay Screw Earrings

What's the Difference? A Look at South Indian and Bombay Screw Earrings

When it comes to traditional Indian jewellery, there are many intricate and unique details that have been passed down through generations. One such design element is the earring screw, which comes in two main types: the South Indian screw and the Bombay screw. While both screws serve the same purpose of securing earrings in place, they differ in their design and usage.

Madras Screw

The Madras screw, also known as the South Indian screw or South Indian post, is a back finding used in South Indian jewellery. It has a short post that goes through the ear hole and disc-shaped screw is used to twist it into the stem to secure the earring in place. The back screw acts as counter weights for heavy earrings and the post is rounded making it comfortable for everyday wear.

Bombay Screw

The Bombay screw, is an earring post commonly used in North Indian jewellery. It has a post with the threading on it. A screw backing is twisted onto the earring post to secure it in place. The screw mechanism may be more prominent than the bombay screw. This type of screw is known for its grip and ease of wearing and is great for earrings that are light and are often removed.


At Rasvihar, we take pride in crafting jewellery that is unique and wearable . We understand that every detail matters. That's why we offer a personalised experience, tailoring it to your preferences. Whether you fancy the elegance of the South Indian screw or the ease of the Bombay screw, we'll create a jewel that reflects your style. Trust us to bring your vision to life, ensuring your earrings are securely nestled and effortlessly beautiful.

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