Toe Ring Jewelry
Toe rings have been around for hundreds of years and been worn by both men and women, especially in Africa and Asia. They were worn for various cultural and traditional reasons, but certainly not as fashion accessories way back then.
In certain cultures and traditions of Africa for instance, young men wore rings on their big toe, supposedly for curative purposes. They also believed that wearing toe rings boosted their virility, and ascertained their masculinity.
And in Asia, notably India, wearing rings on toes is symbolic of being a married women. . . For Hindu women It served as a mark of a change in status from being single to becoming married. It was and still is a common sight to see Asian brides adorn their toes with rings, on as many as four toes (except the little toe), and sometimes on both feet too!
In the western world, there is no symbolic interpretation or representation for wearing rings on your toes and they are only regarded as fashion accessories used to enhance, adorn and make the feet look feminine and pretty.
It is not uncommon to find some men wearing a toe ring on a lone toe though.
They are worn simply to make a stylish statement. You won't find fashion enthusiasts wear more than one ring though. Where Hindi women wear them in pairs, the Western woman will only wear a lone ring on the second toe of the left foot.
Many claim that the appropriate way to wear toe rings is on the second toe of the left or right foot. However, most women wear their toe jewelry on the second toe of the left foot.
Traditional Toe Rings
Traditionally jewelry worn on toes and around the ankles were ornately crafted from natural materials like bamboo, wood, and wood, hammered bronze, sea shells, straw, and rattan.
Today, depending on your style inclinations, you will find variations of rings made from such.
Modern Toe Jewellry
Today, toe rings are more of dainty adornments that are either metal or non-metal based. They come as plain bands, inscribed bands, lightly studded, wired, PVC based, or leather bands.
They are also made in silver, gold (gold holds a 'respected' status for the Hindu family), diamonds, Swarovski gems, brass, faux stones set on metal, or tiny pearls.
You will also find some that are quite ornate . . . encrusted with gems, sometimes coming as sets when paired with bracelets for the ankle. These are referred to as toe-ring anklet sets.
To sum it all up, as with all materials used to make all forms of jewelry, materials used to make toe rings are no exception.
How Jewelry Enhances the Feet
If you are one that loves to wear jewellery - costume or real, you won't but love the effect of rings on your toes. And if like many of us, you love to adorn yourself generously with jewellery, it is almost certain that you wear toe rings.
You know how they enhance your feet and make them look very attractive.
With well manicured toe nails and a couple of coats of lovely nail polish, you'll be giving your feet great appeal, a look that's sexy enough to make a partner kiss your foot!
Related article: Ankle Bracelets . . . Fashion Anklets
DIY Toe Rings
Great Ways to Wear Toe Rings
Many women will wear a ring on their toe permanently and barely take it off. Others will change their toes rings and pick different ones to wear, depending on what they are putting on.
But if you are stylish and very particular about your attire, you will know that in order to show off your Feet, especially in the warm months, you will have to Wear any of the following:
A great way to wear toe rings is with:
- Open toe shoes
. . . and all footwear that's generally "open front". They also look great on, while walking on the beach.
Looped or Closed Toe Ring?
You may have to consider certain things before you go out to buy a toe rings. They come as closed band, not unlike wedding rings, or as open-hoops.
However, most are made as open-loop rings for obvious reasons.
They are easier to wear - toes aren't like fingers that are long and slender in comparison. Rather, they are short, sometimes chubby, scraggly, contorted. . . yes, you need to see some odd shaped toes, and most of all, they look curled up and/or bent.
Because of the characteristics of our toes (some people are endowed with great looking ones of course), and for ease of wear and removal, toe rings are seldom closed bands, but rather are made in loop forms or open hoops that can be expanded before slipping them on, and tightened thereafter to give you the perfect clasp.
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