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Anklet Bracelets for Sexy Feet and Ankles

Updated on August 10, 2016

In ancient times, anklet bracelets were worn on both ankles on bare feet by men, women and children.

Origin of Ankle Bracelets

Though the origin of these feet adornments is not really known, but they have been around as far back as the 'pre-dynastic' times when Egyptian women of all social classes wore them as an everyday foot ornament

The first known anklets were most probably made crudely from materials such as leather, twines, and sturdy seeds in the African region and worn by young maidens and women in clusters on both feet.

Ancient Anklets
Ancient Anklets

For centuries, these foot jewellry has been (and still is) used to adorn the ankles of married women in India. They have always been an important item of jewellery for Indian marriages and always worn along heavily embellished saris and other ornate jewels.

Also, in the areas around the Alpines, roughly along the Danube River and up the Rhine to the Atlantic, bronze ankle bracelets and such similar items of body enhancements were found in large quantities, along with other bronze artefacts characteristic of the time around the year 1800 BC.

And judging by the excavated relics found in these temperate zones, there is ample evidence that indicates the importance of these foot adornments at the time.

Fast forward . . . Today you will still find bronze anklets and other similar artefacts of ancient jewelry in the custody of the National Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Today’s Anklet Bracelet Materials

Anklets have become a fashionable accessory today, but it is mostly worn by women, especially in the western countries.

Today, these beautiful pieces of feet jewelry are made from a variety of materials ranging from casual leather bracelets which is quite popular amongst young trendsetters, to the more unique pieces made from sterling silver, gold, silver, precious stones, beads, corals, and Swarovski stones.

There are other affordable and even cheaper variations made from man-made materials which include PVC based materials, wires, textiles, cords, and nylon.

And if you are very adventurous and love to create pretty things for yourself, you can make your very own unique design anklet.

You’ll find trendy anklet charms strung on chains with little bells, flowers, tiny ornaments, miniature padlocks, animals, and other pretty charms that ‘move’ with your feet. They are so pretty; they’ll add a touch of elegance and gorgeous appeal to your feet.

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How to Wear Your Anklets ‘Well’

You can wear anklets with virtually every type of footwear, except strappy ankle or knee high sandals, and boots, for obvious reasons.

It’s best to wear them on one foot, which they say is usually the right foot. There is really no hard and fast rule about this though, as many have been seen to wear them on their left ankle.

However, where most westernized women like to wear their ankle bracelets on the left foot, in the Eastern and African cultures, anklets can be worn on either, or both ankles.

They look great on the feet, even when you walk barefoot on the beach. When worn with ballet shoes, flat sandals, kitten heels, wedges, or even spike heels, they’ll bring your shoes a couple of notches higher.

They make the legs appear longer and give an illusion of "flowing limbs". They make ankles look delicate and feminine, and you can create absolutely stunning feet that looks divine if it’s complemented with a pretty and simple toe ring.

Slim legs - If you have long slim legs and narrow feet, you can wear anklet bracelets with dainty charms, or those with small-scaled but busy gemstone works.

Big legs - With larger legs and feet, the thin lighter sized bracelets are more appropriate as they make legs more feminine while taking attention away from the size or length of legs, ankles and feet.

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    • viryabo profile image

      viryabo 6 years ago

      Thanks for visiting and for leaving a nice comment Jewellery Channel.


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      Jewellery Channel 6 years ago

      the pearl one and the multi colored ankle bracelets look great...

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      Simon Willis 6 years ago from Gosport, UK

      I've been wearing solid steel ankle rings on each leg for the last eight months. They fit snugly ober the ankle bone. I've had a few compliments.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hi Patti. Thanks for your visit and nice comments. I know what you mean. As soon as spring approaches, its back to my anklet bracelets again. I always have to have one on. LOL


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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      I love ankle bracelets - I miss wearing one in these cold winter months.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Thanks again Enelle. Love anything that, adds glamour to the wrists and ankles. So feminine and ladylike.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Anklets accentuate a nicely turned ankle much the same way bracelets add style and glamor to hands - absolutely love them - great hub!

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