Did you know that Americans spend billions on jewelry every year? With all of the different styles available, it’s easy to see why people go crazy over jewels and gems.
You’re likely already familiar with the classics: bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. But you’ll want to make some room in your jewelry box for a new contender: the toe ring.
The toe ring was popular in the 90s, and it seems to be making a comeback. This guide will explore everything you need to know about this fun accessory.
Let’s get started.
History of Toe Rings
The origins of toe rings can be traced back to India. In historical Indian literature, wearing a toe ring as a women’s fashion accessory is traditional for married women and brides. If toe rings are worn on both feet and on the same toe, this was a good indicator that an Indian woman was married.
Additionally, toe rings were also used to ward off evil spirits and support therapeutic practices.
Western fashion took notice of these fun and free jewelry pieces and decided to make them trendy. Wearing rings for fashion peaked in the US in the 60s and continued to rise in other cultures. Although they had a dip in popularity, toe rings seem to be making a comeback.
Fitted vs Adjustable
Despite not being as popular as they once were, there are plenty of toe rings available on the market today. You can choose between different materials, styles, and types.
You can choose an intricate design with gemstones or a simple band. Choosing the look of your toe ring isn’t the tricky part—the biggest decision you’ll make is whether to get one that is adjustable or fitted. It all comes down to wearability and personal choice.
You’re more likely to see adjustable toe rings since they’re a more convenient option. It’s hard to beat the “one size fits most” flexibility that they offer. They’re also more comfortable than the fitted options.
The only downside is that adjustable toe rings might pinch the underside of the toe if worn for too long.
Fitted toe rings are ideal if you are looking to wear your toe ring for a long period of time. There’s a variety of looks to choose from, so you can get multiple options to match your favorite open-toed shoes.
Where to Wear
Now that you have a new collection of fun toe rings to show off, you may be wondering where the best place to wear them is. The best part about toe rings is that they’re perfect for a variety of events and outings.
You can pair beaded toe rings with cute anklets for a nice beach day. Choose a metal or gold toe ring for more formal occasions, and find a day-to-day option when you’re just going to pick up some groceries.
Once you get the hang of these fun little rings, you’re sure to have a hard time taking them off!
Celebrating the Toe Ring
For even the biggest jewelry enthusiasts, a toe ring may seem out of the question. However, it can really elevate a look—especially when barefoot sandals are involved.
Next time you are showing off your pedicure, pair it with a couple of toe rings. You’ll be hooked on this hot fashion accessory in no time.
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