We adorn our ears, necks, wrists and fingers with jewelry, but have you ever considered wearing jewelry on your feet? For centuries, Indian women have worn ankle chains (also known as anklets) and toe rings and today the practice is becoming more common in Europe and the US. Adding a little bling to your tootsies is a fashionable way to show off your pedicure and draw attention to your springtime sandals.
Toe rings come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to know your toe ring size, but if you don’t, you can purchase adjustable toe rings. Some toe rings are very simple bands, while other toe rings may include crystal embellishments for a little sparkle. Toe rings range in price from $9.00 to $65.00 depending on the type of metal from which the ring is constructed. Search the jewelry department of your favorite department store for toe rings, or try toerings.com, which also features a printable toe ring sizer so you can find your correct toe ring size.
While most toe rings are metal in construction, anklets can be made from most anything, including leather, fabric and rubber. You can even make your own anklet by braiding together strands of ribbon and attaching pretty charms purchased at a craft store such as Michaels. But if you’re looking for something fancy and ornate, Zales sells diamond and gold anklets which add a delicate touch to any woman’s ankle, plus they make a wonderfully romantic gift for husbands to give their wives when celebrating a wedding anniversary during the warm season months.
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