With summer fast approaching, women are awaiting the opportunity to adorn their fashionable pairs of open design sandals. They’re cool, comfortable, chic, and stylish. To complete this look, one fashionable accessory that ladies may choose to wear is a toe ring. These rings have been there for a couple of decades now and they’re aimed at improving the look on a person’s feet. With a nice pedicure and your beautifully-designed toe ring, you can make a style statement. But, how much do you know about these accessories? Let’s dive into this topic to help you understand about them.
The practice of wearing a toe ring has the earliest origin recorded in India. It was practiced in India as a cultural aspect of marriage. By wearing toe rings on the same toe of both feet, it was an indication that the Indian woman was married.
Also, these rings were used to offer curative benefits and chase away evil spirits. The tradition is still used up to today but it doesn’t allow unmarried women to wear these rings. The rings were introduced in the US by Marjorie Borell after she had returned from India. She started making them and selling them and that’s where their popularity arose.
Unlike India where these accessories are used mainly for tradition, popularity in other countries has grown simply as an attractive accessory and a fashion statement.
Which Materials Make Toe Rings?
In the past, these rings were mostly made out of silver or gold. However, with their gained popularity jewelry manufacturers are now making them out of a wide range of materials. Their variety of materials includes tungsten, titanium, steel, and acrylic. All of these materials have designs that accentuate their properties, to remind you of the reasons you chose that material to start with. And to further improve their look, they are decorated with either beads, precious gemstones, or unique designs.
Fitted vs. Adjustable Toe Rings
As we mentioned earlier, these rings are in a wide range of materials, styles, and designs. However, these rings are available in only two types: fitted ones and adjustable types. These two types have their pros and cons, and it all comes down to preferences and wearability. The adjustable ones are a preferred choice because they can fit many toes comfortably. Also, they tend to be more affordable than their fitted counterparts.
However, one con is that they snug on socks, carpets, and other things. Also, since they’re made from a flexible material they can easily break. They’re also annoying because they can pinch the toe’s underside.
Fitted rings come in solid bands, and they’re comfortable even after wearing for long hours. They feature patterned or textured designs and are available in various materials including plastic, silver, and gold. The only downside is that one ring can only fit one or two toes, unlike in adjustable rings.
Adorning a toe ring is an excellent way to spruce up your sandals. You can buy these items online or even in a retail store, and you can buy one that fits your budget. Just ensure that you choose one that best matches your personality whether you’re male or female.