Toe rings have a long heritage in India. It has been known for several decades that toe rings grew popularity in India by the Indian culture. They grew more popular after the Kamasutra movie which introduced a lot of scenes of the feet to signify intimacy. The feet were well dressed in henna and toe rings. This nearly instantly grew popularity in the Indian culture for silver toe rings.
Also in Northern Indian it has been ancient culture that a married woman is supposed to wear a toe ring in the feet as a sign of commitment towards her husband. Incase a woman loses her husband and for some reason he dies then in that case the lady will have to remove her silver toe rings and burn them in fire to purify herself. Ofcourse these are age old norms that most don’t follow today. But there are people in villages that still take such customs and norms very seriously and preach them on a daily basis.
For the most part India has completely changed today with the advent of high speed internet by Jio in the year 2016, some of the most remote places have managed to gain access to the internet. While in the urban cities jewellers began to open web-stores online which grew the popularity of silver toe rings by large strides. And now several Indian silver toe ring web-stores are going completely global and are introducing toe rings to those that have not the slightest idea about it. It may take some time to accept or even try them out, but I am just happy that the foot fetishes are going to completely adore silver toe rings online.
The online world has completely changed the whole game of silver toe rings. Today a person sitting in America can easily access silver toe rings are that being made in an urban city inside a house by women. Yes it is that global.
So how did toe rings become popular in America...well the answer to that is Bollywood, although the above made silver toe rings online more accessible in the USA. Accessibility grew its popularity yet again, and the several kinds of designs and innovations like free size toe rings, etc have completely blown minds of the USA over pure silver toe rings online.
Today actors in broadway shows in New York, brides in USA, dancers at LA, Drag queens at LA are wearing toe rings from India. As an Indian i couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a drag queen in North Las Vegas performing wearing a toe ring and I was completely shocked. After her performance I insisted on meeting her in person and luckily she liked me because I was an Indian. I ended up asking her where did she get that toe ring. She said, “ Oh I got this fabulous baby of an Indian jewellery website”, so obviously i was going to ask her which website it was. She said it was silvershinejewellery.us. She said “these were actually toe rings for girls probably just created for them, but the internet doesn’t care who wears them right. I am a transgender drag queen so what!”. Well she was a very beautiful person, and I ended up telling her most of the things that i have till now written in this blog about silver toe rings for girls onine. She patiently heard. We connected well, and left the conversation to that. But what I carried with me was an understanding that how far it may be, may the world know about our heritage or not, but they certainly do end up falling in love with the designs of our toe rings online.
They appreciate and understand that it is difficult to design and create impeccable handcrafted toe rings and then sell them online and ship them globablly. The particular web-store that she mentioned has recently opened a US based and provides beautiful pure silver toe ring designs online. Absolutely impeccable collections they have. I will always cherish this fact that our Indians are going global and will always remember that I actually met a drag queen in LA having a show worth millions of dollars wearing a silver toe ring bought online, that is created by a villager in India.