(Left to Right) Pearl Bar Anklet ; Bud Blossom Anklet ; Boho Anklet ; Beaded String Anklet
Anklets, also known as payal/pajeb or jhanjar, one of our favourite pieces of dainty jewellery, is an ornament that is worn around the ankle. There are a lot of different anklet styles, with charms and in different colours varieties. Some wear them on both the ankles while others prefer to wear them on one of the ankles. They look best with cropped jeans and pants, as well as with dresses, skirts, and ethnic wear. Whether you are heading for a holiday, getting married or just want to make your feet look good, wearing anklets will do that special trick!
HISTORY OF ANKLETS
History portrays that anklets were first worn in Egypt. Almost every social class wore them as a feminine ornament. And why not, after all, they adorn the beauty of the foot or leg. The oldest anklets are said to be more than 8000 years old. They were much more than just fashion jewellery then. Women in Mesopotamia used to wear them to show off their husband’s wealth and status! In Arab countries, where the purdah system was prevalent, anklets were worn by women to let people know about their arrival in the surroundings. Anklets are also deeply rooted in the Indian culture, many states have their own variations of the anklets but generally, they are worn as a symbol of good fortune!
(L) Twist Me Half Anklet ; (R) Chunky Chain Anklet
BENEFITS OF ANKLETS
Anklets enhance the beauty of the foot, but also have many perceived health and wellness benefits. Some of these perceived benefits of wearing anklets are:
1. Look Good And Get Rid Of Leg Pain
Wearing anklets can help you get relief from the pain, tingling and weakness. The constant friction between the jewellery and your leg increases the blood circulation, reducing swelling and pain in legs and feet.
2. Maintain Positive Energy in the Body
It is said that, by wearing the anklets, one's energy is not wasted but re-vibrated back to one's own body. Anklets also help to keep you grounded. Looking beautiful, staying energetic! How’s that?
3. 16 (Sohla) Shingaar Coming In Play
Anklets are a part of the 16 shringaar for Indian women. Wearing anklets is a sign of the marital status in many Hindu cultures and is a symbol of good luck for herself and her husband.
(Left to Right) Twist Me Anklet ; Chunky Chain Yellow Anklet ; Joy Charms Anklet ; Shrill Narrow Glass Tube Anklet