Toe ring

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A toe ring is a ring made out of metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes.wikipedia
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Anklet

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They are usually worn with barefoot sandals, anklets, bare feet or flip flops.
Barefoot anklets and toe rings historically have been worn for at least over 8000 years by girls and women in South Asia, where it is commonly known as pattilu, payal and sometimes as nupur.

Ring (jewellery)

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A toe ring is a ring made out of metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes.
The term "ring" by itself always denotes the finger ring, but when worn as an ornament elsewhere, the body part is always specified, e.g. earrings, neck rings, arm rings, and toe rings.

Metal

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A toe ring is a ring made out of metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes.

Fashion

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In most western countries they are a relatively new fashion accessory, and typically have no symbolic meaning.

Sandal

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They are usually worn with barefoot sandals, anklets, bare feet or flip flops.

Barefoot

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They are usually worn with barefoot sandals, anklets, bare feet or flip flops.

Flip-flops

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They are usually worn with barefoot sandals, anklets, bare feet or flip flops.

Ramayana

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Toe rings have been a part of the Indian culture since the Ramayana times, there has been a mention of Sita, when abducted by Ravana, threw her toe ring in the way, so that lord Rama could find her.

Hindus

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Hindi

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Malayalam

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Marathi language

MarathiMarathi-languageMarāthi
It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Telugu language

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Tamil language

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Kannada

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It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women and is called bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, minji in Malayalam jodavi in Marathi, Mettelu in Telugu, Angot (আঙট/আংট্; pronounced: aa-nng-ot) in Bengali, Metti/Kanaiyazhi in Tamil, Kaalungura in Kannada.

Silver

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The toe rings in India are usually made of silver and worn in pairs (unlike the trend in Western countries, where they are worn singly or in unmatched pairs) on the second toe of both feet.

Gold

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'Bichiyas' may not be made of gold, as gold holds a 'respected' status and may not be worn below the waist by Hindus, but this is not followed very strictly and toe rings made of gold and diamonds are commonly seen.

Diamond

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'Bichiyas' may not be made of gold, as gold holds a 'respected' status and may not be worn below the waist by Hindus, but this is not followed very strictly and toe rings made of gold and diamonds are commonly seen.

Ayurveda

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Toe rings have other associated benefits as indicated in Ayurveda.

Menstrual cycle

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Toe rings have been indicated to be worn to regulate the menstrual cycle, and thus increase the chances of conception, as the slight pressure on the second toe ensures a healthy uterus.

Toe

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A toe ring is a ring made out of metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes.

Visual markers of marital status

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Traditionally a large ring was worn on the great toe of the left foot to indicate a married status.

Fiorucci

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Her first retail outlet was Fiorucci, a trendy fashion retailer located on 59th Street in New York.

Bloomingdale's

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She eventually sold them in Bloomingdale's and many other retail outlets but because her designs could not be patented, she moved on to other ventures but retains the title of Toe Ring Lady to this day.