Permanent Toe Ring – How to wear a toe ring comfortably
In the Indian culture women often wear toe rings, which signify their status as married women. Also called bichiya, toe rings became more and more popular in the Western culture as well, due to their good looks. And who can blame us?
Looking down on your feet
After you’ve decided the toe ring was made for you, you need to learn how to wear toe rings. Apparently, you just put it on your toe and that’s it, but the practice is a little more complicated. Looking on your feet, you will see there is a small gap between your big toe and the one next to it, on the lower part of the toe. This is where the ring should stay.
The puffy part of the toe, which touches the ground, is not where your ring should stay because it will wear out and promote corns. However, the trick is to get the ring over this part of your toe, which can prove to be a little difficult. Another important fact: you want to place the ring before the knuckle joint.
What type of toe ring you want
There are two main types of toe rings for women: the adjustable ring and the fitted ring.
When you pick a fitted ring you need to know you will rarely take it off due to the process of doing this: you need some lubrication to get the ring to pass the puffy part of your toe. Once in place, these types of rings, also called permanent toe rings, will rarely come down. In time, the ring will change its round shape to fit the foot better, which is normal but don’t try to reshape it, because you might break it.
Opposed to that, an adjustable ring is going to be adjusted quite often. It might get caught in things like carpets or hosiery, due to not being completely closed, so you will reposition it multiple times.
Further considerations before you buy a toe ring
Before you start looking for the perfect online or offline store where to buy toe rings you need to know a couple of more technical details.
Your toes are also weight-sensitive and if you gain weight your ring may become tighter. Additionally, toes are prone to swelling due to long walks or other activities, which can also make the ring tighter. Depending on which case are you in, sometimes you might need to remove your toe ring or replace it with a bigger one.
Most permanent rings are made of silver or gold, while the adjustable rings can be made of virtually any material, except gold and silver. This is because the first one doesn’t require to be adjusted and fitted often, which allows for a more precious material to be used.
Toe ring designs
There are plenty of designs out there and you can even pair a couple of rings, for a more interesting look. From gemstone rings to lovely shaped discreet rings which add a soft, boho chic hint to your look, there are flowers, crystals, and more designs to choose from.
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