Last year I took my 12-year-old niece to a jewellery store in Mamallapuram as she desperately wanted some toe rings. We keenly perused the divine silver toe rings on display. After a while the Indian owner said to me…”Why are you marrying your daughter off so young?” I of course answered that I wasn’t. He then told me that ONLY married girls wear toe rings in India! Oh my…we bought some silver anklets instead.
So the rules are:
- Only married girls wear toe rings…a matching pair.
- When wearing anklets you should wear two (a matching pair). Wearing one anklet DEFINITELY gives off the wrong signal…if you get my idea!
- A handy tip…if you lose an anklet while in India you can trade in your old silver anklet at any jewellers. They will weigh it and give you the value of the silver of that anklet off your new purchase of a pair of anklets.
Wearing lots of jewellery in India is fun…the more the merrier! Padma always comments that she can hear me approaching at about 200 paces because of all my janging! So dig out your anklets, bangles and earring and jingle your way around India.