In various parts of the world, toe rings have been a popular accessory. In fact, such rings have a cultural significance in certain countries. An example is the toe ring worn by the married Hindu women of India. In some countries, however, toe rings are a modern fashion accessory. In the United States, toe rings were not popular until the 1990s.
Toe rings come in a wide range of styles, materials, and colors. Some general designs include metal closed loop (usually gold or iron molded into a solid ring), metal open-loop (gold, iron, or silver) and elastic. Elastic toe rings have a stretchy band that is decorated with materials like beads, jewels or an attractive object attached to it such as a tiny flip-flop or a butterfly.