Anklets don’t make one ‘ashawo’
There are people who love to wear accessories to make a statement whenever they are going out, be it a formal or informal event.
Some can never do without a necklace or eyeglasses, so are those who cannot do without anklets.
Both men and women are known to wear anklets, although more women will make a statement with this type of accessory.
Some people hold the notion that anklet wearers are evil or ‘spoilt,’ as we say here.
This is not true as we have those who wear anklets for cultural and religious reasons. However, for most ladies, it is mainly for fashion.
Nearly all jewellery accessories have a rich and vibrant history, and the ankle bracelet is no different. According to fashion historians, women wore anklets as early as 6,000 B.C.-3100 B.C.
These early people constructed anklets from precious stones and metals found in nature and wore them to denote status and social rank. Slaves wore leather anklets, while affluent brides and wives flaunted lavish anklets made of precious metals and gemstones.
Just as women wear wedding bands and engagement rings on their right or left ring finger, ankle bracelets in the past symbolised marital status. Historically, anklets were a gift from the groom to the bride to make their nuptials official and known to the world.
The different types of anklets are merely a preference for the wearer. A simple anklet, whether in the form of a chain, leather or bead, is a great way to become accustomed to wearing an anklet. This is usually subtle jewellery and delicate enough to be worn for any occasion.