In different cultures around the world the toe ring has a distinct place. It has been worn by men and women to symbolize numerous meanings.
The toe ring can be made of various types of precious metals and nonmetals; it can be worn on any toe.
In India, a toe ring is worn by Hindu women as sign of marriage. Women wear the ring on the second toe of both feet.
In India, an open version of the toe ring is worn by men to symbolize their masculinity, vigor and strength. This toe ring is typically worn on the big toe.
In western countries, a woman may wear a toe ring as a way of saying that she is sexy and hip.
Toes rings have been worn for many centuries. A good example is a gold toe ring that was created by the Persians in the 15th century and is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.