Payals And Anklets
From the Jhanjar- in Rajasthani, Silapattikaram in Tamil to Kholkhal in Egyptian, payals bring a whole lot of cultures together. Payals or anklets have historically been worn by women in places like Egypt, Europe and Southeast Asia. It got adopted as a casual style statement in USA in the late 20th century. Payals have this whole elegant and feminine feel to them that just elevate your entire mood and make you feel beautiful. As one of the ‘solah shringars’ they have not only been an indispensable part of our ma’s and grandma’s jewelry collection but also are of utmost importance of any bride-to-be’s wedding trousseau. Silver, in our country is considered to be auspicious and it has been said that it silver payals keep the wearer away from negative energy and environment. Now who wouldn’t want that, right? Moreover the whole payal style is extremely popular in countries abroad because when paired with western apparel, they channel major boho and edgy vibes. If you’re a bride to be shopping for your trousseau, or you want to gift it to someone or you just wanna experiment with the trendier, chic and modern day anklets- head over to Limeroad and shop at our huge and latest collection of an array of payals of different cuts and styles to find your ideal pick!
Origin and Trend
The origin of the Payals can be traced back to the Mesopotamian times. It was essential in Egyptian, Arab and Indian cultures. While gold anklets were popular among the richer parts of the society, the less well off people sticked to iron, silver and brass. Payal signified different things in different communities, for exampl,e it was a status symbol for women of high class, an essential part of the dancer’s closet and a symbol of bravery amongst the tribal women in Rajasthan. Anklets are made in many different material and designs, ranging from gold, silver, diamond, brass, iron and pearl in designs like Meenakari and Kundan. Now since payals are worn worldwide for purely fashion purposes, they’re made with a variety of light metals and are often silver and gold coated. Payals are a huge hit in countries like USA because of the delicate, feminine charm they offer. They’re also worn with western outfits due to the boho vibe they channel, and as a result payals are an essential style staple of music fests like Coachella. Major brands like Argentino Vivo, Jennifer Zeuner, Ettika and Arme de L’amour feature some amazing designs of anklets.
Now that payals are having a huge moment worldwide, we bring to you a comprehensive guide to payals- the types, styling and our favorite picks!
On the basis of construction there are two types of anklets:
Let’s take a look at all the types of anklets on the basis of designs:
Kundan- the famous kundan payal is one of the most popular types of payal opted by brides. The beautiful and intricate pattern of these payals make it a show stopper. It is a must have in your jewelry collection. You can just pair them with a neutral outfit to bring the best out of these beautiful payals. Or if you’re dressing up for your big day, pair a beautiful and elaborate kundan payal in ivory tones to complete your look!
Toe ring: Toe ring is a stylish and multipurpose type wherein the toe ring is combined with the payal. Again an essential for brides and newlyweds, this combines two of the important accessories- the auspicious toe ring and the payal. Now, more casual forms of toe ring payals are being made in the market, which allows you to wear them anytime you want. We recommend these beautiful golden chimes toe ring anklet by Trinketbag.
Pearl: Pearl has long been considered as the symbol of sophistication and class. Combine them with anklets and you have yourself a beautiful and classy pair of anklets that you can flaunt in those special occasions. They are available as a single layer, multi layered, toe ring, and even attached with Kundan. Make your jewelry collection ten times more precious and beautiful by adding these beauties.
Multi layered: As the name suggests, these payals have more than one layer, and can go from two to four, even five layers. They’re heavy and usually worn at special occasions. They are also generally more intricate than single layered payals. A common example would be the kundan and pearl studded payals. They are your perfect option for when you’re attending a fancy party, a family pooja, or a wedding. Pair them beautiful lehngas, shararas and anarkalis for an absolutely divine look!
Single layered: Single layered payals are beautiful, dainty payals which consist of one layer. They’re perfect for everyday and add a beautiful, delicate and feminine charm. These are the payals you’ll commonly see people wearing abroad. You can even pair them with your jeans and shorts and skirts to give a very grungy and edgy makeover to your look. Or you can take the classic route, and pair them with silky churidars and patialas. These are less expensive than the multi layered payals and are usually available in a lot of different colors and cuts.
Styling And Recommendations
Head over to Limeroad to discover the whole range of styling tips, recommendations and beautiful anklets of various types and materials at great prices that won’t hurt your budget in the least!