Anklets have been worn for over 8,000 years¹ by people in South Asia and in Egypt. They've been worn as ornamentation and a sign of connection to your feet.
When styling your outfit and choosing jewellery accessories, it’s easy for your first thought to reach for a necklace, earrings or bracelet.
To go for an edgier look, why not add an anklet or anklet stack to your accessorising choices? Wearing anklets is becoming a popular style choice, particularly for boho fashion and for both men and women to complement surf wear style. Many anklets are designed to be worn in the water and feature ocean-inspired charms.
What is the meaning of wearing an anklet?
Surprisingly, anklets are one of the oldest known pieces of jewellery worn in Ancient Egypt. Modern style icons, such as SIenna Miller, have brought anklet wearing to the mainstream.
While anklets are becoming increasingly popular, the meaning of wearing one remains the same.
Often worn by women in Asian culture to signify that they’re married, or on the left ankle as a talisman or to feature the protection of the evil eye as a charm or bead.
You may choose to wear your anklet to represent your own personal style, or as a charm for a reminder of your connection to the earth, water and sky.
Anklets are also often worn and associated with friendship, where the friends choose to wear theirs to signify their bond.
Which Ankle do I wear an Anklet on?
Although the left ankle is traditionally where anklets are worn, we’ve seen a surge in popularity of wearing multiple anklets stacked on each ankle to make a style statement.
The choice is completely up to you and how you want to accessories your outfit, and if you want to wear on both ankles for that layered bohemian look then we say go for it!
Does the material my anklet is made from change the meaning? In the past, yes, wearing anklets made from gold was a status symbol of wealth and power.
Today, when you choose your anklet, a quality plate gold anklet is an affordable option. So ultimately, the choice of material will be directed by the look you want to achieve.
For beach and urban wear, we recommend plaited or cord for a real surf-inspired look.
Or for a bohemian luxe style, choose a dainty gold or silver chain with delicate beads.
The meaning of wearing an anklet traditionally has held great symbolism, but the modern wearer chooses the style based on their own personality and style.Shop our unique range of anklets online any time, with worldwide delivery from POCO LOCO located in beautiful Bondi Beach.