An anklet, also called ankle chain, ankle bracelet or ankle string, is an ornament worn around the ankle.Barefoot anklets and toe rings historically have been worn for centuries by girls and women in Asia, where it is commonly known as payal. They have also been worn by Egyptian women since predynastic times. In the United States both casual and more formal anklets became fashionable from the 1930s to the late twentieth century. While in western popular culture both younger men and women may wear casual leather anklets, they are popular among barefoot women. Formal anklets (of silver, gold, or beads) are used by some women as fashion jewellery. Anklets are an important piece of jewellery in Indian marriages worn along with saris.