Rihanna and her toe ring are our new idée fixe. Image via Instagram.com/badgalriri


Cost of living crisis, where? Rihanna is certifiable the baddest of them all, but the fashion savant has proved once again why she’s the “template” by walking around with a million-dollar pedicure.

She already had her foot on our necks, but we now have proof her razor-sharp stiletto comes with a six-digit price tag.

In a TikTok video viewed over 1.6 million times (a view for every dollar spent!), the bad gal billionaire revealed that her opulent pedicure is courtesy of this unexpected accessory, the Y2K-approved toe ring.


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In the video she captioned “quiet luxury”—she must be on the Sofia Richie Grainge-core side of TikTok like the rest of us—Rihanna can be seen complimenting her Amina Muaddi x AWGE heels with a nine-carat custom toe ring from Beverly Hills-based jeweller XIV Karats.

We didn’t think this polarising accessory would garner this much discourse, but when Rihanna is stepping out with a reported one million dollars on the tip of her toe alone, we’re going to make some noise. Looking at the lustre and radiance of this pear-shaped diamond, it’s safe to say there is nothing quiet about this look.

As disciples of Rihanna would be aware, the mother-of-one sported this accessory the Sunday before the 2023 Met Gala. The very same evening she shut down New York (and was indisputably crowned the winner of that year’s red carpet without even stepping a toe ring-adored foot on the Met steps) in a vintage Chanel ensemble from 1994.

Rihanna via Instagram.com/Badgalriri

Rihanna’s accessory also opened the floodgates on social media with fans wondering if perhaps the blinding diamond is her engagement ring. Sorry to Carrie Bradshaw and her engagement ring necklace, but wearing nine carats on your toe is the ultimate move.

If A$AP Rocky’s “DMB” music video is to be believed, Rihanna’s rapper beau already treated her to the ring to rule them all: a gilded diamond statute ring modelled in her likeness.

Either way, baby RZA and his sibling are set to inherit quite the jewellery collection one day. Set for life from head to toe.