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Two buzz-wor­thy jew­ellery lines are prov­ing that life’s a beach year-round.

EAST COAST: THE ROPES

When it comes to New Eng­land style, prep is al­ways on the menu, but SHANA READY brings an un­ex­pected

twist to the ta­ble. The 38-year-old for­mer designer at Ann Tay­lor launched The Ropes—a col­lec­tion of bracelets

that are hand­crafted from marine ropes, dock line and hard­ware—at her Maine-based home stu­dio in 2010. With

a hus­band who co-owns a lob­ster­ing com­pany, Ready is well versed in mar­itime sea gear, which makes this (al­most)

one-woman show all the more al­lur­ing, not to men­tion au­then­tic. In 2014, J.Crew sold a cu­rated se­lec­tion of her

colour­ful cool-girl bracelets, yet de­spite the mega ex­po­sure, she’s still driven by per­sonal touch. “I love the hand­son as­pect: se­lect­ing the colours and re­ally be­ing a part of

each piece,” she says. “I want peo­ple to feel like they have a spe­cial piece of wear­able art­work on their wrist.”

WEST COAST: JAC­QUIE AICHE

“A woman’s nat­u­ral beauty can be il­lu­mi­nated with the right piece of jew­ellery,” says 39-year-old designer JAC­QUIE AICHE, whose del­i­cate body chains have been spot­ted on celebs like Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Kate Hud­son and Ri­hanna. Launched in 2009, her epony­mous line of hand­made fine jew­ellery in­cludes ear jack­ets, fin­ger bracelets and an­klets sprin­kled with semi-pre­cious gems, min­er­als and fos­sils sourced from far-flung places like Mada­gas­car. Work­ing out of her ap­point­ment-only bou­tique/show­room in Bev­erly Hills, the self-taught jeweller has gained a fol­low­ing of In­sta-fans (#JATribe), thanks to the mod­ern-day god­desses snapped wear­ing her mys­ti­cal body jew­ellery. “They’re kind of a cross be­tween lin­gerie and body art tat­toos,” she says. “Once a woman puts one on, it never comes off.”

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