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The Life Aquatic

Summer beckons us to the water with styles that blend coastal textures and forms, deep blue shades and stones that shimmer like the Gulf.

Lace and rocks bring elegance to a comfortable sandal, while moonstone, blue chalcedony, topaz and aquamarine stones create a perfect ombré palette in this signed necklace. From left: Dolce & Gabbana Acqua Jewel Bianca Flat Sandal, Marissa Collections on Third Street South, Naples. Seaman Schepps Athena Necklace, Yamron Jewelers at Waterside Shops, Naples. Previous page: Tiny rare paraiba tourmaline and opal stones float within a white sapphire kaleidoscope case, with diamonds framing the look. Moritz Glik Paraiba Evil Eye Shaker Ring (from the Apollo Collection), Marissa Collections.

 

Just like coastal blue waters inspire serenity, pretty little things in the same bright shades of turquoise bring a dose of happy to your style. From left: Brackish Jordan Goose Feather Earrings, N Color Salon at Sandalwood Square, Naples. Seaman Schepps Turquoise Boat Link Bracelet, Yamron Jewelers at Waterside Shops, Naples.

 

Taking notes from effervescent waters, these bubbly accessories channel the incoming tide. From left: Cult Gaia Eos Bubble Acrylic Box Clutch, Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops, Naples. Syna Bauble Bangles, Shannon Green Collection in the Naples Design District.

 

With a shell-like iridescence and the shimmer of a sun-soaked beach, these earrings take aesthetic cues from the sea. To make summer days stretch on forever, consider a watch with a 40 mm hand-finished, stainless steel case and a sapphire face that nods to the ocean’s abyss. From left: Suzy Landa Opal & Diamond Earrings, Shannon Green Collection in the Naples Design District. Laurent Ferrier Micro Rotor Ice Blue, Exquisite Timepieces at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, Naples.

 

The Heart of the Ocean takes a more wearable form with this Saboo necklace. For a lighter daytime look, Vhernier’s wind- and wave-inspired rose gold and turquoise bracelet delights. From left: Saboo Fine Jewels Blue Sapphire and Diamond Multi Color Necklace, Marissa Collections on Third Street South, Naples. Vhernier Vento Bracelet, Yamron Jewelers at Waterside Shops, Naples.

 

Photography by Craig Hildebrand