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New Braided Jewelry From Sirena and the Sea

Versatile necklaces made from upcycled saris.


Ahoy, scallywags! All hands on deck!

You'll want to keep your wits about you through this next rough patch. Legend has it that this is where the sirens dwell. Their enchanting voices and beauty are fabled to be so attractive that many a good sailor has jumped overboard to go ashore to them.

If you're lucky, though, you'll only be infatuated with their beautiful adornments. The handcrafted strands are made from vintage Indian silk saris and braided in the ancient Hawaiian ti leafing style by the modern mermaids at Sirena and the Sea. Owner Laurie DiBiagio hails from the East Coast and created the line this summer after living in the Islands and learning the art of lei. Her pieces are the result of a partnership between herself and fellow water nymph, Maui-raised Nikole Nelson of blkcoral.

You'll be landlubbing the versatility and bright colors of the pieces, which come in long, draping lengths as well as tighter choker styles that can be stacked and combined.

Aye, they're the perfect earthy jewelry pieces to complete your unique Island look. Try layering a short, deep teal and plum piece with a fun tasselled green piece for a casual weekend lunch, or drape yourself in the bubblegum-pink double strand for a day at the beach. You can even rig one to be a headwrap, if you're in an extra bohemian mood.

Arr, looks like we'll be sailing home with some good booty after all.

$65–$135 at sirenaandthesea.com.

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