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Pretty ankets amongst pieces by fine jeweller Jacquie Aiche, who’s a master of making luxe pieces with an edgy cool twist
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What do Bella Thorne, Miranda Kerr, Rihanna, Elsa Pataky, Emily Ratajkowski and Beyonce all have in common? Apart from fame, fortune and walk-in wardrobes we’d sell our souls for, they’re all fans of the cheeky old ankle chain’s style revival.

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Recognise that tattoo? It belongs to Rihanna, fan of both ink and layered ankle chains
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Once the unofficial uniform of schoolies week wannabes and surfers’ towel-holding GFs (they’re not ideal if you’re actually the one riding waves, unless industrial strength and/or made of double-knotted rope), the anklet – in multiple incarnations – has become the right kind of style statement again. It’s ideal timing, too, given ankles are the new erogenous zone, thanks to the fashion world’s current love affair hacked-above-ankle denim awks-length pants. 

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Emily Ratajkowski in stunning pieces by fine jeweller Jacquie Aiche
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Lanvin and Esteban Cortez were amongst brands to send models down their runways with jingling foot adornments this season, as did Valentino during its last Haute Couture show. Miranda Kerr’s taken to wearing a delicate gold chain at pretty much every red carpet event she hits up recently (how very Aussie beach vix of her), while Rihanna prefers hers less subtle and Bella Thorne’s anklet tastes fall somewhere in between the two.

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The scene in Lemonade that sealed the deal for ankle chains being high fashion again
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But here’s what sealed the deal for us in the anklet’s revival in the high jewellery stakes: Beyonce’s bejewelled ankle in THAT town hall steps waterfall scene teaming her Roberto Cavalli yellow dress with a chain clad ankle. That’s the ultimate hippie trend born again seal of approval.

7 statement ankle chains you’ll love

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Arme De L’Amour, Triangle Gold-Plated Anklet, $220. SHOP NOW

resize anchorJennifer Zeuner, Alexa Anchor Anklet, $179. SHOP NOW

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Jacquie Aiche, 5 Diamond Blue Topaz Teardrop Anklet, $2330. SHOP NOW 

resize gold redoneGrace Bijou, Tynuska Anklet, $122. SHOP NOW

resize netaporter copyRosantica, Isabel Tasseled gold-tone anklet, $194. SHOP NOW

Cover image: courtesy Main image: Instagram @jacquieaiche