Right now, I'm yearning for these jewelry pieces seen above. I first discovered the line, Cinq, by San Francisco designer Vipada when I was browsing around Mill Mercantile's website. Wowed by the minimalistic and organic style of the line, I had to see the pieces in person so I swung by Mill Mercantile during a stop through the city, where I had a chance to try on my favorite piece, the versatile brass collar neckcuff, $125. This stunning, simple piece can be worn two ways—with the ends hanging down, or wrapped around your neck, thus creating two necklaces in one. In person? It's even more striking than in photos.
Vipada's line of jewelry is an evolution from her fashion design background. Jewelry, she says, "Is more instinctual and less utilitarian than clothing hence more personal expression." I agree. That's the beauty of jewelry—you can transform any outfit with a beaded cuff, a half moon bracelet, or a versatile necklace.
See more of the Cinq jewelry line at cinqworkshop.com.