How many pieces of jewelry do you own? Now, how many do you actually wear? I am smack dab in the middle of a “no jewelry” phase (I blame having small children) and I’ve noticed that my jewelry box has also grown smaller as the years progress. I am much more particular about the pieces I keep and every single thing I own has a special place in my heart. This type of curating has also led me to the stop collecting the fluff pieces. You know, the inexpensive and trendy pieces that either break or change color or lose appeal once the new season hits. This makes it much easier to pack for a quick weekend trip, to be honest. I don’t worry about taking something that will work because at this point, everything works.
Oh, Minicyn. You have won my heart with your simple and chic handcrafted gorgeousness. This, people, is the kind of jewelry I am talking about. Cynthia Nge (the beauty behind Minicyn) creates stunning pieces from her atelier in Paris (your wanderlust satiated in one stop shopping!) and her graceful designs are the types of jewelry that you discuss in hushed whispers. When someone admires your “Brandy Brute Diamond Organic Ring” you sigh and smile with a nod of the head. You wear your “Bigger Faceted Diamond-like Sterling Silver Studs” and your neck elongates as you walk because you feel so proud. This is the kind of jewelry that makes you feel like traveling to foreign lands, makes you feel like visiting all the corners of your hometown with your children, makes you remember that your home is with you at all times no matter the geography. This is the type of jewelry that makes you want to wear jewelry again.