Des Kohan is a boutique that gets its fair share of fashion press, but still manages to feel like a hidden gem. I use the word gem purposely because I think their jewelry selection is the best in Los Angeles. My first revelation at Des Kohan was the pearl-bead and leather necklaces by Annie Costello Brown, so it’s only fitting that ACB is the focus of this post. Store-owner, Desiree Kohan, collaborated with ACB on a wonderful range of jewelry pieces made from shells, leather and raw brass. Annie herself would style these pieces with clothes made from natural fabrics so as to complement the unrefined nature of the materials comprising the jewelry. Desiree’s input as someone who’s daily work is to understand how women want to adorn themselves is to integrate convertible features so that necklaces can be looped in numerous ways both around the neck and the wrist and disassembled to form separate pieces. Everything in the small collection is thoughtfully conceived for subtle impact, just the sort of thing that seamlessly integrates into any woman’s jewelry box.