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Sunday, February 27, 2005    
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This bright cutie from Verre New York is called the "grenouille" ring (that's "frog" in French). Also available in single- and double-pod styles, this one is US$75 for silver, $162 for 14k gold. They've translated this simple look into necklaces, bracelets and earrings, as well.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005    
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This 5-"carrot" ring ought to be this site's mascot!

Thursday, February 17, 2005    
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What do Drew Barrymore and Maggie Gyllenhall have in common? (Aside from Donnie Darko, that is.) They both have fabulous taste in rings! Moss Mills, creator of this sterling butterfly with a three-finger wingspan, claims both as customers. US$136 at Girlshop.

Sunday, February 13, 2005    
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If flowers are your thing, you'll find a ton of pretty styles at Zina Kao. The company was started by a husband and wife team, one an MIT grad and the other a Ph.D. in electrical engineering! Pictured here is the sterling etched flower ring, US$78.

Thursday, February 10, 2005    
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Feel cute and charitable when you wear this beaded ring by dKiss Designs. The piece was created especially for Breast Cancer Awareness; $5 from each ring sold will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. US$49 at Maiden America Style.

Monday, February 7, 2005    
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For the inner cat in some of you! Never be caught without your ball of yarn — especially if it means wearing one in silver on your finger! From the ready-to-wear collection by Marie Benedicte.

Wednesday, February 2, 2005    
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Forever Young isn't just the name of a bad Mel Gibson movie (I know, I know — as if there were any other kind). It's also one of the collections by Jacqueline Sanchez. This ring, made of plastic and sterling silver, recalls the familiar shape of Lego; only the diamond set in 14k gold reminds us that we're not eight years old anymore!

Friday, January 28, 2005    
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Can't wait for spring? Get a head start! The Garden Ring is a cute sterling silver piece with glass petals and a freshwater pearl — all for just US$15.50 at American Eagle!

Saturday, January 22, 2005    
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Why save the champagne for a special occasion? Any day can be glamorous with this fabulous rectangular champagne ring from Bitter Sweet (CAD$118). Set in sterling silver and accented in 14k gold plate, it's also available in an oval shape.

Monday, January 17, 2005    
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A bit of unfortunate news for today: Canada Post has not forgotten its tradition of raising postage rates in January! It now costs $5.60 to the US and a whopping $6.95 worldwide just to send one ring! With great regret, I've been forced to raise my shipping charges as well. But, the good news is that I've decided to eat the costs for US shipments $1-$49 — so, for the vast majority of you, nothing will change. Whew! Let's all hope they don't do more damage in 2006! Thanks for bearing with me, everyone! If you're curious, you can read about my exact shipping costs here.

Luckily, there's also some good news — you can now purchase rings even without a PayPal account! Read all about it here.

Friday, January 14, 2005    
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Would you like jam or butter on your... rings? These whimsical toast rings (click for a much better photo than the one here) are just some of the pieces lurking in the imagination of artist Sebastian Buescher.

Sunday, January 9, 2005    
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What's your drug of choice? Caffeine? Adrenaline? Dopamine? Whatever you choose, wear its chemically accurate molecular structure on your finger! Pick from six mood-affecting substances and colour combinations; you can even specify a round or square band. US$175 at muscovie design.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005    
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This sleek ring is filled with concrete, for the ultimate in industrial jewellery! (US$150, comes in various shapes.) But don't overlook the other lines offered by Konzuk Metalwear of Calgary; the site is full of sleek, modernist pieces with diamonds and other accents in unusual placements.

Monday, January 3, 2005    
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Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you all had a nice holiday and that 2005 brings you the best! I wonder what new technological advances will be made this year. Maybe something like Bio Jewellery — wedding rings made of your spouse's bone matter! (Meanwhile, they STILL haven't come up with those calorie-free potato chips I've been waiting for. Get a move on, scientists!)

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