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Friday, March 29, 2013    
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There are no rings pictured above.

That's because these painted brass ring clusters are brooches! "Palingenesia" series by Spanish artist Edu Tarín.


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For another not-ring ring, check out this "diamond ring" necklace from Brooklyn's Snash Jewelry (available in both silver and gold plating).

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Thursday, March 28, 2013    
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Just like dresses of the era, this "Lace Deco" series features pretty beaded detailing. Rings by California's Grace Lee Designs.


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Here's a pretty engagement ring in an unmistakably art deco style, from Los Angeles jeweller Nixin (Nicki Gluckman).

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013    
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Let's do a mid-week Five in a Flash, starting with this cool ring featuring an angular shank, from Missouri's Lex Camille Sova.


More angular shanks, this time with Hama beads, from Italy's Giulia Savino.


More angles (and a corner) by Rhode Island's Lusine Ovanesyan.


Another corner, pixelated, from Georgia's Kalin Asenov.


I can't even count all the angles and corners in these brass rings from Is Was + Will Be of Oregon.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013    
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Enamoured with enamel? UK jeweller Scarlett Cohen French is; shown above are pieces from her Oval, Circle and Octagonal ring series.


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Cats, houses, fish and stars are all themes in the cute, folksy enamel jewellery of Greece's Theophano.

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Monday, March 25, 2013    
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To fully appreciate the "New Nomads" series by UK artist Casey Fenn, you'll have to read all about it — but here's an excerpt: "The wearer plants the ring in their chosen location allowing it to biodegrade and germinate; leaving a hidden trace of personal remembrance that could surface and be found by future generations."


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If you'd like a name or birthdate ring that doesn't require planting, you can turn to German jeweller Julia Schaefer.

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Friday, March 22, 2013    
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These rings are titled, "Going to the festival / We were walking along peacefully when a gust of wind blew our hats off." Of course.


For a whole cast of characters and stories, visit the wonderfully whimsical world of Belgium's Karin Herwegh.


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these little people also look like they may be headed for the festival. Indeed, Hungary's Barbara Katona makes jewellery "to which contemporary Hungarian writers can compose short stories."

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Thursday, March 21, 2013    
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"Jewel or object?" That's the question posed by London-based Spanish artist Mireia Rossell, who manipulates 2D materials into 3D. (I think the answer is, "Yes, please.")


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Japan's Monocircus also has a series of rings in which silver strips are manipulated in several variations (36, to be exact).

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013    
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While Brooklyn-based Seohee Koh does lovely work in gold and silver, I am (predictably) most drawn to her window-like, geometrically-patterned plexiglas panes.


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For a ring with pane-less windows, check out this miniature Hobbit house ring in bronze and copper metal clay by California's Laura Bracken.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013    
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These erupting rings are an extension of larger sculptures from Polish-born, UK-based ceramic artist Aneta Regel Deleu. Visit her site to see the full series.


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For ceramic with a more minimalist approach, see New York's OVO Ceramics (Yuka Uchida), who favours ovoid shapes and lots of white.

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Monday, March 18, 2013    
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While his "Grass Green Closet" jewellery label seems to be defunct, I still wanted to post his chunky rings, because it's hard to say no to a mustache like that. See more from Japanese artist Hidenori Ono (the site may be "Hiderino" but the name is "Hidenori") here.


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such facial hair is worthy of a lumberjack — and so is this axe ring! Ring from the "Woodland" collection by L.A.'s T. Morgan Made (Tyson Miller).

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Friday, March 15, 2013    
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Time for Five in a Flash, starting with this pretty ring from Chinese artist Yu-Ping Lin's "Kyoto" collection, featuring the artist's own self-printed fabric.

Teeth — with braces! — by Rhode Island's Stephanie J. Kim.

"Sheet Rings" by Japan's Etsuko Sonobe.

From "Electric Dreams" by London's Scott Wilson for Aqua by Aqua.

"20 Centimeters of Snow" by Austria's Katie Gruber.


(As with all my posts, "Five in a Flash" features jewellers new to this blog. I list five in photo format, in lieu of the regular "bonus" and "even more jewellery" links.)

Thursday, March 14, 2013    
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To say New Hampshire's Elise Moran has flower rings is an understatement. Even to say she has lilies and poppies and dogwoods and roses and mums and magnolias and thistles is an understatement, because she also has thorns and stems and trees and olives and cherries and tendrils and fronds.

Even if your favourite flower is no flower, she's got you covered.


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For more botanical silver, as well as ceramic work and hand-made art books, see Indiana artist Theresa Marr.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013    
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Attack of the Killer Flamingo! No, John De Bello hasn't become a jeweller. These CAD/CAM ring/bracelets are the creations of Philadelphia's Sam Gratz.


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For a less lethal bird, here's a cute little silhouette ring cut from MDF. Ring by Australia's Ryan De Remer, now based in New York.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013    
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What looks like eroded metal is actually an exploration of the exact opposite: organic growth. Rings by UK jeweller Rosie Breeden.


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For more weathered-looking metal, check out the "Accumulating Time" rings in silver and enamel by Japanese jeweller Yoshiko Chonan.

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Monday, March 11, 2013    
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I bet M. Night Shyamalan would love these. Rings, with a twist or two, from Poland's Fruit Bijoux.


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Brooklyn's In God We Trust (Shana Tabor) has lots of nice, simple pieces, like this "Twisty" ring available in three shades of gold.

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Friday, March 8, 2013    
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UK artist Mala Siamptani explores biological symmetry with "inner dettonations" [sic]. And that sound you heard? My eyeball detonations.


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the "Bomb" ring may not detonate but it'll make an impact nonetheless. Find it and many other sleek, chunky but minimal pieces at Australia's Bunda Boutique.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013    
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♪ The animals went in two by two ♪ ... except for the giraffes, because who couldn't use extra giraffes? Rings from the Noah's Ark collection by Sophie Louise Dunwell of the UK.


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With its mini apple, this ring may bring to mind the Garden of Eden — but it's actually from "Noah's Ark," one of several florid collections from Turkish brand Roberto Bravo.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013    
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These shapes aren't just inspired by nature — they're coloured by nature, too, in the form of dyed paper. Rings by Greek jeweller Silina Pandelidou.


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UK jeweller Karen Fox is inspired by "architecture and urban landscapes" rather than nature but she, too, has a paper ring. This piece is from her "Pleat" series.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013    
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You don't have to be a rockstar to wear something by French jeweller Elise Dray but you... actually, scratch that. You do. You do have to be a rockstar. I mean, just look at them.


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For more eye-catching, crystal-studded rings, check out Italy's Schield, where you'll find this blue panther (not to mention pink lemons, green ants and other colourful critters).

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Monday, March 4, 2013    
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Spring hasn't even yet officially sprung but Turkey's Mirenda Jewellery has me looking right past it to "Sweet Summer." (Of course, if you ask me, ice cream is a year-round food group!)


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You don't have to wait 'til summer to break out your shades with this "Shades" ring from New York's Laruicci. And now I have a craving for waffle potato chips.

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Friday, March 1, 2013    
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Handmade, hand-painted and hands-down some of the sweetest rings around. Check out these porcelain merry-go-round animals and see if your heart doesn't Hop, Skip & Flutter (UK-based Thai duo Suree Wan & Jan Kae).


Bonus link: I love the concept behind Spanish designer Andrés Gallardo's "Broken Porcelain." Best exemplified by his necklaces, he takes porcelain animal pieces and arranges them into creative jewellery.

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