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Friday, December 2, 2016

California's Olivia Shih uses light acrylic to evoke the look of heavy stone. Check out her site for more recent work — and have a great weekend!


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Crystal-shaped metal rings from South Africa's Famke Koene.


Also admiring:

Faceted ceramic pendant by Shanghai-based French designer Claire Tranier.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Belgium's Jonathan Hens.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Searching for a little clarity? Maybe Japan's Aurora Glass (Chiharu Ide) can help you out.


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Clear Herkimer diamond ring by New York's Britt Bolton.



Also admiring:

Clear glass acorn pendant by Japan's Jyuunigatsu no Kirin (Naho Tsushima).

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heavy...

...or lithe...

...or mattressy, these are just some of the works of California's Kaiya Rainbolt.


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A smaller shield-shaped ring from Israel's Maya Sebbah.



Also admiring:

Copper shield earrings by Florida's ArtAffections (Lisa M.D. Skinner).

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Yay or neigh? When it comes to these horse-hair rings by Chile-based Brigid Mcnellis, it's both.


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3D-designed horse ring by Spain's Diego Aramburu.


Also admiring:

Embroidered horse, one of many pins by Japan's Atelier Grasshopper.

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Friday, November 25, 2016


Ending the week with "Submarings" and more from Israel's OD.925.


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For more riveted rings, see Colorado's Aaron Sault.



Also admiring:

Necklace by California's Karen Trown.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Vancouver's Anita Sikma.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gorgeous rings in oxidized recycled silver, inspired by origami, chrysanthemums and more, by Minneapolis jeweller Karin Jacobson (who also goes by Super Karin).


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Japanese seal ring with chrysanthemum motif by Italy's The Traditional Silver.



Also admiring:

Metalwork by Pennsylvania's Stacy Rodgers.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Art rings by German jeweller Andrea Wippermann.


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A simpler boxy ring by NY/Paris-based opera singer Valérie MacCarthy.



Also admiring:

2D/3D boxy necklace by Israel's Anat Friedman.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

These 3D-printed rings, which are really making me want to go out and buy some croissants right now, are by Japan's Ai Sato.


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Crescent ring by Reformation Jewelry of Texas.



Also admiring:

Crescent hoops by Georgia's Pieces of Starr (Starr Miller).

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Friday, November 18, 2016

I find these rings very calming and soothing — not something I would've thought possible where neon orange was involved.

I'm spending some time with Romania's Andra Lupu and so should you!


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Neon leather ring by California's Nicole Fonseca.



Also admiring:

Brooch from the "Neon Fire" collection by Czech jeweller Anna Bartáková.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Greece's Ioanna Natsikou.


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Metal, bone, and human teeth & hair are among the materials used by M. Annie Kilborn in her exploration of "romanticized representations of feminine beauty." Visit the Wisconsin artist for the full picture.


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Bone rings by Virginia's Jane Ritchie.



Also admiring:

Braided hair brooch by Vancouver's Karin Jones.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I could swear I've posted these before but, apparently not, so I'm happy to not actually post these again for the first time.

Check out Argentina-based Mexican jeweller María Sólorzano for all sorts of metalwork.


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Elephant ring by Denmark's Mads Heindorf.



Also admiring:

Elephant necklace by French jeweller Claire Naa.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Cast-away items + lost wax casting = jewellery by the UK's Serra Malta.


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Cast seahorse ring by New Zealand's Jean Burgers (whose pendants are must-see!).


Also admiring:

Cast bronze necklace by California's Krista Cuellar.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

This week could use a little ray of sunshine.

Let Dutch jeweller Julie Mollenhauer put a smile on your face with her amber rings and other bits of whimsy.


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"Rain or Shine" ring by the UK's Lauren Grace.



Also admiring:

Amber pendants by Poland's Amal Al-Shahari.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Maren Düsel.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

You can see the inspiration of the rolling sea in these rings by the UK's Jen Walker.


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Black seaweed ring by Chile's Patricio Parada.



Also admiring:

Mussel earrings by Italy's Giada Giachino.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Five in a Flash: (Not) Making Ends Meet
Above: "Stone String" ring by New York's Mary Gallagher.


Cuff rings by New York's khimjewelry.


Wrap ring by California's Altana Marie (Altana Frantz).


CZ rings by New York's Shashi.


"Toro" ring by Toronto's Archerade (Sasha Oda).

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Stunning colours and interesting arrangements are the calling cards of Greek jeweller Maria Frantzi. There's way more to see on her site (each piece in her ring category leads to an entire gallery) so go check it out!


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More colourful gems from California's Shaya Durbin.



Also admiring:

Colourful gems from Germany's Mahrokh Beck.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Germany's Kathrin Borst closes out the week in quirky fashion.


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Quirky "Twin" ring by UK-based French jeweller Sylvaine Frouin.



Also admiring:

More colourful enamel from Kentucky's Felicia Szorad.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Portugal's Inês Telles.


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Go for the rings.

Stay for the woven and paper wearables. Check out the UK's Georgina Howling.


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Another arc ring, this time by GLDN of Washington state.



Also admiring:

Paper jewellery by Japan's Kumiko Mizuno.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Rings from the "Destructive Nature" collection, an examination of armour and barriers (and their destruction). See and read more by visiting New York's Odette Channell.


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Claw ring by Italy-based Indonesian jeweller Amelia Rachim, in collaboration...



Also admiring:

...with Toronto's Mejuri, who made this spike necklace.





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