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Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm all hearts-in-eyes about this "Hoyz" ring collection by the UK's Chloe Lee Carson.


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Houses ring by BC's Juvelisto (Sasha Shkolnik).


Also admiring:

"Shelter I" brooch by New Zealand's Kathryn Yeats.

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Thursday, June 20, 2017


Ring-Free Thursday: New York-based Chinese jeweller Sihui Zhang.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This is the kind of stuff that makes "cute" a two-syllable word with an exclamation point on the end. For more bears, inscriptions on acrylic and other jewels, visit Latvia's Verba (Anna Fanigina).


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Ring of teddy bears by California's Marty Magic (Marty Bobroskie).


Also admiring:

Teddy bear necklace by Israel's Beep Studio (Or Raviv).

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Zealand's Fran Carter likes to work with "plastic bags, bread tags and recycled aluminium teapots and pans" (among other household materials) as a "response to the nature and role of domestic life in modern times."


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Ring made of recycled plastic bags by Pennsylvania's Beth Petricoin.


Also admiring:

Recycled plastic bangles by South Africa's Dawn Bolton.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Planets and pencil-shaving flowers by Greek jeweller Dimitra Papadimitriou.


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"Mini Planet" ring by Toronto's Blackiris Design (Iris Lee).


Also admiring:

"Stella Orbis" brooch with meteorite by Seattle's Kirk Lang.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

I've never liked the word "plethora" (it's basically the sound you make when you've eaten something gross and need to air out your tongue) but it perfectly describes the amazing output of Romania's Cleopatra Cosulet, who works with metal, resin and various recycled materials.


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Resin and silver ring by Denmark's Anne Voigt Sonnichsen.


Also admiring:

Resin forged with metal by the UK's Kirsty Dalton.

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Thursday, June 13, 2017


Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Jasmin Matzakow.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vancouver's one of those places that gets hot, but only for a few months, so it's rare to have A/C in the house. Which is why I'm sitting here, melting away, staring longingly at these resin "ice" rings by Norway's Siri Kvalfoss (but I'd gladly take them in winter, too).


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"Ice Queen" ring by Turkey's Burcu Okut.


Also admiring:

Silver and real ice necklace by California's Devon Matlock.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

UK-based French jeweller Marion Lebouteiller makes rings for the pod people in all of us.


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Eucalyptus branch & seed pod ring by Israel's Linda Friedrich.


Also admiring:

Little pod earrings by Texas jeweller Deborah Mortlock of Cold Feet Studio.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

As their name suggests, French jeweller Le Gramme offers sleek, modern bands in your choice of weight. Just pick from polished or brushed, smooth or texturized, a size from 3g to 19g, and you've got a stew going, baby.


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Combo polished/brushed wide band by Ontario's RM Jewellery Studio.


Also admiring:

Polished/matte brass earrings by Thailand's Peep Jewelry.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

I'd been saving this artist for years because, well, just look.

I didn't think an ordinary post would do her justice, but the true injustice was not posting her right away!


Drop everything — everything, I say! — and go check out the awe-inspiring glassworks of Japan's Makiko Inoya.


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Thursday, June 6, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: UK-based Kyujin Cho.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oxidized "Black Beauty" rings by New Zealand's Sandra Schmid.

Check her gallery for more, including pieces burned not by fire but by molten silver.


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Black horn and mother-of-pearl from France's Axolotl (Ivan Michelson).


Also admiring:

Black Caithness stone necklace by the UK's Lindsey Gallacher.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tace Jewelry of Greece makes seemingly time-worn pieces for "bohemian souls and dreamers."


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"Wanderlust" ring by California's Whitney Howard Designs.



Also admiring:

Feather ear crawler by Toronto's Bluboho.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

When I started this blog I-don't-even-want-to-know-how-many years ago, I was obsessed with non-traditional rings and had little interest in anything with a gemstone. But lately, I find myself drawn more and more to rings that are bordering on classic — as long as they still have that certain something that keeps things interesting, like these from Israel's Artemer (Tomer & Tanya Mikaeilyn).


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More gemstone rings from Dutch jeweller Sarah Kobak.



Also admiring:

"Sunset" pendant by Lebanon's Selim Mouzannar.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Sweden's Charlotta Lindvall ponders our place in the universe with pieces like "Our Golden Origin," "I Hold the Universe in My Hand" and "TimeSpace" (all pictured above), while reminding us that "we are all made of stardust."


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"Jupiter" ring by Italy's Lil.



Also admiring:

"My Home" globe ring by Germany's Linie-C (Christina Pott).

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: New Zealand-raised, Australia-based Jo Hawley.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spanish jeweller Catalina D'Anglade is in a New York state of mind.


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"Empire State" ring by New York's Aeriell Herrera.


Also admiring:

"New York" necklace by California's Seoul Little (Charlotte Park).

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

If you think this is great...

...just wait 'til you see what else she does with books and paper. Do yourself a favour and visit Spain's Malena Valcárcel.


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Colourful paper ring by Italy's Colla Carta Creo (Barbara Brandimarte).


Also admiring:

Black paper "books" by Japan's Mirei Takeuchi.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Northskull is a UK brand "with a focus on creating contemporary pieces that add a stylish element to the attire of the modern man." But they'll fit any non-man who wears size 10/11.


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"Black Tie" (see the negative space) by UK-based Sasha Jewellery (Alexandra Afanasyeva).


Also admiring:

Necktie necklace by Maryland's The Silver Swann.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Today's resin d'être by France-based Japanese jeweller Kei Tomiyama.


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Resin marble rings by Japan's Covolla.



Also admiring:

Resin necklace by Germany's Doo (Vera Scharpf & Nina Raitano).

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Thursday, June 22, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Joanne Tan.


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


For not-ordinary shapes...

...and not-ordinary styling, visit Thailand's Porshz (Atthakrisna Vannason).


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Fluid, sculptural ring by Thailand's Mono by Neskoon.


Also admiring:

Sloth necklace by Thailand's Glorikami.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I definitely wood — especially those pale ones at the top! If you wood, too, check out Brazil's Arvoredo (Luciana Albuquerque).


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Tree ring by Wisconsin native Alissa Marie Fedor.


Also admiring:

Lasercut plywood reindeer brooch by Italy's Elisa Vendramin.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

If you're seeking a little clarity, Hey Murphy is a good place to start. It's run by Texas jeweller Sarah Murphy, who likes to work with acrylic and brass.


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Dandelion ring with clear rock crystal from Italy's Chantecler.


Also admiring:

Acrylic bangles by California's Joogii (Diogo & Juliette Felippelli).

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The first thing you read on the site of Taiwan's Tings Jewellery (Iting Hsieh) is, "We have to learn to live happily." I'd say a visit to her gallery's a good start.


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"Happy" ring from South Korea's AppleLatte.


Also admiring:

"Mr. Happy Pill" pin by Oregon's Little Arrow (Bri Bulski).

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Thursday, June 15, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Xenia Walschikow.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why has it taken me this long to think of rings as what they really are: finger haloes?

Visit South Korean jeweller YunSun Jang for conceptual pieces in clean, shiny metal.


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Halo ring by North Carolina's Blydesign (Katie Bly).


Also admiring:

Earrings by the UK's Halo & Co.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Indonesian jeweller From Tiny Islands manages to fit a lot of detail into not a lot of space. Go check out their minimalist pieces (I'm coveting the "Sunset" earrings!).


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More interesting minimalism from Japan's Minnin (Koji Miyamoto).


Also admiring:

"Lil' Constellation" staple earrings by Seattle's Cosmic Twin.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Face it: it's a ring... and earrings, by Spain's Die Motte (Astrid Schweitzer & Anel Rinat).


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"Why So Serious" ring from the UK's Talia Naomi.


Also admiring:

Face earrings by Arizona's Gild the Lily.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Wing rings. Music box rings. Kinetic rings. Even bracelets made of rings in ring boxes. I hope you weren't planning to use your mind today because New York's Gerardo Gonzalez is about to blow it up.


Bonus link:

"Angel Wings" ring from Indonesia's Don Biu.


Also admiring:

Winged rabbit brooch by Toronto's Mindham Fine Jewellery.

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Thursday, June 8, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Margit Jäschke.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

There is a muted quality to this collection, almost like the pieces have had their colourful gemstones removed — and I mean that in a good way. That was my first impression, and it seems to jibe with the artist's statement:

Abstracted memories from the past are implied by old silhouettes of images, faded film photos and pale colours. The scenes within the jewellery, with their windows and interior spaces, are not only literal depictions; they exist as a kind of treasure chest containing belongings which symbolize the precious.

For more, visit South Korea's NK Studio (Nam-Kyung Lee).


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"Emptiness" ring by New York's Brooklyn Smithy (JC Ortiz).


Also admiring:

Empty frame necklace by Michigan's tru.che (Stevie Koerner).

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I could say a thousand words here but this picture about covers them all. Go check out the whimsical creations of Germany's Amelie Spitz.


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Washington's Delaney Jewelry (Keri O'Hara) lets you customize a ring with your own picture.


Also admiring:

Jewellery from Virginia's cameraSHYcove (Hillary Burkett) features pictures she took herself.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Ocean-inspired rings by Poland's By Jewellery, including coral, waves and seasnails.


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"Wave" ring by Prince Edward Island's Jeanette Walker.


Also admiring:

Wave necklace by Hawaii's Leighton Lam.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

If variety is the spice of life, Greek jeweller Iosif Iosifidis must live entirely on cinnamon and cloves. This sampling doesn't begin to cover his portfolio, so go check out the rest!


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"Nutmeg" ring by Belgium's Gumuchian.


Also admiring:

Marjoram earrings by California jeweller / landscape designer Ketti Kupper.

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Thursday, June 1, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Freda Cheung.






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