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Friday, July 29, 2016

Check out the UK's Masako Hamaguchi for interesting shapes, colourful "plankton," Teflon rings and more!


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Eucalyptus pod ring by California's Ashley Mae Gall.



Also admiring:

Silk pods brooch by New York's Erin Shay Daily.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Czech artist Pavel Opočenský.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

These rings aren't merely colourful — they're very specifically colourful. As the graphic designers among you may have guessed, they're CMYK rings, by Polish product designer Hanna Litwinowicz.


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Colourful anodized aluminum by Ohio's Melissa Marie Woods.


Also admiring:

CMYK best friend necklaces by fun New Jersey artist Kate Gabrielle.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Drawing inspiration from "alpine meadows high up on mountain ranges" is Nova Scotia's Erin Christensen.


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More copper and silver from Emily Blair Doiron, also of Nova Scotia.


Also admiring:

"Emergence #8" in copper and wood by NC-based Joshua Mark Craig.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Some adorable porcelain from Japan's nonojiko (Noriko Nagata).


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Paper clay porcelain rings by Italy's Nicoletta Dal Vera.


Also admiring:

Porcelain necklace by Germany's Beate Pfefferkorn.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

If you think these are bold...

...you haven't seen the half of it. Don't delay — zip right over to visit Montenegrin designer Katarina Zlajic.


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Zipper ring by Maryland's Mélange.



Also admiring:

Zipper necklace by New York's Kate Cusack.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's Delacier (Dora Domokos).


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This...

...becomes this.

Just like these...

...become these. It's the "Magical Collapsibility" series from UK-based Hsin-Chi Hung.


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UK-based MyriamSOS (Myriam Soseilos) has a ring that expands into a bracelet!


Also admiring:

Collapsible sundial pendant from Switzerland's Meister.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rings from the "Mute" series by Mexico's Maria Mariscal (Gabriela Garcia).


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Crossed hands ring by Taiwan's Cpercent.



Also admiring:

Hand-holding-stone pendant by California's George Wilhelm.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Spain's Irina Rovira Farré explores the interplay of organic forms and geometric shapes as found in nature.


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The Ukraine's Sergey Zhernov displays a similar juxtaposition.


Also admiring:

Amethyst slice necklace by Ottawa's Strut Jewelry.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Ignore my way-off timing and just revel in the shiny stupendousness of these balloon-animal-esque Chinese zodiac rings by New York's Lauren X Khoo.


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Zodiac constellation rings from the UK's Jessie V E (Jessie Evans).



Also admiring:

Zodiac pendants from Modern Vienna Bronze, based on the works of Walter Bosse.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's 5108 (a Japanese pun for kotoba, "words").


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

These "Deco Alphabet" rings are just the thing for when you're in that vintage-Parisian-café-poster mood but don't want to commit to wearing a cloche. See more deco-inspired pieces by visiting London's Rachel Jackson.


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This ring by New York's 1-100 was inspired by that city's Art Deco architecture.



Also admiring:

Art Deco-inspired leather necklace by Spain's lulasays.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

See-no/hear-no/speak-no-evil lava skulls with crowns of thorns and snakes set in gold, sapphires and diamonds? This ring is going for it.

If you like jewellery with a lot of drama, you want Russia's Runa (Lilya Areifulina).


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Tiny skull rings by New York's Yuki Kuramitsu.



Also admiring:

Tiny skull studs by Australia's Breanna Lee Timmins.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

There are a lot of diamond- and emerald-cut metal rings out there (still a favourite style of mine) but emerald-cut pearls are much less common. Get these ones by visiting Toronto's Laurie Fleming, whose fluid jewellery is modern and classic all at once.


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Metal baguette ring by Edmonton's Hunt Amor (Amor Carandang & Chris Provins).


Also admiring:

"Yin Yang" by Liana Tomchesson of Texas.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

So. Many. Lines. And I love each and every one. Go check out New York's Jee Hye Kwon, who's inspired by the "skeletons" of buildings.


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Ring by Estonia's Irene Jürna.




Also admiring:

"Adamite Gem Drop" earrings by Oregon's Britlyn Simone.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: since I only mentioned this person in passing one time seven years ago when she had a different website, I'm making an exception and posting her again today — especially since I had the pleasure of viewing her work in person during a recent trip to Seattle. Hers were among my favourite pieces on display at Facèré Gallery, a small, wondrous space packed with artistic contemporary jewellery (a lot of which I've admired here before, which only added to the thrill). That's enough ado, so without any further, here's Texas artist Kat Cole.


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"Illusion" rings by Georgia-based Qiuting Wang, inspired by city gardening! She writes, "With organic form breaking through the geometric structure, the work alludes to new growth extending from the body. The fabric acts as a casing but allows the viewer to see the seeds inside. From the outside there is order, but the interior shows difference in the same way personalities shine in an orderly city."


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Hydrangea cluster ring by Japan's Cocoon.




Also admiring:

Textile flower necklace by Japan's Sono Nitta.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"H-Pattern Rings" by Korean jewellery student Yeonjung Hong, whose "interest lies on creating adornments around the body conveying memories of mundane sceneries that are often neglected." Don't miss the rest of her portfolio!


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Another hollow brass ring from Illinois jeweller Aithō (Crystal Wells).



Also admiring:

Brass necklace by New York's Alexandra Lai.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Five in a Flash: Shades of Blue
Above: "Cielo Topazio" ring by California's Maddalena Bearzi.


"Pedera" ring by Spain's Alex de Haro.


Resin rings by UK fashion designer Charlotte Booty.


Ceramic ring by Israel's VIBceramics (Vered Israel-Bloom).


Anodized aluminum ring by the Ukraine's Julia Woll.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day! To help celebrate, here's Tehran-born Canadian jeweller Amir Sheikhvand with a few rings, plus a brooch to give you a taste of what other wonders you'll find when you visit his site.


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Ring by Montreal's Noëmie Simard-Dupuis.



Also admiring:

"Graffiti" earrings by BC's Paprika Design (Nina Turczyn).

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's O.YANG (Octavia Xiaozi Yang).


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Can you guess the inspiration?

It's right there in the photos: paper! Japan's Momoko Kumai also works with paper — check out those sculptural pieces on her site.


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Paper ring by Washington's Stormy Day Crafts (Kelly Haynes). This one glows in the dark.



Also admiring:

Paper and silk brooch by the UK's Patricia Lip.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hearts, rainbows, strawberries and paper boats — sounds like the potential for cute overload, but Argentina's MiaView (Maria Ines Adrover) keeps things cool in black and white acrylic.


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White acrylic cat ring by Jule et Lily of France.



Also admiring:

Felted white bunny necklace by Hong Kong's Cissy Pixie.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Some noisy rings from Italy's Digital Handmade (Alessio Rocchi).


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Etched ring with human words from Japan's Moira (Yuko Watanabe).



Also admiring:

Stamped phrase cuffs from the Netherlands' Anna + Nina.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

More...

...than enough...

...to keep you busy...

...all weekend. Set aside some time for Thailand's Try Me Accessories.


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A much more subtle swan ring from French jeweller Res Mirum (Aurélie Weck).



Also admiring:

Hand-drawn swan necklace by the UK's Enchanted Nymph.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016


Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Nils Hint.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ohio's Hannah Thees named her shop Spoons & Such, then delivered on that promise. Check out her site for lots of recycled spoon jewellery and... such!


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Owl spoon ring by Seattle's Kimberlin Co. (Eric Kimberlin).



Also admiring:

Spoon unicorn necklace by California's Silver Spoon Jewelry (Jennifer Northup).

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Friday, June 17, 2016



Please note:
There will be no post on Monday or Tuesday.
Next post will be Wednesday the 22nd. Thanks!


Oh, tin can rings, where have you been all my life? Living in the mind of Spain's Rubén Morales Sánchez, apparently.

Visit his site, Vacía la Nevera, for more!


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A non-tinned koi ring by the Ukraine's Lena Yastreb.



Also admiring:

Plastic soy sauce packet brooch by UK-based Italian jeweller Lieta Marziali.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the Czech Republic's Benu Made (Pauline Hagan).


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I guess daddy hasn't taken away her T-Bird, because these rings are fun, fun, fun. Check out the colourful world of Spain's La Vidriola (Pablo Nieto & Blanca Calabuig).


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Another candy ring (with scoop!) by the UK's GiraffesKiss.



Also admiring:

Ring-pop brooch by New York's Jazzelli Designs.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This isn't your grandmother's pearr...er...—scratch that, this isn't your mother's mother. No. I meant, this isn't your mother's pearls. That is, it's mother of pearl, not pearl of your mother, your mother's mother, or any other mother. But if you'd like it to be, just visit Japan's Kunimoto and ask for the "Jewel-3D Raden" collection.


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Double nest ring with black pearls by North Carolina's Linda Azar.



Also admiring:

"Nacre" earrings by Georgia's Olivia La Selva.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Let's pretend it's still sun-day! Above: "Sun Goddess" ring by California's Amy Waltz.


More sun rings by Illinois jeweller Avrocomy (Allison Jenetopulos).


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Black sun ring by Greek jeweller My Kosmima (Gianna Pappou).



Also admiring:

"Hot Stuff" cuff by Virginia's Drift/Riot.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Have an adorable weekend thanks to ringmyday (Chinese designer Qihui "Cheese" Chen).


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More cute stackable animals, this time in wood, by Bulgaria's Stefana Dineva.



Also admiring:

Cute plexijewels by UK-based iloveyoujewels.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Latvia's Jelizaveta Suska, based in Sweden.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brass and salt rings by Spain's Adriana Díaz H.


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"Salt" ring by South Africa's Of the Water Jewelry (Christina Van Der Merwe).



Also admiring:

Salt and pepper diamond earrings by California's Variance Objects (Nicole Rimedio).

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Voodoo.


Pineapples.


Ice cream.

All signs point to this jeweller hailing from somewhere with a warm climate, but it's actually the work of British jeweller Lee Renée.


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Double ice cream cone ring by California's Chloeography (Chloe Ching).



Also admiring:

Pineapple necklace by Lily Garden of France.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

The first piece above may not be a ring but I wanted to show how detailed some of Jen Ricketts' hand-pierced work can be as she recreates scenes from around England. Her silver skyline, created as a gift to Queen Elizabeth, should not be missed!


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Beefeater ring from the UK's Love Hearts & Crosses.



Also admiring:

London skyline necklace by the UK's Mona Mara.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

I'm very behind in posting this ring. How behind? An entire generation...

...of phone. What you're looking at is "The Galaxy Ring," created by UK-based Vann Kwok in collaboration with Samsung for the Galaxy S6 Edge.


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Vinaya's wearable tech ring also connects to your phone — via Bluetooth.



Also admiring:

Sense-enhancing wearable tech from Portugal's Lucas Teixeira.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Denmark's Annette Dam.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I've been sitting on these for almost a year hoping for some more info, but I can't wait any longer. Please just go and marvel at California's Concave Oblivion.


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Tooth ring by Australia's Renata Fojtikova.



Also admiring:

Orthodontic brace earrings by Maryland's Bracket Ears.





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