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Friday, April 21, 2017

A glimpse into the making...

...of these Corian rings by Estonia's Viktorija Domarkaite.


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The making of a horn ring by BC's Stephanie Ferguson.


Also admiring:

Upcycled Corian dahlia pendant by Florida's Mark Noll.

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Thursday, April 20, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: India's Material Immaterial.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

True black and synthetic diamonds from Masonara, founded by two Russian designers living in Thailand.


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Carbon and diamond rings from Denmark's C6 (Anne Cohen).



Also admiring:

"Dark Opulence" from Singapore's Ariel. C, inspired by oil spills.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The combo of resin and wood is having a moment. Today's is brought to you by Brazil's Tanile Maria.


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More from Russia's Geppetto Jewelry.



Also admiring:

Pencil crayon earrings by Quebec's Isabelle Lamontagne.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

This isn't the first teapot ring we've seen, but it could be the first one that's fully functional — and that comes with a miniature teabag!

All metalwork above by Rhode Island's Rebecca Schena.


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Mad Hatter tea party ring by Ça perle et papote! of France.


Also admiring:

"Tea for Two" necklaces by New Jersey's Molly Glitz.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

On a walk along the water last weekend, we encountered a man making giant bubbles with a large string wand. And watching angrily as they floated away was a feisty pre-school aged girl, head tilted skyward, yelling that she wanted to burst one with her hands. I think she would like these rings by Japan's Michi Suzuki (but I wouldn't trust her with them).


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"Seafoam" ring by Seattle's Lolide (Lori Linkous Devine).


Also admiring:

"Penumbra" by New York's Gotham Atelier (E. Andrea Shiman).

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Thursday, April 13, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Tashizan + Note (Tomoe Jogo).


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Five in a Flash: Twice as Nice
Above: "Colourfull [sic] Geometry" two-finger ring by Hungary's Natalia Antunovity.


"Til Death Do Us Part" (with hand-carved antler) by L.A.'s Monica Seggos.


Wearable health tracker ring by New York product designer Jordan Wu.


Half skull ring by Quebec's Mathieu Roy.


"Harwood" ring by Vancouver's Sorrel & Trace (Sage MacGillivray).


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How meta.

Making rings is no skin off her back — or her finger. Check out the "Human" series from Slovenia's Aleksandra Atanasovski, featuring silver imprinted with a familiar organ.


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Anatomical heart ring by Montreal's Lost Apostle.


Also admiring:

"DuoSkin" temporary tattoo interface cuffs from Taiwanese engineer Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Organic shapes and carved textures from Portugal-based Brazilian jeweller Juliana Bezerra — and I want every single piece.


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Tons more organic silver from Belgium's Katrien Cambré.


Also admiring:

Organic silver necklace by Sweden's Klara Brynge.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

These bright, blooming "I'm Here" rings are like springtime announcing itself. Japan's Asami Watanabe made them out of straws, but she also works with resin, metal and more.


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Silver-plated plastic straw ring by well-known Dutch designer Gijs Bakker.


Also admiring:

Plastic straw hives by Norway's Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud.

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Thursday, April 6, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Sang A (Sang A Im-Propp).


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It's not déjà vu — not exactly, anyway. These cotton candy rings are brought to us by Paul et Martin, a collaboration between the aforementioned Martijntje Cornelia (Martine Poot) and German jeweller Sybille Paulsen, who works with hair (and whose solo work is well worth visiting, as well!).


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Horse hair rings by Germany's Silberschweif (Karin Erichsen).


Also admiring:

Ponytail necklace by Israel's Mizyan (Hanan Massalha).

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

At the UK's Ruby Spirit Designs, "vintage images, ephemera and broken treasures are salvaged and repurposed to form a quirky, wearable collection."


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Japan's Ivy makes pretty pieces that look like vintage heirlooms.


Also admiring:

The UK's Susan Caplan sells both her own line and designer vintage.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

From Castanea sativa to Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Slovenian jeweller Maja Licul's rings aren't merely inspired by "plants" — they're specific in their inspiration. Species-ific, if you will.


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Live grass ring by Australia's Clare Poppi.


Also admiring:

Sprouting seeds brooch by Australia's Fiona Lu.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Coat hangers and paper clips: the things that keep us organized can now keep us adorned thanks to the UK's Affiyette (Julia Neill).


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Safety pin ring, with diamonds, by New York's Skyler Man.


Also admiring:

Hanging shirts earrings by Japan's Keiko Hinachi.

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Thursday, March 30, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Italy's Albero de Vita (Stefano Vio, now based in New Hampshire).


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I used to think I preferred translucent resin but these opaque marbled beauties are making me doubt myself. WHO AM I EVEN? I can at least tell you who the jeweller is: Germany's Edna Mo.


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More teal resin from Australia's Marcus Foley.


Also admiring:

Resin neckpiece by North Carolina's Margaret Yaukey.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New York jeweller Xiao Wang's "Ice Cream Candy" collection was inspired by tattoos and manga and looks like a wearable fairytale.


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More cutouts from Italy's Ottavia Marchesi.


Also admiring:

Leaf cuff by the UK's Emma Leonard.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Israel's Ilan Garibi is an absolute master of origami...

...whose artistry extends far beyond jewellery. Definitely check out his entire gallery!


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Hand-folded silver sheet ring by Germany's Fritz & Rose.


Also admiring:

Origami-inspired necklace by the UK's Alyssa Smith.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Adventures in enamel from Portugal's Leão Jewelry (Maria Leão Torres).

While you're visiting, make sure to check out her other collections, too.


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Enamel ring by the UK's Katherine Reekie.


Also admiring:

"Porifera" enamel brooch by the UK's Sophie Warringham.

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Thursday, March 23, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Montreal's Mlle Guillaume (Aurélie Guillaume).


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

After the Tudor House, a Wrong Turn, and then Driving in Circles — if you have a poor sense of direction, you may be especially interested in the jewellery (and the names of said jewellery) of Maryland's Jessica Searfino.


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Compass rose ring by California's DeMer Jewelry.


Also admiring:

Map silhouette necklaces by California's The Hometown Haven.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The rugged good looks of New York's Erika Dray.


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"Dans la Roche" rings by Barcelona-based French jeweller Emilie Bliguet.


Also admiring:

Galena cuff by Oregon's Dea Dia (Jessica Lawson).

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Go face-to-face with UK jeweller/sculptor Joy Bonfield Colombara, aka Joy B.C.


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Arcimboldo-inspired face ring by Italy's Mattioli.



Also admiring:

Pendant by California's Creepy Cameos.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Inspired by "spout-strainers, miniatures and basket-weaving," Dutch jeweller Maja Houtman puts in painstaking work — but the results are more than worthwhile.


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Woven ring by EnVerre et Contrefil (French jeweller Marilia Schetrite).


Also admiring:

Basket pendant by the UK's theweerobin.

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Thursday, March 16, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: New Mexico's Oropopo.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Whether it's these brass rings...

...or these rings of silver, Georgia-based Chinese designer Eason Gao creates pieces that make you want to see more.


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Simple brass rings by Italy's Metal & Grete (Grete Bottamedi).


Also admiring:

Brass spike necklace from Washington's Junghwa (Amy Stewart).

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Some eye-catching rings from Thailand's Gianna, with photography to match.


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Another handpiece from Toronto's Dolorous (Danielle Singer).


Also admiring:

Waterfall ear cuffs by by New York's Meredith Kahn.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Find these mirrored glass rings and much more by visiting New York's Biba Schutz, who makes "objects for the body, creating a place of mystery, dimension, fluidity and intrigue."


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Found mirror glass ring by Jennifer Mae Hermann of Texas.


Also admiring:

Glass earrings by Japan's Black Coffee (Yuriko Akashi).

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Some resemble the sculptures of Henry Moore. Others looks like a waterfall frozen mid-cascade. All can be found by visiting Italian opalists (is that a word?) AQA, brothers Sergio and Stefano Spivach.


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Opal ring by California's B.C.E. Jewelry (Becca Cass).


Also admiring:

Raw opal earrings by Michigan's Pebble & Stone (Alicia Molin).

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Thursday, March 9, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Toolally.


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do you find yourself swooning at those colours? It could be because they're dip-dyed 3D-printed "Vertigo" rings by Italy's Valeria D'annibale.


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Black 3D-printed ring by Australia-based Italian duo W230 Studio.


Also admiring:

White 3D-printed pendant by Tennessee's Charles Stevens.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Paging Gil Grissom... "Hidden Depths" is a collection inspired by criminal investigations. Find out more by visiting the UK's Rebecca Blakeway.


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"Partners in Crime" ring by Australia's Felicity at Large.


Also admiring:

Handcuff earrings by New York's Maria Tash.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Gaugin, Mondrian and Munch are just some of the great artists to whom Italy's Palmiero pays homage in gold and precious stones.


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"Frida Kahlo" rings by the UK's Persy (Yaniv Persy).



Also admiring:

"Ode to Kandinsky" necklace by Minnesota's The Verdant Edge (Laura Luepke).

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The sight of sleek acrylic does for me what I imagine a long drag on a cigarette does for some others. Let Czech jeweller Katerina Reich light up your weekend.


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Acrylic heart ring by the UK's Factory Floor Jewels (Kate Stewart).


Also admiring:

"Lingonberry" acrylic cuff by Memories of Sweden.

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Thursday, March 2, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Sweden's Lina Lundberg.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I love the carved work of Denmark's JR Smith (Josefine Rønsholt Smith), whose every piece has just the right amount of edge and looks like it'd belong in an art deco version of Antony & Cleopatra.


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Carved "fat snake" ring by Sweden's All Blues.



Also admiring:

Gemstone carvings by New York's Naomi Sarna.





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