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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.


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"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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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The motifs come from roughly the 32nd parallel in the U.S. The jewellery comes from Mademoiselle Céladon in France.


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Succulent ring by the UK's Lottie of London (Clare Lewis).


Also admiring:

Cactus necklaces by Toronto's Honey Thistle.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The "Noh" collection from Seattle's Ink Metal (T.S. Wittelsbach) features figures from Jaapnese mythology and theatre — including the kappa that lends its name to the cucumber roll you get at your favourite sushi place.


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Daikon flower ring in urushi lacquer by Japan's Urushi Kobo · Hashizume.


Also admiring:

Porcelain necklace by Yoko Okuno of Japan's Okunotobo.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Almost any cute critter you can imagine can be found at Hong Kong's Dotoly.


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Horse head ring by Hong Kong's Vulcan Jewelry (Desmond Chan).


Also admiring:

Tiger hoop earrings from the UK's Mica Peet.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Rhode Island's Toby Milgrim repurposes a highly common object and makes it look cool and modern. Know what it is?


Does this help?


Write on. It's pens.


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Pencil shaving ring by Spain's Luz Camino.


Also admiring:

Vintage pen nib earrings from UK calligraphy shop Penman Direct.

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Thursday, May 25, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Linda al-Assi.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The clean angles and lines of Japan's Luxu (Yuka Tanaka).


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"Blueprint" metal diamond rings by California's Neutra.


Also admiring:

Rose gold diamond-shaped earrings by Greek jeweller Bijou Box.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From halfasaurases...

...to barnacles, botanicals, UFO onigiri (you'll have to see for yourself) and a certain republican also-ran, check out Seattle's Nina Matsumoto. (No relation. I mean, I am related to a Nina Matsumoto. Just not this one.)


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"Little Fred the Dinosaur" ring by California's Lady Cromer (April Cromer).


Also admiring:

Brontosaurus necklace by Maine's Turtle Love Co.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

When I read about the inspiration behind this "strength" ring, it made so much sense. And I had so much sympathy. Visit Georgia-based Floridian Cassidy Terry for various metalwork, including this series inspired by — ouch — chronic knee pain.


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Painful looking spike ring by Estonia's Merle Kasonen.


Also admiring:

Cosmetic "Surgery Junkies" series by the UK's Maryam Eftekhar Dadkhah.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Georgia-based Chuzhan Du "has an inseparable relationship with her Chinese heritage" and "uses the fragments from found objects in her work to convey emotional attachment and as metaphor to interpret the perception of memory."

Don't miss her porcelain pieces, which are some of the nicest fragment jewellery I've seen.


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Porcelain ring by Zhou Yiyan of France.


Also admiring:

Porcelain cuff by Australia's Ichimu (Fiona McDonald).

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Thursday, May 18, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: California's COZO.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Germany's Anja Schneeweiss is inspired by math and science; the ring above is from the microscopy-inspired collection "Mikrostruktur."

And she's also inspired by whales! Check out her site for Penrose tiling, Italian roof tiling, and more (some of which are on the German portion of her site only).


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Cellular "Gossamer" ring by Ireland's Elena Brennan.


Also admiring:

"Neurofibrillary Tangles" necklace by Spain's Neuro Jewelry (Professor Bernardo Castellano).

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Germany's Attinello (Jana Voll) is about "time as creator" — the rings are visualizations of moments in time. Visit the site for more.


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Personalized date ring by Toronto's Dream Willow Studio.


Also admiring:

"Time Past" necklace by Toronto's Silver by Smith (Ron Smith).

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Raw, electroformed gems by Washington state jeweller Jeana Rushton, aka The Fox and Stone, a world traveller inspired by "raw, unkempt pieces of earth."


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Raw tourmaline ring by Oregon's Wallis Reid.


Also admiring:

Raw tourmaline necklace by Brazil's Sandra Manin Frias.

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Friday, May 12, 2017


I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something super fun about the work of New York-based Sena Huh. Do yourself a favour and check out her entire gallery!


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Hand rings from South Korea's BK & JIO.


Also admiring:

Ceramic fingers necklace by Montreal's Stéphanie Goyer-Morin.

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Thursday, May 11, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Ching-Hui Yang.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Different shades and shapes of silver from Croatia's ZiZou Jewelry (Zdravka Radić).


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Square ring with oxidized centre by California's Christy Natsumi.


Also admiring:

Coiled & oxidized earrings by Massachusetts' Melle Finelli.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scarab beetles...

...muskrat teeth...

...and mouse spines: all in a day's work for New Jersey-based Luci Jockel. If you're not squeamish about bumblebees strung up like pearls on a necklace, cicada shell pins or "lace" made from hundreds of bee wings, this artist is a must-see!


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"Lucky Lucane" beetle ring by French jeweller Sylvie Corbelin.


Also admiring:

Scarab necklace by Israel's ByYaeli (Yael Donenfeld).

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Monday, May 8, 2017

This ring merely hints at what you'll see if you visit Spain's Li Jewels, who's all about graphic, cut out metal and porcelain.


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Speaking of rings with cutouts, here's one from the UK's Marina Skia.


Also admiring:

Hand-pierced pendant by Australia's Kate Case.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Acrylic is my ASMR trigger. Today's tingles brought to you by Poland's H-II Jewellery.


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Plexiglas (and bamboo) rings by Belgium's Kono & Orca (Joyce Stijnen).


Also admiring:

Ombre perspex bangle by fabulous UK fashion designer Kitty Joseph.

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Thursday, May 4, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Pennsylvania's Jillian Matthews.


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Although I gravitated toward the few coloured pieces, Argentinian jeweller Cecilia Pont's resin collection features mostly neutral tones of black, white and brown — all in nice, faceted chunks.


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Faceted silver ring by Israel's MERCe (Mercedes Gazzano Ashkenazi).


Also admiring:

Faceted ceramic earrings by Vancouver-based Slade Goods (Carly Slade & Meghan Mousouliotis).

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lithuania's Mellow Wear (Melita Rus) isn't concerned with "the number of the carats" but with building lasting experiences. Visit her site to check out the full range.


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Silver wrench ring by Florida's Evyral.


Also admiring:

Wrench earrings from California's Enchanted Leaves.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

What's the difference between these rings and clouds? Clouds have silver linings — these are lined with wood.

Check out Argentina's Rösler for sleek bands in titanium, concrete, Corian, wood and more.


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Colour-lined titanium bands by Massachusetts' Romas Banaitis.


Also admiring:

Titanium pendant by Toronto's Grey Metal Designs, not to be confused with Gray Metal.





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