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Monday, April 22, 2019

I've seen many a wave ring but these crashing waves might be a first. Check out Russia's DriftLand, who infuses the energy of the sea into her glass pieces.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hungary's Tengely Nóra plays with rigid chains...

...and malleable plastic.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Amniótica (María Mallo).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rings in cast glass by Costa Rica's Caterina Fuscaldo. If you like things that are rainbow-coloured, as Roy G. Biv is my witness, you will want to visit her site.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Twofer Tuesday: facets in two-tone metal and 3D-printed nylon by Polish jewellers Alina Filimoniuk (top) and Unikke Design (bottom).

Monday, April 15, 2019

No matter what time of year it is, you can have a Midwinter engagement thanks to Delaware's Caelen and Samantha Bird.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Japan's Nerukom finds a way to make fragile, transparent glass into something dark and menacing.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Israel's Noga Mazover.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

I like the particularly crisp, clean facets on these rings by Romania's Twisted Twigs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Russia's Alisa Letsius "love[s] working with juicy colours." Needless to say, her gallery is off the hook.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Super hot: "Boiling Point" ring by the Ukraine's Pinigin (Igor Pinigin).

Friday, April 5, 2019

Slovenia's Isla Clay (Martina Zalig) combines black lines and pastel colours to create (what I consider) ceramic expression of happiness. Most of her work focuses on pendants and earrings, so go check them out!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Maarja Niinemägi.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Check out the intriguingly-named Sunset Yogurt (Italy's Cosima Montavoci) for eyes, teeth and other body parts — glass body parts, that is.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Porcupine quill rings by Michigan's Tashina Lee Emery (whose Native name is Misianaquadikwe, meaning "clearing of the sky cloud woman" in Ojibwe). The quills she uses are from "Native American art originating from pre-colonial times."

Monday, April 1, 2019

Moebius rings and more from Brazil's Joana Vasconcello Prudente.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Take a good look — can you see the inspiration? These rings by China's Yu-Chu Huang were inspired by (and made of the same material as) contact lenses!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Frozen Ocean.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This ring brought to you by Mountain Dew #notanad

Finland's Upcycle with Jing (Jing Wang) turns pop bottles and other plastics into lovely wearables.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Metalwork by Latvia's Valdis Brože, some with a Gaudí-esque quality...

...and some less so.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Gregory Grozos of Cyprus makes highly-detailed miniature rings (and other pieces), many with a steampunk theme. That art studio, though! My awe is in inverse proportion.

Friday, March 22, 2019

3D-printed "GeMolecule" rings by Israel's BE Jewelry (Bar Elias), inspired by the molecular structure of precious stones.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Sumiko Hattori.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Oozing, squeezing, bulging pieces from the UK's Emma Morris, who's "exploring pressure forms + tactile objects."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

These faceted wooden rings with copper, brass or even burnt accents are just to my taste. Even more so are the pieces with muted polymer clay inlays, which you can see by visiting South Africa's Dor+Kie (husband and wife team Andre & Diana James).

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday mood? Would it help to know this jeweller also has a collection devoted to chickens? Visit Germany-based Doliner (Gili Doliner) to see.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The layers in these acrylic "Disappearing Act" rings "appear to morph from opaque to transparent as [they] move, creating a mesmerizing effect." And if you think that's mesmerizing, wait 'til you see the rest of Bold Standard, an awesome collection of acrylic and wood jewellery by North Carolina's Kathleen Grebe; also pictured above is a bracelet for a sneak peek.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: "Spirit of Capitalism" by Estonia's Rita-Livia Erikson.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pastels and asymmetric angles from the UK's Indigo Aana (Stevie Adams).

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Metalwork in shibuichi, silver and gold by Italy's Brunella Alfinito, who has several interesting collections on her site.

Monday, March 11, 2019

"Squishy Gem" by the UK's Alice Royston.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Kinetic and acrylic? These are the bestest. Check out China's Joyce Yuan Ruan.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Soma Jewellery (Sofia Halik).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Rings from "Cinders" by New Zealand-based Dutch jeweller Nina van Duijnhoven. Her inspiration was a quote from Viktor Frankl: "What is to give light must endure burning."

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

For this bird phobe, disembodied beaks are somehow twice as terrifying as the whole creature. With trembling hands, I present Japan's Parakee (Chihiro Sakaguchi).

Monday, March 4, 2019

Herkimer diamonds (which are actually quartz), other gems and some nice two-tone metals from Hong Kong's ShanHo Jewelry.

Friday, March 1, 2019

I love how these look not-too-sweet despite being all shades of pastel. Porcelain rings above by South Korea's Ring by Riing (Hyerin Lee).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Italy's RiVa Jewels (Allegra Pazienti).

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ceramic rings by Denmark's Mette Ravn, who sees the funnel as "a symbol that the imperfect and 'unwanted' is unique and beautiful."

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A little spin on Italian furniture design by jeweller Flora Sica. Visit her site for plenty more jewellery in several diverse styles.

Monday, February 25, 2019

A porcelain potpourri today, including Australia's Made by VA...

...Thailand's NP Ceramic Art...

...and the Ukraine's Nataliya Businka.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Who knew a Zeppelin could be so wearable? Romania's Andreia Popescu did!

Tons more to see on her site, including this "A-TOPIC" series inspired by the Pascalian notion that "man is but a reed."

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Sandra Zinkute.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

If you like this "Taj Mahal" ring but wish the portion sizes were larger, wait 'til you see the "Spice Master" bracelet. Visit California's Aditi Lakhtakia.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New look, same old site! I've done a long-overdue redesign so please excuse any weird formatting issues that might pop up :)

A sampling of work from Georgia-based Farzaneh Nozari, who lends a fragile quality to metal.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Concrete rings by Germany's Ortogonale.

Friday, February 15, 2019

While it almost goes without saying that I love these glass rings...

...I'm also smitten with the glass "lace" earrings. Check out Australia's Ota Glass Studio (Masa & Maho Ota).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Candy Store.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

This Swedish designer recycles computer components into wearable pieces.

That is, when she's not busy working on her other line of hollow glass jewellery! Visit Celine Strömbäck and Reset Jewellery for more.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Royal Antique" rings by Turkey's Deglation (Ezgi Okur & Görken Kizilçağlayan, who also run Naif Company).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Lucite, pure and simple, from Toronto's Corey Moranis.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Spain's Nicolas Estrada makes gorgeous pieces out of hand-carved quartz, wood, tagua and other natural materials. Check out his gallery for more, including some cool skull intaglios.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Mizuki Takahashi.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

After yesterday's sweetness, a little salt for balance: rings made of "copper wire, salt water and time" by Spain's Gerdacita Osohormiguero

She also has several tardigrades!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

I like that this ring not only looks like sugar, it feels like sugar, with its candy-like pastel accents. Resin "Sugar" ring by Japan's Ayuko Sakurai.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Rings by Hugo Yeung...

...and Belinda Chang, founders of Hong Kong's Obellery Jewellery Studio.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Where can you get the whimsical...

...the botanical...

...the mechanical...

...and the nautical all in one place? Italy's Futuro Remoto (Gianni de Benedittis). This isn't even the half of it, so do yourself a favour and go check it out.

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