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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What a great example of elevating the everyday in a way that can be worn, well, every day (if only the elastic versions could last as long as silver and gold do). For more, including several interesting conceptual pieces, visit French artist Annie Sibert.

Monday, September 25, 2023

The weather is starting to turn chilly again, which means it's the perfect time for these cozy woolen rings by Japanese felt artist Keiko Mizoguchi.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Boro glass creations from the "Vessel" collection by Iran's Chaarhe (Helya Hatefi).

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Belgium's Kim Mee Hye uses fine materials in "playful and surprising" shapes, "highlighting the melodic nature of unexpected pairings."

Monday, September 18, 2023

South Korea's Oh Ju Yeon explores the "controlled clarity" of ratios and minimalist geometry.

Friday, September 15, 2023

These "Beehive" rings are the result of transforming a plane into something with three-dimensionality — "from plane to volume, from the simple to the complex, from the static to the dynamic"

For more, including the brooches above, see Argentina's Fruto

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Speaking (as I was yesterday) of going back to my earlier days... I liked collecting super bouncy balls as a kid, so these rings by French jeweller Elsa Bénott would've been THE perfect transition pieces from bouncy ball-collecting to ring-collecting. Too bad I'm just a few years late.

Above, another bouncy ball ring (plus others featuring more "favourite childhood textures") by the UK's Isabella Bedlington.

Monday, September 11, 2023

These really take me back to my earlier days when I was particularly obsessed with this style of acrylic ring. The industrial feel, the layers of transparent colour, the geometric shapes — everything I like is there in these rings by UK-based Dutch jeweller Ceciel van Oevelen.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Chile's Valeria Martínez Nahuel works in micromosaics and filigree as she "seek[s] to revalue the customs and traditions of the Mapuche people."

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Forget flowers — the thorns are where it's at with Germany's Pauline Schele.

Monday, September 4, 2023

A cluster of black hands (inspired by the old one-child policy) from China's Yuting Joy Du...

...a cluster of black glass bubbles from Ukraine's Katya Pryidan...

...and a cluster of black dragon scales from Israel's Own Studio (Efrat Weiss).

Friday, September 1, 2023

Whether it's candy wrappers or expanding foam, Indiana-based Grace Wallstead always brings something creative to the table. And then makes jewellery with it.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

'80s jingles-wise, Doublemint gum (which I just learned still exists) could never measure up to Big Red, but Pennsylvania's Maria Dimitroulakos upped the green gum's cool factor with this hollow form ring.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Check out UK-based Ellina Pollitt for eyecatching parametric designs that showcase her lasercutting prowess.

Friday, August 25, 2023

This emerald ring... from a series of illustrated gemstone jewellery... British-American artist Joanna Manousis, who primarily works in glass. Be sure to check out her gorgeous portfolio!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

I don't know her, and I've never met her, but sometimes you can just feel someone's personality through their jewellery.

For much more, including my personal favourite among her earrings (pictured above), visit New York's Laura Fortune.

Monday, August 21, 2023

When you hear "pearl ring," you probably don't picture this...

...or this...

...or this, which is the great thing about rings: so much variety in so little space. Pictured above are a solid mother-of-pearl ring by New York's Yam (Morgan Thomas), pearls on a silver frame by Japan's K (Kiyoka Terakawa) and double-sided pearl rings by Italy's Martina Turini.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Brazil's Camila Ligabue makes rings using some of that nation's famed agate, often in all its natural, full-sized glory.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Beauty is in the beholder of the Eyeba ring, designed by New York's Amanda Lee Maer Huang and made using prosthetic eyes from around the world.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Rings (and a couple of other pieces) from Chinese jeweller Qin Zhang (Leslye Zhang), featuring wire mesh and — in the white ring — recycled milk carton lids.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Behold these wearable cocktail and shot glasses by Switzerland's Benedict Haener! Now, if I could just figure out how to begrab a few...

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

It's a Bouquet Wednesday in porcelain with Italy's Nini Art Bijoux...

...South Korea's Dotori Ceramic Studio...

...and Spain's Tamadaba.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Four-finger rings by French jeweller Anne Milbeau.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Lili's, from Croatia, makes it easy to see why the combination of wood and resin is one of my very favourites.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Italy's Immago Jewels (Giorgio & Milena Graciotti) offer up a flora-and-fauna feast for the eyes.

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