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Friday, December 20, 2013

And just like that, the blog is sewn up for the year!

This will be my last post until January, so say goodbye to 2013 but hello to Germany's Geschmeide Unter Teck (Isabell Kiefhaber).

Have a fantastic New Year and see you back here in twenty-fourteen!

Bonus link: don't let a late December birthday get lost in the holiday shuffle! Treat a Capricorn to her birthstone, like this mini turquoise ring from UK jeweller Papermetal (Julie Bailey, currently based in France).

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

One final Five in a Flash for 2013, "Five Golden Rings" edition, starting with this amazing and award-winning fishing reel by Angel Ring (Japanese jeweller Takeshi Uchida).

"Vampire Bite" by London's Kasun.

"No Tears" by Leyla Cemal, also from London.

"J'aime Moi" (front & back) by Hong Kong's Carmen Chan.

Two-finger perspex ring by Portugal's Whittle.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's just bask in the ice-cold glow of these frosted plexiglas rings by Doru Dumitrescu.

The Romanian jeweller also does gorgeous work with wood. Once you're in the galleries, be sure to click each photo for even more and more photos.

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For more frosted (or clear) acrylic, check out Pennsylvania's Acrylic Ice Jewelry (Maria Varnalis).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sometimes, it feels like Christmas is a whole season in itself — a "Fifth Season," if you will, which is also the name of this collection by South Korea's Heejoo Kim.

Bonus link:
if the season you most long for is summer, you can either move south of the equator or get yourself this little "sunshine" ring from the "Sun After Sun" collection by Japan's LiniE.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

On one hand, I'm excited. On the other, I'm falling into a hypnotic drowse. So confused.

Check out some mesmerizing lines in powder-coated steel from UK jeweller Atushi Verma.

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Catherine Hendy also has lines, but she gives them to you straight (and sometimes arced). The London jeweller creates kinetic pieces based on architectural themes.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

A heaping helping of grains from Edinburgh's Han-Chieh Chuang, whose "Grain" rings are part of a larger collection based on traditional farming in her native Taiwan.

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This ring resembles a grain more associated with the Americas: corn! Ring by Austria's Donauluft (Viktoria Luftensteiner), who works with seed beads.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

These carved Chinese jade rings aren't.

What they are: soap! Ephemeral jewellery by UK-based Yuan Huang.

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For actual jade, see London-based South Korean jeweller Anes Kim, who "invigorat[es] jade through the use of leather in a contemporary way and with a wild combination of materials."

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Imagine a world where Guns & Ammo were a fashion magazine. Until then, we have UK designer Naomi Alice Brown.

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For a little medieval weaponry, check out this tri-flail ring from California's Jagger Edge. They also also have bullet jewellery, if you prefer.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Not just something to write home about, but something to write home about with: graphite ring from "Primordial Lines" by California artist Hilary Sanders.

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If you're in the mood for some colourful language, maybe you should go with these pencil crayon rings by German designer Elena Hanis.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Some gorgeous organic rings from the "Kelp," "Seaweed" and "Blossom" collections by UK jeweller Sarah Brown.

Bonus link:
Saskatchewan's Clair Ashley has more sea-themed jewellery in silver, featuring fish, boats, anchors and more.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Some blackened blooms to close out the week, courtesy of Belarusian jeweller Nastassia Aleinikava.

Visit her site for lots of art jewellery, including metal medals and resin residences.

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Here's another bloom — or is it a butterfly? Japan's Gulabi thinks it could be either. The ring was inspired by the desire to wear an illustration.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

You don't have to leave the house to enjoy the view. Above, "Coastline" rings by New York's Esther Fell.

Mountain ring by Tanuki Jewelry, also in New York.

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These rings look like craggy mountain ranges that wrap around your finger! From the "Craftophilia" series by Israeli jeweller Amir Friedman.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's a mid-week Five in a Flash, double-finger edition! First up is this "Tribal" ring by Montreal's Julie Verfaillie.

Ring inspired by a certain "childhood brick" (available in many colours) from California's C+.

Arrow ring by Colorado's Red Bench (Jackie Barr).

Simple copper from Turkey's Senay Sahin.

Love/hate double-sided double ring from Australia's OST-accessories.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I like the somber tone of these branching rings by Israel's Sivan Lotan. Well, except for the first one — that ring's more like, "HEY GUYS, LET'S DO THIS THING! WOOO!" Which I also like.

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Here are some more branching rings, this time from the "Coral Branch" collection by Singapore's My Vintage Jewel Box (Ryn Tang).

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Monday, December 2, 2013

The simplest ring can evoke the biggest reaction. One look and you can't help but imagine hammering that nail in — and then cringing at the result! For many more interesting pieces, check out New York's Simone Paasche.

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for more nail rings, plus pyramids, arrows, and more, visit Los Angeles jeweller SenseSense (Isis Jara).

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