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Friday, June 30, 2017

Sweden's Charlotta Lindvall ponders our place in the universe with pieces like "Our Golden Origin," "I Hold the Universe in My Hand" and "TimeSpace" (all pictured above), while reminding us that "we are all made of stardust."

Bonus link:
"Jupiter" ring by Italy's Lil.

Also admiring:
"My Home" globe ring by Germany's Linie-C (Christina Pott).

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: New Zealand-raised, Australia-based Jo Hawley.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spanish jeweller Catalina D'Anglade is in a New York state of mind.

Bonus link:
"Empire State" ring by New York's Aeriell Herrera.

Also admiring:
"New York" necklace by California's Seoul Little (Charlotte Park).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

If you think this is great...

...just wait 'til you see what else she does with books and paper. Do yourself a favour and visit Spain's Malena Valcárcel.

Bonus link:
Colourful paper ring by Italy's Colla Carta Creo (Barbara Brandimarte).

Also admiring:
Black paper "books" by Japan's Mirei Takeuchi.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Northskull is a UK brand "with a focus on creating contemporary pieces that add a stylish element to the attire of the modern man." But they'll fit any non-man who wears size 10/11.

Bonus link:
"Black Tie" (see the negative space) by UK-based Sasha Jewellery (Alexandra Afanasyeva).

Also admiring:
Necktie necklace by Maryland's The Silver Swann.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today's resin d'être by France-based Japanese jeweller Kei Tomiyama.

Bonus link:
Resin marble rings by Japan's Covolla.

Also admiring:
Resin necklace by Germany's Doo (Vera Scharpf & Nina Raitano).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Joanne Tan.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

For not-ordinary shapes...

...and not-ordinary styling, visit Thailand's Porshz (Atthakrisna Vannason).

Bonus link:
Fluid, sculptural ring by Thailand's Mono by Neskoon.

Also admiring:
Sloth necklace by Thailand's Glorikami.

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).

Bonus link:
Tree ring by Wisconsin native Alissa Marie Fedor.

Also admiring:
Lasercut plywood reindeer brooch by Italy's Elisa Vendramin.

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.

Bonus link:
Dandelion ring with clear rock crystal from Italy's Chantecler.

Also admiring:
Acrylic bangles by California's Joogii (Diogo & Juliette Felippelli).

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.

Bonus link:
"Happy" ring from South Korea's AppleLatte.

Also admiring:
"Mr. Happy Pill" pin by Oregon's Little Arrow (Bri Bulski).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Xenia Walschikow.

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.

Bonus link:
Halo ring by North Carolina's Blydesign (Katie Bly).

Also admiring:
Earrings by the UK's Halo & Co.

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!).

Bonus link:
More interesting minimalism from Japan's Minnin (Koji Miyamoto).

Also admiring:
"Lil' Constellation" staple earrings by Seattle's Cosmic Twin.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Face it: it's a ring... and earrings, by Spain's Die Motte (Astrid Schweitzer & Anel Rinat).

Bonus link:
"Why So Serious" ring from the UK's Talia Naomi.

Also admiring:
Face earrings by Arizona's Gild the Lily.

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.

Bonus link:
"Angel Wings" ring from Indonesia's Don Biu.

Also admiring:
Winged rabbit brooch by Toronto's Mindham Fine Jewellery.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Margit Jäschke.

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).

Bonus link:
"Emptiness" ring by New York's Brooklyn Smithy (JC Ortiz).

Also admiring:
Empty frame necklace by Michigan's tru.che (Stevie Koerner).

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.

Bonus link:
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.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ocean-inspired rings by Poland's By Jewellery, including coral, waves and seasnails.

Bonus link:
"Wave" ring by Prince Edward Island's Jeanette Walker.

Also admiring:
Wave necklace by Hawaii's Leighton Lam.

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!

Bonus link:
"Nutmeg" ring by Belgium's Gumuchian.

Also admiring:
Marjoram earrings by California jeweller / landscape designer Ketti Kupper.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Freda Cheung.

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