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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Evan Sugerman, originally from California but now based in Paris, describes his line Parts of Four as "a meditation on form, material, and processes." Check out his jewellery descriptions to learn a bit about how the metals pieces are treated, joined together, or set with stones.

Bonus link:
Some more industrial-style rings from Japan's Custom Metal Works.

Also admiring:
"Industrial" cuffs by New York's Meraki Metals (Genne Laasko).

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When it comes to his embedded resin pieces, Turkey's İbrahim Toklucu takes the uncommon step of letting the embedded material dictate the shape of the ring. So, rather than a series of domes or circles, we get the organic forms shown above.

Bonus link:
Moss and flower resin ring by Ukraine's VyTvir (Natalie Sergei).

Also admiring:
Flowers-in-resin pendant by the UK's Hania Rzepka.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The metal, rather than the stone, takes literal centre stage in the "Meteora" rings by Toronto's Bread & Circus (Elisabetta Marrella). (Also pictured, at bottom, is the "Tiered Sparkler" ring.)

Bonus link:
Meteorite ring by Utah's Patrick Adair.

Also admiring:
Meteorite necklace by the UK's Jurassic Jewellery (Ian Barrett).

Friday, January 26, 2018

Chile's Rita Soto puts a modern touch on a traditional national craft: horsehair jewellery.

Bonus link:
Horsehair ring by Denmark's Christina R. Smith.

Also admiring:
Pewter horse pendant by California's le animalé (Laura Johnston).

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Lueur (Aya Kondo).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Go from snowy peaks to tropical isles to somewhere in between with Russia's Maple.

Bonus link:
Mountain ring by BC's Scenic Route Collection (Brittani Buettner).

Also admiring:
Palm tree necklace by Poland's Jooli.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Cubist Embrace" and "Puzzle" rings by Minnesota's Bernie Thompson.

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Puzzle rings by Spain's Valkiria.

Also admiring:
Coin puzzle pendants by the UK's Campsodella (Joanna Hallatt).

Monday, January 22, 2018

The gold and diamonds say "serious." The dots say something else. Rings by New York's A.M. Thorne (Ashley Thorne).

Bonus link:
Dotted stacking ring by Georgia's Ringcrush (Elizabeth Bailey Christenbury Lehrer).

Also admiring:
"Gold Knot" necklace by the UK's Hannah Hayhurst.

Friday, January 19, 2018

While the rings are certainly eye-catching, the real stars of this resin jewellery collection are the pendants (also shown above), which are double-sided and re-configurable because they are [insert drum roll] magnetic. To see more, visit the UK's Angelina Jane (Angelina Mouyiaris).

Bonus link:
Magnetic wood and resin ring by the UK's Clare Kilgour.

Also admiring:
Resin, magnet, ceramic and wood brooch by Missouri's Bobby Tso.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Hee-ang Kim.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You don't always need a full serving of gemstone — sometimes, just a slice will do. Tourmaline slice rings by Japan's Mimicha (Fira L. Ezawa).

Bonus link:
Tourmaline slice ring by California's Gabby Bella (Gabby Lardizabal-Bray).

Also admiring:
Tourmaline slice earrings by DC's Mallory Shelter.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Austria's Susanne Blin gives a fun look to her jewellery — either that or I've been spending too much time on the Faces in Things Twitter page.

Bonus link:
Eye ring by Maine's Betsy Lewis.

Also admiring:
Faceless geometric torso brooch by the UK's Rosita Bailey-Rosse.

Monday, January 15, 2018

New York's Diaboli Kill (Angie Marei) delivers just what you'd expect out of a name like that: lots of black, a little danger, and even a dash of something Vader-esque.

Bonus link:
"Noir" ring by the Netherlands' F.A.T. Design.

Also admiring:
Black acrylic earrings by Brazil's Ápice Studio (Lorena Viana).

Friday, January 12, 2018

My first resin fix of 2018 comes courtesy of the UK's Gem Lettuce (Kaz Evans) — and it is just what I needed.

Bonus link:
Watermelon resin by Australia's Resinating.

Also admiring:
Resin brooch by Colombia's Ecotr3nd.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Georgia-based Kaitlyn Taylor.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

These rings are definitely not square.

For a fun time, check out the UK's Little Moose.

Bonus link:
More fun lasercut acrylic from Montreal's Atelier Numéro 3.

Also admiring:
Lasercut earrings by Montreal's Lilipop.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

3D-printed "Fiber" rings by UK-based Russian designer Evgeniia Balashova, whose beautiful collection is all about undulating shapes, ombré colour and sweeping lines. Don't miss her brooches and necklaces!

Bonus link:
More 3D-printed nylon from Germany's Andrea Blaschke.

Also admiring:
3D-printed necklace by Winter Hill (Vanessa Templeman of Massachusetts).

Monday, January 8, 2018

Time to ring in the new year (a week after the fact, but it's all good) with a literal cocktail ring from whimsical Chinese jeweller YV Min.

Bonus link:
Martini cocktail ring by Ritzy Couture (Rhode Island's Esme Hecht).

Also admiring:
Cocktail necklace by Georgia's Dazzle Me Happy
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