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Friday, June 29, 2018

As if I weren't wild enough about these animal rings, they donate "a percentage from each sale to various wildlife organizations and sanctuaries." There's tons more to see, so go check out New Jersey's VvILK.

Bonus link:
Lion head ring by Russia's Voronart (Nikolay Vorobyov).

Also admiring:
Hippo necklace by Philadelphia's Stone Cooper (Katherine Sliclen).

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Dutch artist Koen Jacobs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As much as I love these rings, it's the earrings and necklaces where her distinct style really shines, so go check out the polymer clay creations of Wazo Designs (Minnesota's Lindsay Locatelli).

Bonus link:
Polymer clay ring by California's Flowerleaf Studio (Jocelyn Pryor).

Also admiring:
Polymer clay earrings by Australia's On the Dot Designs (Emily Deneys).

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Insect wings, sunflower seeds, a drop of natural resin: just some of the twelve pieces that make up "Preziosi di Natura," a collection by Italy's CosMonique (Costanza Macrì & Monica Candido).

Bonus link:
Real butterfly ring by Debra's Divine Designs (Ontario's Debra Jeffries).

Also admiring:
Real (coloured) cicada wing earrings by Japan's Yuka Tohira.

Monday, June 25, 2018

There was a time, not too long ago, I couldn't go two days without seeing a fawn or bird ring. The UK's Roz Buehrlen is making me think those times should come back.

Bonus link:
Deer ring by Yolanda C. (Florida-based Taiwanese metal artist Yolanda Chih-Jou Chiu).

Also admiring:
Visit Czeck shop Jelenì and you'll never want for deer again.

Friday, June 22, 2018

She calls these "Bento" rings but they're more like [Japanese pun alert] "Osashi" rings, amirite?

For these and more, check out the UK's Rachel Butlin.

Bonus link:
Fruit-pick rings from Japan's Delijoy.

Also admiring:
Paper bento brooch by Japan's Totecoco.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: French/Ivorian studio Ohiri.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New York-based LuvMyJewelry has some fine jewellery with a sense of fun.

Bonus link:
Logo ring from New York's POW!! Skateboards.

Also admiring:
Comic-style necklaces from Glitter Paradise of France.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I have, somehow, gone over a month without a porcelain ring on this blog. Here to remedy that situation is Romania's Jasmin Blanc (Erika Iozsa).

Bonus link:
Kerstin Gustafson of Minnesota's Petrichor TileWorks couldn't resist making a ring or two.

Also admiring:
Porcelain earrings by Toronto's The Otter Potter (Leora Israel).

Monday, June 18, 2018

Some craggy rings by Ireland's Maria Dorai Raj, who "creates brave new silhouettes that complement the body and seek to embolden and empower the wearer."

Bonus link:
Silver "crag" ring by California's Adeline Jewelry (Lindsay Olson).

Also admiring:
Silver "stone" pin by Germany's B Kreb (Bettina Kreb).

Friday, June 15, 2018

Totally into these intaglios in crystal by Greek jeweller Noemon House of Design.

Bonus link:
Ring with ancient Roman intaglio from New York's Laelius Antiques.

Also admiring:
Victorian crystal intaglio bulldog pin available from Oregon's Poor Mouchette.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Catherine Truman.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

From mother-of-pearl flags in white and red... this humorously-titled "Where Did Hans Go?" ring, Tokyo-based Belgian designer Valentijn Vanmeirhaeghe of fashion label Valentijn Vanmeir does not lack for interesting pieces.

Bonus link:
Inlaid mother-of-pearl ring from Vancouver's House of Max.

Also admiring:
Ping pong ball earrings with M-o-P discs by Australia's Jana King.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The geometric world of Iranian jeweller Sheida Farrokhi.

Bonus link:
"Makahiya" ring by Sri Lanka's Two Dots Jewellery.

Also admiring:
Earrings by Spain's Esperanto Jewelry.

Monday, June 11, 2018

A show of hands from Israel's Ness.

Bonus link:
All sorts of hand jewellery by Turkey's uydesign.

Also admiring:
"Famous Fingers" necklaces by Vancouver's Carli Sita.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Matte metal, flat bands, a touch of art deco — and an eye for stacking rings in just the right combination. If you prefer your rings solo, Colorado's J. Albrecht Designs has those, too, so go have a look.

Bonus link:
A couple from the "stackables" series by California's Kasia (Kasia Zygnerska Rosales).

Also admiring:
Necklace from the "Metropolis" collection by London- and Singapore-based Alexandra Alberta.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Ireland's Mulholland Jewellery (Fiona Mulholland).

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

For all sorts of interesting boro glass jewellery and objects (including these glass and copper rings), visit Israel's Sasha Kotler.

Bonus link:
Diamond cage ring by UK personalization experts The Name Jewellery.

Also admiring:
Diamond cage birthstone pendant from CT-based Eve's Addiction.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Plastic? Yes, please. Anka Byanka (French jeweller Anna Belyavina-Normand) will brighten your day with her thermoplastic polymer creations.

Bonus link:
Double layer acrylic ring by glittery UK jeweller FromNicLove.

Also admiring:
"Plastic Ocean" cutlery necklace by Austria's Stephie Morawetz.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Copper "Blacksmith's" rings by Croatia's Petra Podnarcuk.

Bonus link:
Copper and silver band by Croatia's Vesna Kolobaric.

Also admiring:
Copper skyline necklace by Edmonton's Smithstine (Kristine MacDonald).

Friday, June 1, 2018

These rings merit a looooong look.

Visit French jeweller Marion Colasse for much, much more.

Bonus link:
A couple more tall rings from Seattle's Amy jo Avnet.

Also admiring:
Long wire earrings by California's Hartmann Jewelry Works (Juel Hartmann)
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