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Blog > May 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

If you can't beat 'em, wear 'em: these remind me of those metal wire puzzles, except the only thing you have to figure out here is which one to add to your collection. For more, see AROM. (Japan's Midori Tateno).

Monday, May 29, 2023

Portugal's Joana Design Studio (Joana de Sousa Henriques) puts an exclamation point on all her rings, sometimes literally.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Brutalist rings in all their clayful glory, by Russia's Sofya Buzunova.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Are you seeing a bag of chips? Because I'm seeing a bag of chips. Ring by Germany's Lena Todorović, who also made this cornucopia of gems:

Monday, May 22, 2023

The UK's Four Pence Jewellery (Rufus Dorey) turns a bank card into a ring with as much use as it has value — depending on your account balance. See the "making of" for this cool idea here.

Friday, May 19, 2023

No, I haven't turned into a shoe blog.

Virginia's Anna Nava-Liess makes a stiletto comfortable enough to wear 24/7.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

If this is the jewellerymaking equivalent of colouring outside the lines, give the man more crayons. Check out Arizona's David Druckman for gemstone rings not confined by convention.

Monday, May 15, 2023

A price tag, acrylic mirrors and a disposable plastic case make up this ring by South Korea's Yoojung Kim, who explores the property of translucency and how it — unlike transparency — "makes the viewer feel that they are lacking information. They are therefore left to interpret for themselves the meaning of what is visible and invisible." You can read the rest here.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Jewel and box become one in the cool "Paradox" rings by Hungary's If Jewel.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

This mylaresque balloon ring (bracelet also shown) really does look lighter than air — but it was created in silver with rhodium coating by Japan's Fumiki Taguchi.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Inspired by grass growing through cracks in the sidewalk, Greek jeweller Maria Alamanioti used the kintsugi technique to repair personally significant objects which she first intentionally destroyed.

Friday, May 5, 2023

I absolutely love this Japanese jeweller's aesthetic so I was very happy when some rings started appearing in his gallery! See all the pieces by visiting Andoh Yasuhiro, a Professor at Akita University of Art.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Fact: it is somebody's birthday today. To celebrate, a birthday candle ring from Chinese artist Cong Ma...

...and another from Italy-based Chinese jeweller Huang Xiaozhe.

Monday, May 1, 2023

South Korea's SOHO does glass in contrasting colours and contrasting opacities, to cheerful effect.

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