Blog > May 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).
Portugal's Joana Design Studio (Joana de Sousa Henriques) puts an exclamation point on all her rings, sometimes literally.
Brutalist rings in all their clayful glory, by Russia's Sofya Buzunova.
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:
No, I haven't turned into a shoe blog.
Virginia's Anna Nava-Liess makes a stiletto comfortable enough to wear 24/7.
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.
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.
Jewel and box become one in the cool "Paradox" rings by Hungary's If Jewel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Korea's SOHO does glass in contrasting colours and contrasting opacities, to cheerful effect.