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Friday, June 30, 2023

Inspired by the strong yet delicate honeycomb structures used to build aircraft, Japan's Yuki Yoshioka makes metal appear lightweight rather than heavy.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Portugal's Susana Barbosa is a colour-loving jeweller...

...who also specializes in silicone molds... this saltine duo that I am obsessed with.

Monday, June 26, 2023

"Fragments in Water" by South Korea's Song Yookyung, who also has a series inspired by reflections in the Han river:

Friday, June 23, 2023

Scrolling through Indian artist Sham Patwardhan-Joshi's gallery feels a bit like walking through a museum of interesting artefacts. You never quite know what's around the next corner but it's always engaging and a little surprising.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Spain's Iraia Aizcorbe likes "clean geometrical shapes combined with the freedom of expression that has always attracted [her] attention within painting." Visit her site for more collections in which she "aims to find the balance between simplicity and forcefulness, between elegance and strength."

Monday, June 19, 2023

New Zealand's Brett Thompson tempers big geometric statement rings with soft pastel hues.

Friday, June 16, 2023

I love the "apocalyptic chic" vibe of Poland's Gone Archive (Michal Danny Nowak), who handcrafts "contemporary yet rough and primitive wearable objects."

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

California's April EJ Oh gives heft to otherwise lightweight materials in these silk and ramie rings.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Hungary's Lampala Design creates wooden rings that seem to have no beginning or end, no edges or corners, just infinite, smooth roundness.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Netherlands-based Japanese artist Miho Bruin Hosokawa started as a fashion designer but veered into jewellery upon discovering Powertex, a "textile hardener but also a universal medium for painting, sculpting and decorating."

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

I originally mistook these faux ivory rings for tagua but it turns out the material is of the jeweller's own making. To see more of these striking, sculptural rings, visit South Africa's Gerda Goosen.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Pearls, pastels and puckered lips — plus lots and lots of pink — from Japan's mika, makers of "luxe jewellery with a whimsical touch."

Friday, June 2, 2023

Bali-based Italian jeweller Mariella Pilato, whose work is characterized by heavily etched lines, is "inspired by the materiality of silver and the different finishes that can be obtained through time honoured practices."

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