The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Check out Sweden's Dinea Design (Stefania Dinea), whose 3D printing work extends beyond jewellery and into architecture.
Portugal's Caio Mahin brings us and I quote "shady contemporary jewellery" for a little Friday fun.
Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Steffi Götze.
"Peking Opera" rings by Chinese jeweller Siting Zhan, featuring the vivid red and blue that are so prominent on its stage. Also see her Shanghai-inspired "Shikumen" series featuring wood, acrylic and photographs.
Could you wear this ring...
...without spilling it? What looks like some kind of cabochon ring is actually a "watering." Check out German jeweller Regina Rupp for more.
The way these rings are arranged reminds me of ikebana, but with jewellery. For more, visit Lebanon's Rosa Maria Jewellery.
I was going to say this ring could replace the flashlight during hours of under-the-bedsheets reading but then I remembered that Kindle has already done that. In any case, this ring was actually inspired by the similarity between a jeweller's bench lamp and a human's finger joints. For more interesting work, visit Rhode Island-based Yimei Hu.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Arro.
Philadelphia's Philip Ambrose puts a spin on ye olde cut-out coin ring by adding a coloured backdrop.
Kathy Kraus and the Irregular Polygons would make a great band name. Visit the German jeweller to view the full collection, featuring translucent agate and transparent stones.
Leather rings by Spain's Sabina Vargas, representing "an interaction between craft and industrial design."
For all those crying because it's the unofficial end of summer: UK-based Yanlong Duan is here for your tears with these cotton rings.
Ring-Free Thursday: Tennessee's Adam Hawk.
The "Touch Me" rings by Brazil's IVI Designs (Ivi Pivetta Viero) are designed to help with anxiety by "controll[ing] fidgeting" and "self-destructive behaviors." There's a lot more to see, including a cute hand-shaped series, so go check it out.
South Korea's Keep'em embraces a "genderless" philosophy in their design.
A lovely mix of organic and geometric metal from Japan's Shindo Haruka (name in Japanese order).
I need not say more. Check out the UK's Bug (Ellie Ingram) if you need a reason to smile :)
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Kui Co., proving that resort style doesn't have to mean bright colours.
Minimalist (but not minimized) rings in acrylic and wood and a matching manicure in photo #1. This gives me ideas. All pieces by Japan's mi2.
Three-ring circus brought to you by Greek jeweller Ariadni Kypri.
These carved-out domes by Brazil's Brain for Rent (Renata Cesar Pereira) are actually 3D-printed in biodegradable material, which is great, except for the part about rings decomposing, which is sad.
Scotland-based Adrienn Pesti may have made "Koosh ball chic" a thing with her creations in Silk Clay. Be sure to see the whole colourful collection!
Ring-Free Thursday: Nevada's Millicent Dollhouse (Cadence Alexia).
Get in line with Japan's Litt Jewelry.
Rings, 3D-printed and manipulated, by Switzerland's Digimorphé (Consuelo Keller).
Above, just a few more glass rings by Iorinko, also of Japan.
I'll let Italy's Ylenia Deriu take us into the weekend with these words, describing her "Profile" series:
Time freezes. The memory of the past is embedded in an everlasting sprout of brass gems. The buzz of the city sleeps under a shining veil. Metal is everywhere, metal assaults the matter. Metal infests my hills and invades my cities, metal absorbs the places where I live.
Ring-Free Thursday: Céline Charuau of France.
Just when I think these colours couldn't be more brilliant...
...they literally glow. I love these big cubic zirconia set in glass (some UV-reactive) by Michigan's White Chocolate Glass (Kristin Renee DeWulf).
Clear glass reveries with touches of gold by the aptly-named DayDream of Japan.
Dried but not dry: glass, fruit and florals by Japan's T.W.
With flowers and corals as her inspiration, Hungary's Eszter Valdhauser turns clay into these ceramic beauties.
Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Cat Merrick.