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Friday, March 24, 2023

These handwoven bead rings are elevated by the addition of chains — an uncommon combination that I absolutely love!

For the rest of the collection, whose colour palette I could live in, visit Oregon's A Nod To Design (Wenjing Yang).

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Big gems! Bright colours! Beads and granules! Meet Italy's BOHO gioielli.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Level, Tokyo air, and air + oil rings, all in acrylic, by Japan's Hideto Hyodo. He doesn't limit his work to jewellery, so go check out his other cool acrylic designs!

Friday, March 17, 2023

Animal Kingdom: porcelain portrait rings featuring Princess Cottontail, Little Lord Crispin and others, from the UK's Hop Skip & Flutter.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

These handbag and character rings by South Korea's Cho Young-sun are part of larger body of delightful illustrative metalwork. Like these:

Monday, March 13, 2023

These rose solitaires...

...and this faux lipstick ring set are the brainchildren not of a jeweller but of an art director: Japan's Yuni Yoshida. Visit her gallery for lots of fun commercial photography:

Friday, March 10, 2023

I love these glass rings with their quiet colours, simple designs and icy aesthetic, by Japan's tiinei.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Turned wood spinning-top rings (or are they UFOs?) by Germany's Theresia Brandner.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Greek jeweller Antria Prasinou is inspired by Kandinsky's assertion that "everything starts with a dot."

Friday, March 3, 2023

Chinese jeweller Yu Tan subtly rebels against standards of beauty by encasing gems in wireframes of mismatched "cuts."

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Kinetic moon phases ring and solar system ring with interchangeable tops from "The 25th Hour," a collection by UK-based Dingyuan Liu.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Czech jeweller Tereza Duskova plays (or should that be play fights?) with shapes and proportions.

Friday, February 24, 2023

"Bottle Opener" ring made of silver and mirrors by Slovakia's Mia Čopíková, a "jewellery maker and stone cutter" who favours clean lines and matte metals.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Textile rings featuring used clothing from Mexico and Colombia, by Chile's Daniela Rivera.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Milky pastels and organic shapes give these glass rings by South Korea's yuri sanginn (or Snowman Glass) a sweet, dreamy quality.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Charcoal rings by Italy's Sara Barbanti.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

There is something immensely satisfying about these "tucked away" (for lack of a better descriptor) rings. I suppose they appeal to my need for order and tidiness. They are, however, the very early works of this artist (the ones in the middle are actually his first rings ever!) so, for the latest, visit Japan's Takayoshi Terajima and read about his concept of "embellishing time."

Monday, February 13, 2023

Hong Kong's BC Joaillerie (Ben Choi) says to "wear something that makes you smile."

Friday, February 10, 2023

"A less rigid and more playful version of the traditional engagement ring" by French artist Bérénice Noël, who also created this "diamond" ring using the foot of a wine glass:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The "stone" in this ring is something more precious than a diamond — it's life. Look closely and you may not see the microbes, but you'll see the glass slide on which they presumably reside.

For more, including the logical conclusion to this series of progressively larger resin solitaires, see UK-based Yunqi Zhang.

Monday, February 6, 2023

These nail-head rings by Portugal- and Italy-based Deema Murad are a perfect mix of toughness and, thanks to their chain-like construction, fluidity.

Friday, February 3, 2023

I never met a kinetic ring I didn't like but I especially likes how these are built with overlapping layers, like the inside of a watch. All rings by UK-based Qiwei Liu.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

South Korea's Cho Eun-Hee creates jewellery using the traditional Jiseung method of paper weaving. Check out her brand Lang Lang for more accessories, both in white and in colour.

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