The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
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.
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.
Flowery fingertips from Greek jeweller Melina Chatzivangeli of Melie C. Jewelry Studio, made last year for International Women's Day.
Finland-based German artist Wiebke Pandikow does some truly magical stuff with recycled plastic bags, driftwood and pebbles, turning beach discards into works of art (I included a necklace for a better preview of what you'll see if you check out her gallery, which you definitely should!).
Where do you draw the line between a ring and a pendant? For Hong Kong's Juniper Jun Jin Wu, it's a matter of personal philosophy.
These rings by Russia's Elena Okutova look like they belong in a world ruled by empires, not governments. Collections like "Assyria, "Caravaggio" and "Japanese Garden" reflect her "romantic vision of the past from ancient Egypt to the Art Deco period."
These rings by Argentina's Andrea Serini resemble the very mountains they came from. They're made of ñire wood, from a tree native to the Patagonian Andean forest a region I'd love to visit someday.
Is it a ring, or a choker for your finger? See Japan's Nan Jin for this playful piece as well as a series of artistic metalsmithing.
Italy's Beatrice Bongiasca wraps your fingers in hand-painted enamel tendrils offset with contrasting gems.
Sea creatures often look alien, but it's this artist's creativity that really makes these rings from her "Sea Life" and "Alien" series (I'll leave it to you to figure out which are which) otherworldly. To see more, visit California-based Brazilian jeweller Carolina Gomes.
Hollow, solid, clear, frosted and mirrored colourless glass rings from Japan's Haruna Sugie.
Japan's Yukiko Hanamoto repurposes antlers from deer that are hunted for food in Mie prefecture, honouring animals that are considered "messengers of the gods."
A ring I want to both wear and live inside: the "vitreous pyramid" from Pennsylvania's Wensi Huang.
Rings from the "Healing" series by Austria's Dora Des, who also created this grass garden ring with perhaps some actual healing properties:
And just like that, it's one two three January '23, that is. Here's to another year of great jewellery! Porcelain rings above by Japan's Kuniaki Saito.