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September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aaaaaaaand ACTION!  In her "Live Action" collection, Thai jeweller Jittrakarn Bunterngpiboon encourages participation with your ring, bringing you into its creation. The "Build ME" box (above), for instance, can be unfolded into numerous shapes.

Above: more of her interactive jewellery, including pieces from her "Play" collection.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So just what, exactly, is Ryan Thomas Peters offering?


Well, this "teething" ring, for one. For two, and three, and even four, visit the Rhode Island designer's site!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

These decorative planters would look nice by the front entrance.


Of course, you'd have to be careful not to step on them. Shrunken vase rings in ceramic and silver by Spain's dterra (Roberta Ferreira, originally from Buenos Aires, and Jener Laura, a native Barcelonan).

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Looks like this...


...was attacked by this.


But, not to worry — they're all part of one happy family created by Brazilian designer Fernando Akasaka (whose "Le blob" collection I also mentioned in passing last November).

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Friday, September 24, 2010

"Personalized jewellery" doesn't have to mean monogrammed rings or a pendant stamped with your birthdate. UK designer Jess Jones offers a more subtle solution with her "Time" rings, a "jewellery system which allows the wearer to mark a significant piece of time." Enter your data (date, time, etc.) into a computer program and it uses the numbers to create a unique shape for your ring. Personalized but private.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010


The cure for a chilly, drizzly day? Cozy colour. Rings in knit wool, silk and magnets by Amsterdam's Rivka Dieho.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now that summer is officially over, it's time for rain, rain and rain. I should be sick of the wet stuff but I can't get enough of these "Plink!" rings by Italy's Luisa Bruni.

Of course, the plus-side of living in rainy Vancouver is that when it's dry, it looks a little like this.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dominique Thomas-Vansteenberghe has lots of jewellery for your fingers... but no rings. That is, you won't find any circular bands in her gallery. The Belgian jeweller revels in non-traditional shanks, from T-bars to vesica pisces to an unclosed, twisting line, all designed to adorn your fingers. Just no rings.

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Monday, September 20, 2010


I can't quite decipher Israeli artist Tamara Navama's "I Am Writing" series. With those tangled connections of copper wire, perhaps it's a commentary on email and modern communication. Or maybe it's just stylized chicken scratch. Either way, visit her site for more.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

See what's new this week in the shop!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Can you spot the rings? Taiwanese illustrator, animator and jeweller NizA Huang incorporated all three areas of her expertise in her "Hello Puppet" series. Visit her site to see the video and the jewellery pieces that make up her marionette.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Variations on a theme: UK jeweller Olga Konopka plays with many iterations of gold dots on silver.


Meanwhile, Spain's Claudio Paniagua uses the same two metals to explore circles and spheres.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In the artist's own words:

"I am particularly interested in how entomology and lepidoptery collections are displayed in uniform alignment in cabinets and drawers. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from this, I create geometric structures that imitate the display cases that the insects are butterflies are held in."

That artist? Scotland's Allyson Gee.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Have a seat and get cozy with Fanni Vékony.

The Hungarian jeweller also has a harder, industrial side, showcased in a series featuring fiber optic wire.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

What's this?


Does this clue help?


How about now?


Combine all three "skull parts" rings and you get — surprise! — a skull. Rings by Japan's Aquvii.


Above, some girly skulls from London's Noemi Klein (top left), Los Angeles' Catherine Michiels (bottom left) and Japan's Bohem (right).

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Friday, September 10, 2010

When it comes to making jewellery, London's Mahtab Hanna has the Midas touch. Visit her site for a gallery of amazing sculptural work.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are you ok with white after Labour Day? I sure am, especially when it comes to this ring in recycled styrofoam by Chinese jeweller Bai Yang Qiu. She has lots of jewellery made from recycled material, like the "$¢ent" necklace of perfume samples!


Ok, what if it's white as in Henriette White? The South African jeweller, who now resides in Holland, made these bright rings using perspex and aluminum.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

For little kiddies, back-to-school means fresh crayons — something Rowena Murray probably used to draw the images that now adorn her jewellery. The UK artist used her own childhood drawings as patterns on her rings, encasing the figures in Perspex or engraving and enamelling them onto the surface.

Above: another callback to her childhood, this ring was inspired by her "fascination with the lifecycle of frogs and the experience of holding them in the palm of your hand."

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's the first day of school.


Time to venture out into a new world!


"They grow up so fast, don't they, Mildred?"

Rings above by Slovakian jeweller Hany Kašičková.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Yes, these are rings.



You just have to have the right perspective.


Argentina's ISKIN has many collections of simple, modern jewellery (including all the ones above), with pops of colour in acrylic and leather.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

See what's new this week in the shop!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Even "artificial" plastics originate from molecules found in nature. In "Natura e Artificio," Italy's Massimo Ottavio Pavan (aka MOP) aims to return some of that plastic to nature (in form, at least) with these blooming rings made from Corian. As the flower grows, so does the proportion of plastic in relation to the silver.

Above, simpler pieces, also in Corian, from his "Collection ONE."

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Thursday, September 2, 2010


If you like your wood IKEA style — that is, good ol' M(edium) D(ensity) F(ibreboard) — Juan Pablo Rodriguez is your man. The Barcelona-based Colombian architect/woodworker made these rings with MDF and enamel.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? I have no idea, but I do know someone who could and would etch wood: South Africa's Genevieve Motley. Get back to nature with her wooden rings in bird and botanical motifs.

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