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February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Buried treasure: Japan's Yasushi Jona makes roughly-textured jewellery meant to evoke pieces that have long been buried under sand (by some pirates with fabulous taste, no doubt).

Even more jewellery:

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Friday, February 25, 2011

In "Attaining Homeostasis", Seattle's Molly Epstein hearkens back to a time when jewellery was worn as protection against evil spirits and disease. Visit her site to read more about this intriguing collection.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Headgear for your fingers, including those iconic Mickey/Minnie ears, by New Zealand's d_luxe (Karie Higgins & Megan Oliver, who met while studying architecture).


Then there's those iconic Mickey hands. Rings by Japan's Jam Home Made, viewable in their shop.


Also reminiscent of that famous mouse are these Bakelite ball rings by Belgium's Tamawa (tama means "ball" or "bead" and wa means "ring" in Japanese). The tama come in eight colours and nine styles.

Even more jewellery:

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've never wanted to be a princess but this is making me rethink my position. While this oxidized gold stunner might look like something from a hot young designer in New York, it's actually from the 90-year-old company that's the official jeweller to the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Gaia Repossi, great-granddaughter of the founder of Maison Repossi, now serves as its artistic director; the ring above was created in collaboration with designer Alexander Wang for his A/W 2010/11 show.

Above, multi-band ring from her collaboration with another fashion designer, Joseph Altuzarra, and pieces from the "Maure" and "Nérée" collections.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On this day of twos (2/22), a series of two rings fused together.
I love the diamond-tipped tubes. Did you notice them?

How about now?

All rings above (and much more in her portfolio!) by Arizona's Katie Poterala.

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Monday, February 21, 2011



In the words of UK-based designer Bettina Nissen, her "Make A Wish" ring "interprets the moment of happiness when blowing out the candles on a cake. The iconic birthday cake candleholder is transformed into a piece of jewelry that serves as a keepsake of a special day. Buried in a cake as surprise or presented in its beautiful packaging, 'Make A Wish' will turn anyone's birthday into a memorable event." And don't worry, your ring won't melt away — they're actually made of 3D-printed metal or nylon.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Perfection. Though not my usual aesthetic, I can't take my eyes off the work of Japan's Hiroaki Sato, whose shibuichi jewellery seems impeccably crafted, flawlessly finished and balanced to a T. Like I said, perfection. To view more, visit his site, Atelier Hogaraka.

(He also does colour.)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011



Scrooge McDuck may have enjoyed swimming in piles of money but I dream of swimming in piles of resin. Resin piles above, top to bottom, by Italy's Paola Argine, Australia's Miss Be Designs and Amanda Nakalevu of Little Slave, also from Australia.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rings that remind me of food, edition #72: sesame-crusted snacks, served up by Germany's Mirjam Hiller.


Above, some more granulated rings by Boston's Monique Rancourt (top), California's Roque Jewelry (bottom left), UK jeweller Alice Robson (thin silver bands) and the Netherlands' Joke Dubbeldam (bottom right).

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Instant favourite: "Finding Neverland" rings in silver, textiles and medical-grade plastic by talitali (Belgium's Zhao Li).

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's: love it or hate it? Rings above by the UK's Laura Gravestock.


"Love Floats" ring by California's LSD Fashion LAB.

"L.O.V.E. Letters" ring by London's Lindsay Pearson.


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Friday, February 11, 2011

Let's make it a Black Friday, starting with this "Lovely Bones" ring in lacquered coral by New York musician Brad Walsh.


Rubber spike rings by Danish designer Barbara í Gongini.


Blackened silver from Denmark's Be Christensen.


Ebony and crystal ring by Amsterdam's Marina Elenskaya.


More blackened silver from Japan's Holloow.


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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is this what Ted Stevens imagined the internet looks like? Cool. This series of tubes brought to you by Romania's Raluca Buzura.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What goes nicely with yesterday's shoes? Legs, legs, legs!

Not to mention girls, girls, girls! UK artist Catherine Chester explores Victorian peepshows and more. Go peep for yourself.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Holy sh..oe! Bringing new meaning to "spike heels" is Japan's HiNGE Dept. (Liisa Hashimoto). One more from her must-see portfolio below:


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Monday, February 7, 2011

While diamond silhouettes are a popular jewellery motif, these rings are actually drawing on a dual inspiration. Diamond rings and...

...keyholes! Rings by Japanese product designer Shunsuke Umiyama, aka MicroWorks.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

We had Memorings on Wednesday — today, Memory Rings. I'll let French lacquer designer Eve Vautier explain her "Reminiscence" series herself:

Reminiscence represents a radical re-interpretation of lacquer exploring its poetic possibilities for contemporary jewellery.... [T]he craft of lacquer is slowly disappearing due to dramatic life style changes and shifts in its traditional clientele. The Reminiscence project researches the 'memory' of lacquer and the multiple layers of culture and history embedded within it, to generate new identities in the realm of jewellery. The collection uses the concepts of fossils, encapsulation and erosion to evoke the memory of lacquer on both a physical and abstract level offering wearable artefacts that are unfamiliar yet desirable.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

If yesterday's rings don't have enough geek-cred for you, check out Israel's Kedmi Hanan. Her rings feature computer heat sinks, contrasting the cold, modern aluminum parts with soft, warm felt.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For happy memories only! The "Memoring" (not to be confused with this Memoring) is one of the perkier USB rings I've seen, with form just as important as function. Cute, colourful and completely wearable (too bad it's sold out!). By Japan's Gung.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I love a title with double meaning. "Overlook" is the name of this series by Thailand's Lohameka Studio (Vinit Koosolmanomai); it's an ode to eyelashes and how "people always overlook something close to themselves."

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Alice Matsumoto · Vancouver, BC

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