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March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colourful, soft and organic...

...or stark, sharp and cool, Chinese artist Xiao Chuan Zhang can do it all. To view more of her work, visit her portfolio blog (click the 1, 2 and 3 links at the bottom of each page to navigate).

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If you pop one of these (on your finger) and go numb, well, maybe you need a bigger size. For a safe dose of benzodiazepines, nicotine and other substances, check out L.A.'s Cast of Vices.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Spend your day getting jaded. Jade Mellor creates sculptural resin rings, inspired by fossils, minerals, geometry and more.

Above, some atypical button rings from the UK jeweller.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

While this month's events have made us all too familiar with the destructive forces of nature, Israel's Liron Braker focusses on a positive natural force: wind energy. Inspired by the principles of sailing, these rings evoke travel and motion in leather printed with cartographic designs.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Anyone who's ever twirled her hair around a finger has worn a version of these at some point. Sanna Svedestedt's hair rings are a nod to a 19th century craft that has since faded; this modern version is actually made of synthetic fibers and laquer.

Above, the Gothenburg designer's "wood diamonds."

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

I've posted alphabet rings before — but never in Sanskrit. Chile's Cata Cruz based these rings on the seven major chakras, which are wheel-like energy centres in the body, according to Hindu belief. The rings are embedded with gemstones in the colour associated with that particular chakra.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You can stop saving up for that tropical vacation. Israel's O-shan (Shelley Leemor) brings paradise to you with these beguiling blossom rings.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ring-lovers have the advantage — we can wear two-finger rings, like these beauties by Elizabeth and James. Do you see necklace-lovers wearing two-neck necklaces? That's what I thought. Then again, if anybody could wear a two-neck necklace, it might be twins and former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who are the designers behind this New York label. You've come a long way, Michelle Tanner.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Germany's Marcella Ferretti plays with the familiar and utilitarian texture of reflector lights, accentuating their jewel-like properties.


This similar, flashlight-esque ring gets its sparkle from synthetic topaz; meanwhile, the pink and white ones lose their sparkle in a powder coating. Rings by Lia Tabrah of O.T.T. by Lia T.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

More fingers, you say? Yes, just a pinch more. "Pinch" and "hand-in-hand" rings by Maryland jeweller Joanna Nealey. Be sure to visit her production portfolio for gorgeous work in enamel!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maybe it's because she's plastered but Avril O'Neil gives us the finger...

... as well as some knuckledusters. Visit the UK artist's site for many interesting conceptual pieces, not all jewellery.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Set fingers to stun(ning). Italy's Stefania Lucchetta turns tubes and lattices into jewellery fit for the space age. Rings in titanium and bio-compatible resin from her "Sponges" and "Crystal" collections.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Orotrasparente is a collection borne of four years of research. Italian artist Paola Mirai (who takes part of her identity, mirai, from the Japanese word for "future") fused traditional goldsmithing techniques with modern industrial materials to create this "totally hypoallergenic jewellery with two distinct souls, one classical and the other technological."

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Monday, March 14, 2011

My math teacher for grades 8 and 9 (maybe the best I ever had) had his class in room 314. In honour of him and Pi Day (3.14), here's a cluster of circles from UK jeweller Charlotte Kimber's "Tentacles" series.


Above, more circles from Chicago's Carrie Haase.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

These days, I can't seem to remember anything unless I leave myself a note. Yes. Now... why did I bring that up? While I try to remember, check out these awesome sticky-note rings by Hungarian designer István Böjte.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011



In her "Sensations" series, French artist Ludivine Huteau tries to capture the essence of the haiku by creating minimalist work that focuses on a single detail or technique while provoking surprise.

   I tried to say that
in the form of a haiku
   but, alas, I failed.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Despite being comprised of hundreds of black holes, these rings are not from this jeweller's "Black Hole" collection. Instead, you'll find these silver, silk and PVC mesh sheet creations in "Cover & Discover."

This particular hole looks like a whole lotta hurt. For many more interesting pieces, visit Australia's Joanne Huang.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

After a dip in the Dead Sea, Angela O'Keefe was inspired by how the salt crystals dried on her skin and sparkled like gems. Thus was born this collection featuring real salt crystals, resin, pigment and silver.

Above, rings from the Scottish jeweller's "sculptural" series. I wonder if it's just a coincidence that they look like salt and pepper shakers.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

"Tools" is a "series of simple, anonymous shapes that look like they should do something." Such as adorn your fingers or hang off a chain necklace.

All rings above by Brooklyn's Silva/Bradshaw (Matthew Bradshaw and Sergio Silva).

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Friday, March 4, 2011


Random pluckings from my bookmarks, achromatic edition:

Rumpled sheets of silver from Australia's Belinda Esperson.


"Exuvia" ring by France's Marielle Debethune, based on molting insects.


Sandblasted slate and silver from the UK's Polly Doherty.


Etched silver by Australia's Kym Mullen.


"Vertebrae" ring by the UK's Nobuko Okumura.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Like atoms combining to create a molecule, these rings interlock to create a standing structure. "Chain of Fools" in brass and acrylic by Israel's Nimrod Vardi (currently living in London).


More molecules: UK jeweller Myia Bonner turns a solitaire into an atomic structure. Also shown are her perspex outline rings from her "Diamond Collection."

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On this day in 1882, poet Roderick Maclean made his eighth and final assassination attempt on Queen Victoria (and failed). A survivor like her deserves a monument! Pictured above: "Queen Victoria" ring from the "Monuments and Silhouettes" collection by UK jeweller Leah Black.

More from her collection above.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

IT'S MARCH! Provided you live in this hemisphere, this is the month in which spring and her greenery arrive at long last. To celebrate: sprouting pod locket ring by Australia's Anita van Doorn (ironically, from that other hemisphere).


More sprouts: buds in verdigris by Japan's Shota Suzuki.


"Night Blossoms" by Korean artist and current SCAD graduate student BongSang Cho.

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Alice Matsumoto · Vancouver, BC

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