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February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29th is an extraordinary day — how could I post anything but extraordinary rings? "Thank You," "Captain Dan Space Series," and "Pig on a Spit" rings by Caroline Miller, who resides right here in British Columbia. Don't miss the rest of her gallery!

Even more jewellery:

  • Karenjess (Vancouver) - metal shells
  • Min Yoo (UK) - hybrid creatures
  • Carob (Japan) - semiprecious beads

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Having just finished The House of Tomorrow, I've got geodesic structures on the mind. If I want geodesic structures on the finger, I can turn to UK jeweller Anna Molinari.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

From a fairytale figure...

... to a magician's hat, Mexico's Paula Guzman infuses her jewellery with youthful fun.

She also displays a more adult-world sense of humour with her "British Petroleum" rings!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Time to throw out some Random Pluckings from My Bookmarks, starting with these cool shapes from Bulgaria's Atanas Konstantinov.


Weathered glass from UK artist Sian Evans.


Bronze rings from New York's Quarry.


UK-based Hee Young Kim, inspired by wardrobes and dressers.


Pure knots by Oliver Schmidt, part of the German jewellery collective Juni.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

If you've ever had to deal with moss growing out of control on your lawn, you'll understand that loooong granulated ring from the "moss" collection by UK metalsmith Elaine Jenkins.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


My head's all explody. Ladies and gentlemen, my new favourite: London's Wenhui Li.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inspired by toy kaleidoscopes and the mirrors within, Christine So of Sole Christine created the "Hidden Secret" collection. Gems are set in such a way as to "remind people to see things from different angles and aspects, which provides different views and meanings."

In another secret-themed piece, "Memento Mori," the UK jeweller was inspired by Anne Frank. Vist her site for the story.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Washington state's Luke Satoru gives an urban feel to natural forms in these rings based on craggy landscapes, cooled lava and rocky minerals.

Above, he manages to infuse an urban feel to these clean, minimal pieces, as well.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

This ring is literally the cat's pyjamas. No, literally literally.

If you enjoy smiling, you'll want to scoot on over to see the work of England's Anna Faine.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sometimes, the world is black and white. And glazed. Porcelain rings by New York's NIDO de suenos.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quirky and colourful like a flock of tropical birds are these ceramic rings by Slovenian jeweller Hana Karim. They're from her "fORMINORA" collection.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Every year, I tell myself I'm going to avoid the cliché of posting heart rings on Valentine's Day. Heart rings above by Hungary's Kinga Huber.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

This ring is one standard deviation away from your typical wing ring. The piece is made from real beetle wing cases, taking advantage of their gorgeous iridescence. Ring by UK jeweller Rachel Boston.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

"Rings have been shot, other rings are witness and in shock. Footprints lead from the murder scene to a hidden getaway car, where in the darkness is seen one ring walking and a woman..."

"The murder weapon left at the scene, and wounded rings — blood everywhere."

"The main suspect, seen walking to a getaway car, with 'a woman.'"

Australia's Teresa Lane sets up an elaborate "Crime Scene," showing us that not all rings are law-abiding. Visit her blog for more imaginative work!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

These rings do not feature graceful, abstract designs. These rings do feature graceful designs based on the Farsi alphabet. Rings from the "Persian Calligraphy" collection by Iranian potter, painter, calligrapher and jeweller Amir Hossein Delbari of Alef Dall. One more piece below:

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012



To a ring-loving germophobe, these soap rings are a Sophie's choice: wash and destroy or save and be dirty?

For these and many more interesting conceptual pieces, visit UK artist Hannah Louise Pittman.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


In "Restrictions," German artist Anja Eichler explored the concept of self-limitation by working within self-imposed confines — focussing on a latex glove as source material — to create a collection. Thanks to her, I can now think of "doing the dishes" as "modelling the jewellery."

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo-etched with the image of a building, the "Towerblock Ring" lets you feel larger than King Kong by wearing several storeys on your finger.

Of course, you'll need the matching armpiece. Both works above by Scotland's Soizig Marie Carey.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Thanks to Glasgow's Bekki Churcher, I now think of Scotland as a magical kingdom where you can plant cement and gravel, sprinkle some fertilizer, and get beauties like these (because one can only take so much zucchini). Rings above from her "Concrete Garden" series.

Above, one of her "State of Ruin" rings.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Plastic plants get a bad rap. Canada's Pamela Ritchie will make you wonder what you ever saw in your fresh ficus with her pretty "Mass Planting" rings. The jeweller, who's a Professor of Jewellery Design at NSCAD University in Halifax, has an extensive gallery of work that you should be going to, right now.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cabinet Óseo is a collaboration between two Argentinian artists: jeweller Marina Molinelli Wells and sculptor Celina Saubidet. The pieces "reveal the invisible" by turning bones into jewels. Don't tell anyone, but the necklaces are my favourite.   ♫ The hand bone's connected to the / collar bone... ♫

Above, rings from some of Marina's other collections.

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