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March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bubbles of oil inside bubbles of glass? Alena Hesounová is a genius. If this isn't enough to convince you, check out her other collections!

In case these rings didn't tip you off, she's from the Czech Republic.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012




Why so cagey? I might be, too, if I had to guard a stone. Rings above, top to bottom: silver with hematite balls from Thailand's TODESIRE (design duo "Tod" Thossapol Wachiradisai and "Joy" Yanin Uraiwanchai), gold-plated wire with Swarovski crystal from Madrid's Anton Heunis, and oxidized silver with red coral from Barcelona's El Trébol de 4 (Montserrat Bote).

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jerusalem-born Ruta Reifen makes brass and concrete look as organic as branches and buds.

Above, rings from her "Floral Charades" series, featuring copper and car paint. (They must have very colourful cars in Israel.)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

These rings will definitely get you note-iced. Yep, that familiar neon comes from Post-It Notes!

More from the designer above: "Rorschach" and salt & silver rings. All pieces by Israel's Tami Eshed.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Natural beauties: Latvia's Gofenshefer (Marina Gofensefera) grows pretty jewellery out of coix seeds and seed beads.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ending the week with some botanical silver and silicon by Israel's Yaeli Nissan.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's no coincidence that these rings strike a chord with me: they're made from recycled guitar strings! In her "RE:strung" collection, UK-based DeeLyn combines elements of movement, geometry and "a bold architectural aesthetic."

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

While Wednesday is traditionally known as "hump day," this one's going to be "jump day." That's your clue to the inspiration behind these silver rings by Italy's Criso Genesi.

Don't see it? Patience, young _______, and it'll come to you. That's right, it's grasshoppers!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

When I came across L.A. jeweller Christina Anton's work, I thought to myself, "Oh my god, please have rings... [scroll down]... please have rings... [scroll, scroll]... please have rings... [scroll down some more]... YES, RINGS." For a geometric colour explosion, check out her leather designs at Boo and Boo Factory.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Ease into the week with some easy-on-the-eyes enamel. Muted tones and organic forms feature prominently in the work of BC's Jan Smith, who "build[s] layers of colour, images, and texture" into her pieces.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

UK jeweller Dania Bailey appeals to my love of resin and quartz with her "Crystal" rings that are actually resin on acrylic shanks.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Et tu, Brute? This being the ides of March, I thought it'd be appropriate to post some bloody rings. This piece is by UK-based Gi Vade (short for Giedre Vadeike), an artist who turns metal, resin, ceramic and silicone into wearable sculptures... worn by blue creatures. Go check it out.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spilling over from yesterday is more black and blue acrylic, but with a difference: this time, it's the necklaces that are the standouts of the collection, as opposed to the earrings! Of course, the rings are pretty attractive, too, quite literally — they feature moveable magnetic tops. If you love bold, chunky, geometric lucite, check out New York designer Brianna Fano.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I love the lasercut acrylic designs of Romania's Andreea Mogosanu — especially the earrings! She also has a series of silver rings with wooden inlay.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Gorgeous tendril ring from the "Mystic Campanula" collection by Aradia Nista, an Italian jeweller now based in the UK.


More tendril-y rings, above, by Jennifer Hayes, also of the UK.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Georgina Orme calls this collection "Reed, Ribbon & Bark." Which reminded me of the Cocteau Twins' "Road, River & Rail." Which then reminded me, didn't they also have a song called "I Wear Your Ring"? While I go digging through my '90s-era non-mp3s, visit this UK jeweller's site for more...

... like this amazing piece!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

China's Xin Ran Lu doesn't just grab the brass ring, he reinvents it twenty-five ways from Sunday. I'd add another idiom here but brevity is the soul of wit.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Inspired by "European jewellery, Egyptian motifs, Japanese design elements and Bauhaus graphics," these rings are truly for the modern global citizen. For more, visit Mexican sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens of Anndra Neen.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gucci-owned Italian design house Bottega Veneta brings new meaning to the expression "jewel of my eye" with these blackened silver and zircon rings featuring a photographic print of an eye.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cameo or bottle stopper?

These rings by Karen Wuytens mimic the vessel shape that dominates her pendants and brooches. The Dutch artist likes to use non-traditional materials (such as nylon), as they lead to non-traditional techniques.

Above: her wire rings.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm going to spend all day tied up with Korean artist Sung-Yeoul Lee. And so should you.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pretty in pink: rings from Swedish designer Sarah Borgegard's "Pink" series.


More pink, in the form of powder-coated copper, from Quebec's Studio METHOD(E) (Marie-Hélène Bélanger & Emily Lewis).

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