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June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

You should not be reading this right now. One look at these rings and you should have already clicked over to the site of North Carolina-based artist Marissa Saneholtz. (Be sure not to miss her "Corrupt Fairytales" series featuring comic-style images!)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Despite collections with such names as "A Gory Story" and "Necroscopia," Gregory Larin's work is a feast for the eyes. Don't miss this Israeli artist's anatomically-inspired jewellery!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

These rings are the result of exploring lanterns as a communicative form. They "are meant to hang from hands that pray or meditate" and "suggest a quietude that is, at its essence, personal."

For more gorgeous work, visit Georgia metalsmith Jay Song.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Maybe cheerleaders should abandon traditional pompoms and switch to these ruffled balls of plastic, because these rings are an instant, colourful pick-me-up. Goooooooo team! Rings by Norway's Ura (Toril Slokvik).

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Does this ooze elicit "ooh"s or "ew!"s? (Don't worry, it's just glue.) Rings by UK jeweller Amy Logan.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

To fully appreciate today's ring...

...you really need the full set suit. Playmobil Knight jewellery (including helmet ring) by England's Kerstie Whiley.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Circles in circles by California's Sarah Richardson (top), Georgia's Christi Reiterman (bottom left) and Australia's O Bliss (bottom right).


If you prefer semicircles on semicircles, there's this piece by India's Suman Mishra.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This is how to accessorize in a Terminator-style post-apocalyptic world. Just for future reference. Amped-up skull rings by French designer Alina Alamorean.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ever seen a cool cufflink that you wish were a ring? It happened to Israel's Shelly Dahari, only she actually did something about it! Check out her "Basic" collection for these gold-plated brass rings with vintage cufflink components.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Get on an all-natural diet of accessories with ingredients like wood, horn and feathers from Australia's Paro Paro (Faye Maramara).

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Do you smell that? Yes, it's a fresh batch of Random Pluckings from My Bookmarks, starting with this piece from "Intangible Embrace" by Sweden's Sofia Eriksson.


Double vertebrae ring in clay and rope by Australia's Whimsy Milieu (Jacqueline Chan).


Minimalism in contrasting finishes by Japan's Shihara / Yui Creates.


Porcelain and platinum by Italy's Eleonora Ghilardi.


Cloud ring from Christina Odegard of California's Matin Gallery.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I feel trapped — by indecision! Wide open, closed shut or dangerously ajar, this bear-trap is one ring that can be worn three ways. It's up to you, if you can bear to choose. Find lots more cool pieces at Dark + Dawn (L.A.'s Tyler Durtschi).

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I do like keeping Kleenex handy.

These may not just be clean but surgically sterile! In her "Conflict" series, Portuguese artist Olga Noronha uses real surgical tools — but without dissociating them from their original function, as in these rings using bone staples and ivory. The tissue ring is from her "Dirty Issues" series. (If you like these, you may also be interested in these.)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yesterday was just the hexagon appetizer. Today, we go full board, with hexagons made of hexagons, sometimes even topped with hexagons. Hexagons squared, if you will, though squaring a hexagon could leave you with four sides instead of 36. Still with me? Good, because there's more:

This 3D-printed stainless steel honeycomb/hexagon ring, as well as the bamboo rings above, by California's Archetype Z (Alia Hasan).

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Katherine Agnew based these hive-like hexagon cluster rings on The Decemberists' "The Hazards of Love," an album that serves as a unified narrative. From the UK jeweller's "...Undone" collection, "each piece represents a pivotal scene from the album." (Look closely and some of the shapes are actually diamond-shaped pentagons.)

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Friday, June 8, 2012

This copper ring might feel at home with yesterday's mermaids — it's the squid-like "Sea Creatures" ring by Czech jeweller Martin Verner.

Visit his portfolio for more pieces, like the molecular "Zoom In" collection (pictured above) and the "Tinkling" ring that features worms. Live worms.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each"... Or maybe what J. Alfred actually heard was these enamelled, coral-inspired "Mermaid" rings by London's Emili White.

Above, a ring from her "Patinated Palms" collection. Dare to eat a peach, then check her site for more nature-inspired work!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Scottish artist Kirstin Dunn infuses her folded jewellery and art installations with the airy dreaminess of translucent plastic.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

I bow to the ebony temple (rings) of Alice Cicolini. The British designer, who was inspired by "the sacred architecture and patterns of the Silk Route," is a founding member of IKKIS, "a foundation [which] supports world-class craftsmanship in India."

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