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August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Air your dirty clean laundry in public.

Or, wear a "status symbol" that's more conspicuous than any diamond could be. Wrap up the week — and the month — by checking out the metalwork of Ohio's Jessica Todd.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

UK jeweller Conor Joseph goes for the skin-tight fit.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

UK designer Kate Bradbury makes cool urban jewellery, and here's concrete proof.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

While gold is often associated with decadence, here's some gold that's utterly minimalist. Gold dot rings by HaGa of France.


A faceted version of the gold dot ring by Japan's Lanterna.


More variations on the little gold dot by Denmark's Lei Foo.



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Monday, August 27, 2012

Wait, isn't this a ring blog?

Aha. Ireland's Eimear Conyard creates large hollow forms to house her rings, "a second place of being exclusive of the human physique."

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Friday, August 24, 2012

A breakthrough, if you will, in jewellery design by UK artist Gina Melosi. (Yes, it's glass.)


If you're one for breakthroughs of the scientific sort, there's this ring by Lucie Houdková, which could make you feel like you're splitting the atom (or maybe just a molecule). The Czech jeweller has a large portfolio of eclectic work!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Croatia's Mirna Oštarić Kerr is all about the unconventional materials — everything but the kitchen sink. Sink strainer, on the other hand...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Time for another White Wednesday. These are made of one of my favourite things — no, not raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but spackle! (Seriously, does anyone not enjoy spackling?) Rings by Sweden's Stina Brännström.


More white, this time with spongey texture (which clearly has not been spackled), by Sweden-based Chinese artist Liang Li.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Frankly, who couldn't use a little more storage space? Awesome "Geppetto" rings by Israel's Inbal Oknin.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

If you like bright colours or soft textures — or maybe if you just enjoy vacuuming — check out these textile rings by Paula Mourão. They're like carpet pile! You can also visit the Brazilian jeweller at Atelier Mourão, which was founded by her late father, Caio.


Pictured above is the "Red Carpet" ring by Wisconsin's Michelle Hur, a metalsmith with lots of cool pieces in her portfolio (including a matchstick necklace).

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ending the week with some square wares: colourful aluminum rings by Ireland's Muireann Walshe.


"Square Logic" by Greek jeweller Christina Karakalpaki.


Treated silver and copper from Czech jeweller Ivča Vostrovska.


"Open Plan" rings by Australia's Leonie Westbrook.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ever wanted to simulate a mid-air refueling? Or maybe just pull your hair out? These "Frustrating" rings by Japan's Miku Amemiya come as a pair; one of the long, slim pieces fits into the other, but the trick is that they're meant to be worn by two different people.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eeeee! Kitchen geeks, are you salivating? Japan's Cikolata brings us these fabulous rings with Le Creuset-style dutch ovens! I faint.

They also have neat things like curtains (curtains!) and candies but, seriously, can we get back to squealing over the pots?

Eeeee!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Long lines: bad at the supermarket, good when it comes to French jeweller Nelly Van Oost.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Careful.

You know how rabbits can multiply...

...as if by magic. For lots of playful silhouette jewellery, including these stackable bunnies, check out the UK's Sophie Castle (Eleanor Connor).

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sending you into the weekend with some gorgeous work by New York's David Choi. While that site showcases his fortress-like faceted pieces in steel, you'll find these particular rings here.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Is "Ozymandian" a word?

In "Idols," London's Fraser Hamilton takes objects of worship and shrinks them down to jewellery size, "subverting their inherent stature."

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Circles, lines, arcs: there's something very pleasing and soothing about the most basic of geometric forms rendered in silver tubing. Rings by UK jeweller Benjamin James Ryan.


These rings, with a similar aesthetic, were actually based on the poles you hang onto when riding public transit. Rings by Australia-based Natalie Walker.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hang onto your jaws! Mine drops every time I see the work of Turkey's Sevan Biçakçi, who carves the most incredible scenes into his gems. I want to go to there.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

With the Olympics in full swing, Byrogue Designs...


...Stuart Cairns...


...and Beau & Arrow put gold, silver and bronze, respectively, within reach of even the most sedentary. All three jewellers are, like the Games, in the UK.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Barbie limbs, test tubes, electrical wire and plastic flies — just another day in the life of Nadine Smith! (Make that "another evening" — by day, she's a school nurse.) The New Zealand artist thinks beyond just the jewellery and stages her pieces like art in a gallery. Be sure to check out her sculptures, too.

Above, her "ear ring."

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oh, just you wait.

Inspired by mecha anime, Australia's Lan Nguyen-hoan created the superfabulous "Adornobots" series of transformable robot jewellery.

Visit her site to view them all, plus lots of other interesting conceptual work.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sorry, prince — Rapunzel's gone, but at least you get some jewellery out of the deal. Braid ring by New Zealand's Jane Dodd, whose "Fairytale" collection also includes pieces representing Rumpelstiltskin, The Princess and the Pea, The Bremen Town Musicians (all shown above) and more.

I think you can guess what story this set comes from.

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