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February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sometimes, as much as I like the featured ring, it's really a thinly-veiled way for me to highlight the rest of the jeweller's collection.

Today, I'm not even going to bother veiling it. Visit South Korea's ARA Jewellery for charming, modern takes on Korean motifs, particularly in their non-ring collections (like the fan and eggplant earrings above).

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday was talons, Wednesday is wings — aaaand how! This ring is positively swooping.

For a touch of the dark side, see Turkey's Aida Bergsen.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I never met a meta ring I didn't like. Though we've seen talon rings before, these ones are adorned with their very own teeny rings! By UK jeweller Tessa Metcalfe.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

It's neat what a change in perspective can do. While this may look like a specimen from a Level 3 biolab, it's actually a cross-section of fused wires!

For more wire jewellery, check out Australia's Alison McKellar.

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Friday, February 22, 2013


Ending the week with some intriguing work in wood, silver and more from California-based Alexandra Hopp.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to get from this...

...to this?

If you're Colombian jeweller Hector Lasso (now based in Germany), "The extended planes of the stone become the building blocks of the silver castings. I still make some choices, but the shape of the ring is a consequence of the shape of the stone." Also shown are some of his stoneless rings.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just like I said two weeks ago: going...

Going...

Gone. Only this time, it's a more serious matter — global warming. Ring by Slovakian designer Frantisek Safarik; see his site, Sid Design, for many more interesting pieces!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Horsies and braids, for grown-ups.

All rings above by Japan's Simmon (Shimon Sato).

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Monday, February 18, 2013

"Access Denied." I'll leave the describing to Georgia metalsmith Kristen Baird:

This two part ring symbolizes my ongoing conflict with food allergies. The middle ring represents a shiny ring pop that is enticing and desired, yet can not be consumed. Encasing the ring pop is a wire constructed cage wrapped in monofilament that encloses the ring pop allowing one to only admire but never touch.

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Friday, February 15, 2013


We've all come across jewellery we just need to have — but what kind of jewellery really needs you? Parasites! Check out the "Body Parasite" series from UK-based Chinese artist Ming Gu.

More from the artist above.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Not for the faint of heart: rings from the "Swords & Daggers" collection by UK jeweller Helene Torp-Holte.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Persephoni of Greece is all about cool, stark geometry in stainless steel, whether it be a necklace or a clutch! Pictured is their cigarette-holder ring (I'm thinking a Twizzler would fit pretty well, too).

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today, let's apple-aud Brazilian jeweller Gabriela Pauli De Rolt.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tickle the ivories, then tickle your tastebuds. This cake ring is made from old piano keys.

Using everything from candles to bakelite to vintage ivory, Hungary's Krisztina Stomfai serves up an array of fun pieces.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

So interesting, so distinctive. So goes Germany's Franz Bette.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

The prolific Gaetano Pesce flexes his already formidable design muscles with the use of flexible silicone resin. Check out the Italian architect/designer's jewellery range at Fish Design.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Archaeological relics? Maybe they will be, in another thousand years, but these are the present-day works of Germany's Saskia Detering.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


A tip of the hat finger from Monika Brugger. Don't miss the rest of this German artist's work, both jewellery and non.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Going...

Going...

Gone. "Rough Diamonds" is "a series of hand-carved graphite rings that wear down over time, leaving a mark behind them." By UK artist Frances Andrews.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

End of a week, start of a month: a good a time as any for a round of Random Pluckings! First up is IndustRing, "a collection of rings inspired of an industrial production process" created "by cutting brass rectangular profiles in different angles and reconnecting the pieces in various ways." By Israel's Dana Bachar-Schneorson.


Ash wood bow rings by Iceland's Hring Eftir Hring.


Minimalist metal from Croatia's Mirta (Andrea Simic).


"Marrying the Ocean" by the UK's Sadie Chesterman-Bailey, who imagined jewels discovered in the ruins of the Titanic.


Finally, a geometric array from New York's Erica Cho.

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