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June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013


Please note: there will be no posting on July 1st, Canada Day! Thanks!

Wrapping up the week, the month, and the first half of the year (!) with concrete and colour from UK jeweller Sally Morrison.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Here's Thursday's ring. I don't mean today Thursday — I mean any Thursday. It's from UK artist Olivia Creber's "Ring a Day" series, designed "to take you from Monday to Friday." Don't miss her portfolio of provocative work using horsehair and resin!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Porous Gold | Precious Ruins" is a collection inspired by the ancient kingdom of Kilwa Kisiwani (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site in present-day Tanzania). To see the rest of the work and read about the inspiration, visit Brooklyn's Jenna Pierson.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pointer fingers, plants and pistachio-green plastic from Boston- based metalsmith Laura Jaklitsch.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

When it comes to leatherbound classics, you've got Austen, you've got Dickens, and now you've got Jackie Capozzoli. Check out JAKIMAC, the Los Angeles jeweller's line of leather and quartz wearables.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

From (who'd-ever-guess-these-were-) recycled plastic bottles...

...to "hairline" rings, there's a weekend's worth of stuff to explore in the portfolio of Georgia-based Chinese artist Shiying Gao.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Maybe somewhere, in an alternative universe, there's an alternate me blogging only about stud earrings.

And maybe she's wondering about an alternate self in an alternate world who blogs only about rings, like this "Stud Ring" by UK artist Kirsty Isla Nicholson.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

While this diamond solitaire may sparkle in its box...

...remove the lid...

...and you remove the sparkle, as well. Read more about "Invisible Love" by SashaPure (Taiwanese artist Sasha Tseng).

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


New York-based Sara Cochran's "Insecta" series is "an exploration into the simultaneously unsettling and intriguing aspects of insects."

Entomophobes need not fear — there's plenty more to check out on her site!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Let me point you in the direction of some arrow rings (clockwise from top left): handcut arrows from Florida's Claire Sommers Buck, bow & arrow from New York's Fleather Fox, twisted rope arrows from Texas metalsmith Elisha Marie Garza, stackable "native arrow" ring from New York's Torch Song Metals (Emily Sajban), ring with yellow silver arrowheads from Brooklyn's Digby & Iona (Aaron Ruff), and a wrap-around arrow from Ohio's Hero King (Zac Little).

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Let's do a Friday Five in a Flash! Getting us started are these "Armatae" arrowhead rings by Italy's Gaia Bottari.


"Leverage," inspired by the lever and wedge, by Sweden's Annika Pettersson.


Acrylic on silver by Belgium's Frédéric Rossius.


Androgynous rings by Toronto's Paul McClure.


"Debris" ring with ox hair by the UK's Morag Sumerling.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

These rings are so cool, they blow their own socks off.


Or their own facets off, anyway. For these and many more interesting series, check out Germany's Ariane Ernst.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I may not have a cool bone in my body but Greek designer Eleni Zolia ensures I can put one on.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Taiwanese jeweller I-Hsuan (Katy) Chen combines "the kinetic and the kaleidoscopic" in her stainless steel wonders. Meanwhile, I find it krummy and downright kruel that she only gives us one page!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

The inspiration behind this ring is... well, inspired! Can you guess what it is?

The mein idea: noodles hanging from chopsticks!


Visit Australia's Ly Yeow for her "bridge" ring and more.


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Friday, June 7, 2013

Don't let this ring scare you away — New Zealand artist Amelia Pascoe has tons of interesting work to show you! I'm going to restrain myself and post only one image, so please go visit her site for more.

And by "one image," of course, I mean two images. Now go.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Is this what Nina Garcia means by "editorial?" When I look at these rings, I see a proofreader's carets, asterisks and slashes! Rings by Rhode Island-based designer Anjye Wang.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Forget Paul McCartney and his symbolic keyboard — it's ebony and silver that live together in perfect harmony, at least when it comes to Spanish jeweller Gustavo Paradiso.

Visit his site for more, like his metalwork and updated millefiori.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

If I were to rank musical instruments in order of preference, brass instruments would not be near the top. I often find them too shrill. They just don't have a nice... ring, unlike the array of brass from Oregon's Seaworthy (Marisa Howard Seaworthy).

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Monday, June 3, 2013

If you visit the portfolio of New Zealand's Moniek Schrijer, you'll see lots of cool work in concrete, wood, glass and more. (You'll also see my ultimate conundrum: a ring placed on top of a dead bird. Which is like giving a garlic-infused inhaler to an asthmatic vampire.)

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Alice Matsumoto · Vancouver, BC

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