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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Maybe we should switch from calling them ON/OFF to ON/NO. No? Whatever you think, check out Japan's Daquise for fun metalwork, including this switch series.


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Circuit board rings by Maryland's Circuit Breaker Labs (Amanda Preske).


Also admiring:

Electric plug pendant from New Jersey's Exo Jewel.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Shells and seaweed sourced from Scotland and Okinawa, encased in clear resin or pretty pinks and blues, by UK-based Ley Tea.


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Shell and seaweed-like ring by Japan's Beachy Treasures (Maiko Sugihara).


Also admiring:

"Seaweed" earrings by Washington, DC-based Denisa Piatti.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Let's call these bar-knuckles.

All rings above by Pennsylvania's Ally Schito.


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Barnacle ring by Rhode Island's Andrew Haviland.


Also admiring:

Barnacle hoop earrings by the UK's Charlotte Rowenna.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Kristina Schwab.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Believe it or not, some of those rings above are made of fabric.

To find out which, and to see what inspired this square ring (if you haven't already figured it out!), visit Turkey's Feyzal Baykut.


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Fabric ring by Portugal's Silvia Louro Santos.


Also admiring:

Textile necklaces by Sweden's Karin Gyllerfelt.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clay, resin and lots of raw crystal — welcome to the world of the UK's Feaver and Dust.


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Crytal and copper ring by Utah's Erica Claflin.


Also admiring:

Raw topaz pendant by Louisiana's Leda Jewel Co.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

SO. CUTE. Check out Japan's Merfleurage for namidama (a blend of the Japanese words for "tears" and "beads"), both in ring form and in forms like this:


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Glass candy drop rings by Japan's Heavenly Drops Studio.


Also admiring:

Teardrop earrings by Japan's Karaski.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Sometimes, "cool" is the only appropriate word. If you like clean lines, sharp edges and a fusion of geometric forms, don't miss out on Mexico's Iker Ortiz.


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"Cubist" ring by California's Vina Shih.



Also admiring:

Earrings by Utah's Anvil & Agate.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: California-based Wan Hee Cho.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

From hard white LEGO to natural flowers to a place somewhere in between, rings by Denmark-based Dani Mlynáriková of Yayo Design.


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LEGO ring by Hintlab of France.


Also admiring:

Floral pin by Japan's TNC Flower Accessory (Tomoko Nakagaki).

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I love the art of kiriko (cut glass), most often used to create drinking vessels. But Japan's Heroomtage Bijoux has just put my kiriko covetousness into overdrive with these gorgeous glass rings! Check out their site for nice metalwork, too.


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Another glass kiriko ring by Japan's Seto Kiriko.


Also admiring:

Kiriko pendant by Japan's Tokoba (Kohei Kobayashi).

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Possibly the ne plus ultra of tree rings, by Russia's Vlad Glynin. If you love glamour, be sure to check out his "Prosecco" ring, too.


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Woodland stump ring by BC's Urban Alchemy (Briana Mercier).


Also admiring:

Cherrywood pendant by Ohio's Meredith S. Tibjash.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Glass, stained: I love these rings with dreamy smudges of colour by Japan's Aya Uemura.


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Glass rings by Japan's Babi Glass (Masami Ikeda).


Also admiring:

Agate and glass earrings by Germany's Carolin Denter.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Benjamin Kellogg.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you sensing a pattern? New Zealand-based South African artist Paul Harris is making a ring a day in 2018, and these are some of the results.


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Asanoha pattern "Miki" ring by Australia's Amy Louise.


Also admiring:

"Moonlight" earrings by French jeweller Amy Gattas (Amira Gattas).

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Geometry, asymmetry, bezels and black — just some of the elements that make up the distinct look of Colorado's Tuggle Designs.


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Black diamond bar ring by Ontario's WJewellery (Wouter Van der molen).


Also admiring:

Diamond bar necklace by New York's MaGal Jewelry.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

These rings are both an homage to kintsugi (the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer) and an exploration of "the taboos surrounding mental health." To read more, visit the UK's Eleanor Kerr-Patton.


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Kintsugi-inspired "Mistakes are Gold" ring by Egypt's Mona Bizzari.


Also admiring:

Kintsugi heart necklaces by New York's Ken Thibado.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

I love it when poppy seeds get stuck in my rings. Pictured are just a few pieces from the "Tane" ("seed") collection by UK-based Japanese jeweller Sayoko Kobayashi of Coyosa Design — be sure to check out the rest!


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Poppy ring by New York's Moonspinner (Michaela Batstone).


Also admiring:

Glass poppy earrings by Belgium's Glas & Glas (Noor Springael).

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Ritual (Shingo Nakata).


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Though he considers himself primarily a metalsmith, Ohio's Shawn M Lopez turns out pieces in plexiglass (as in the pink "Wonderland" handpiece and ring) and wood (as in the sculptural black rings) as well. Visit his portfolio for many more statement pieces!


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Chair ring by Toronto's Muskoka Jewelry (Eldo Baumeister).



Also admiring:

"Please Have a Seat" necklace by India's Mrinalini Chandra.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Elegant, ingenious "phases of the moon" pearl ring by Japan's Giclat (Takaharu Mugikura). Visit his site for more classic yet modern gold-and-diamond jewellery.


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Orbiting pearls ring by Japan's Étoilight (Mio Hisamitsu).


Also admiring:

Caromay "Pearl Moon" earrings available at Hong Kong's 0cm.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

3D-printed geometric rings by Belgium's Simply Bu (Burçin Uçak).


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3D-printed ring by Mexico-based Vuot (Adriana López Biaggi).


Also admiring:

3D-printed earrings by Puerto Rico's Modern Basic.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Poland's Mimikra (Kinga Sulej) gives a menancing touch to flowery rings with her black, spiky "Dragonflowers" series.

Check her site for more, including this awesome "stalactite" ring.


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Black thorn ring by Hong Kong's Majade Jewelry.


Also admiring:

"Vines & Tendrils" earrings by Arizona's Valerie Ostenak.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Vancouver's Dorrit & Millie.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Satin pillows: not just for sleeping on anymore. Japan's Gungul Parman (artist Natsuo Toyama) blurs the line between fantasy and reality with her puffy fabric jewellery.


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Pincushion rings by the UK's Wychbury Designs (Paula Perrins).


Also admiring:

Puffy "quilted" silver brooch by Japanese artist Emika Komuro.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Check out Poland's Sara Gackowska for shapely porcelain work as well as other interesting series, such as the "Craquelure" pieces also shown above.


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Porcelain ring by Serbia's Minima (Biljana Lorbek).


Also admiring:

Porcelain earrings by Germany's Anna Badur.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Enchainté by these chain rings from Japan's Seis (Yoko Ino).


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Chain ring by Japan's Uran Jewelry Works.


Also admiring:

Chain bangle by Japan's Sarasa Umemura.

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Friday, March 16, 2018


A little metal petal mania courtesy of Argentina's Andrea Vaggione, who takes flower rings to another level.


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Bee & flower ring with amber by the UK's Monica Wilson.


Also admiring:

Petal-outline necklace & earrings by Germany's Christine Rettinger.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018


Ring-Free Thursday: Romania's Anca Popescu.


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paper rings by Hungary's Christina Thrush.


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Brass ring from Polish jeweller Pola Zag's "Paper" collection.


Also admiring:

Handmade paper pod pendant by Greek artist Stavroula Kaziale.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Italy's Paolo Marcolongo seemingly breathes life into his sculptural Murano glass jewellery.


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Phosphorescent glass ring by Japan's Glass Studio Briller.


Also admiring:

Murano glass necklace by Italy's Lìperlà.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Ring, ring. If you look at these and think "telephone cord," you must be like me — old. For more coiled wire jewellery (and other minimal pieces), see Germany's Johanna Gauder.


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Resin "vintage phone" ring by France's Les Bijoux des Zotonis.


Also admiring:

Phone wire earrings, made by artisans in Africa, from LivAfrika.

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Friday, March 9, 2018


I think more jewellers (or at least their photographers) should offer their product shots as prints. These gorgeous stacks, for instance, I could honestly stare at all... day... long. Acrylic rings by Germany's Viola Hermann.


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Stacks of rings made of stacks of cubes, from Michigan's Imperfect Grace.


Also admiring:

Dazzling layered "stacklaces" by Xevana (Singapore's Evah Soh).

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Thursday, March 8, 2018


Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's Losonczy Orsolya.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Unabashedly full-of-colour porcelain rings by Australia's Ruby Pilven.


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Rings by New Zealand-based French ceramist Judith B.


Also admiring:

Porcelain pendants by Slovenia's Milica Bubanja.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

These quasi-futuristic rings are created by first 3D-printing a wax model, then using that to create a plaster mold. To see more — I recommend a look at the pendants — visit Germany's Space Jewels.


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3D-printed cracked egg ring by Toronto's Andrée Chénier.


Also admiring:

Earrings by California's Tiny Right Brain (Betty Chang), also based on a 3D-printed model.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

New York jeweller Jill Herlands' statement rings are a marriage of coloured concrete and raw gems.

Check out her site for many more examples of her metalwork!


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Ring in concrete and black sand by Ohio's Stephanie Lee Paynter.


Also admiring:

Concrete pendant by Germany's Beton Juwelen.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

What a load of crocs! And other interesting designs from Turkey's Hann Karaköy.


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Crocodile ring by Denmark's Tobias Strøm Project.


Also admiring:

Crocodile bangle by New York's Jacob & Co.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Yuri Miyata.






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