Blog > January 2019
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Ella Fearon-Low.
Gleaming glass bubbles by Nata Dashko of Belarus.
A balance of angles and circles from Italy's Maria Giovanna Pavanetto.
The UK's Paulina Knapik drew direct inspiration from Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. While paintings are considered "final pieces," she sought to "prolong the painting's life by taking it to another dimension and adding [her] own emotions and interpretation." Read more and see more on her site.
I've had my eye on Bittergrain (Hong Kong's Tara Shun Wan Ko) for years now but my personal collection is already large enough as it is. OR IS IT? No, it really is. BUT I COULD BE WRONG. While my fragile willpower puts up a fight, please go check out the rest of her "I'm Not Fragile" series.
Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Elisabet Moreno.
Claws & crystals, spikes & spinels and a little bit of rock & roll from Israel's Maya Noach.
So simple yet so pretty: asymmetric gem pairings by BC's Lacey Janette.
Today is the first full moon of 2019 both in the sky and on the blog. Visit the UK's Kayleigh Falcus for her acrylic moons and crescents.
Some awesome acrylic pieces from Chinese designer Wanling Lu, who explores transparency and how it "express[es] both the isolation of individuals and the empty vibrancy of city culture." Visit her site for the full range, including see-through backpacks.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Kate Trouw.
"Rectangularings" by Italy's Dario Catanzaro Design, combining 3D-printed rings with goldsmith-crafted bars.
Netherlands-based Vannesa Montoya Lopera "gets her inspiration from the forms, textures and rituals of ethnic groups and ancestral cultures from [her native] Colombia and Latin America."
"I Am Good" ring by Germany's Nina Kastens. Not bad.
Titanium rings (and inspiration) from the "Tower" series by Russia's Alexeeva Jewelry (Daria Alekseeva).
Ring-Free Thursday: Calgary-based Danish designer Anne Tranholm.
Happy 2019, everybody! A quick note before I begin: I'll still be posting every weekday but I've decided to stick to the main jeweller and stop adding the two bonus links that have, until now, accompanied each post. It's a time-management issue I'm sure you can all relate!
With that out of the way, let's start things off with an evil eye (of sorts) to ward off any bad stuff this year. All porcelain rings above by the UK's Kerchung! (Karen Cheung).
Pendants also available!