Blog > March 2019
Take a good look can you see the inspiration? These rings by China's Yu-Chu Huang were inspired by (and made of the same material as) contact lenses!
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Frozen Ocean.
This ring brought to you by Mountain Dew #notanad
Finland's Upcycle with Jing (Jing Wang) turns pop bottles and other plastics into lovely wearables.
Metalwork by Latvia's Valdis Brože, some with a Gaudí-esque quality...
...and some less so.
Gregory Grozos of Cyprus makes highly-detailed miniature rings (and other pieces), many with a steampunk theme. That art studio, though! My awe is in inverse proportion.
3D-printed "GeMolecule" rings by Israel's BE Jewelry (Bar Elias), inspired by the molecular structure of precious stones.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Sumiko Hattori.
Oozing, squeezing, bulging pieces from the UK's Emma Morris, who's "exploring pressure forms + tactile objects."
These faceted wooden rings with copper, brass or even burnt accents are just to my taste. Even more so are the pieces with muted polymer clay inlays, which you can see by visiting South Africa's Dor+Kie (husband and wife team Andre & Diana James).
Monday mood? Would it help to know this jeweller also has a collection devoted to chickens? Visit Germany-based Doliner (Gili Doliner) to see.
The layers in these acrylic "Disappearing Act" rings "appear to morph from opaque to transparent as [they] move, creating a mesmerizing effect." And if you think that's mesmerizing, wait 'til you see the rest of Bold Standard, an awesome collection of acrylic and wood jewellery by North Carolina's Kathleen Grebe; also pictured above is a bracelet for a sneak peek.
Ring-Free Thursday: "Spirit of Capitalism" by Estonia's Rita-Livia Erikson.
Pastels and asymmetric angles from the UK's Indigo Aana (Stevie Adams).
Metalwork in shibuichi, silver and gold by Italy's Brunella Alfinito, who has several interesting collections on her site.
"Squishy Gem" by the UK's Alice Royston.
Kinetic and acrylic? These are the bestest. Check out China's Joyce Yuan Ruan.
Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Soma Jewellery (Sofia Halik).
Rings from "Cinders" by New Zealand-based Dutch jeweller Nina van Duijnhoven. Her inspiration was a quote from Viktor Frankl: "What is to give light must endure burning."
For this bird phobe, disembodied beaks are somehow twice as terrifying as the whole creature. With trembling hands, I present Japan's Parakee (Chihiro Sakaguchi).
Herkimer diamonds (which are actually quartz), other gems and some nice two-tone metals from Hong Kong's ShanHo Jewelry.
I love how these look not-too-sweet despite being all shades of pastel. Porcelain rings above by South Korea's Ring by Riing (Hyerin Lee).