Blog > September 2020
Japan's Kitan Club elevates the faux-food ring by bringing the ring box into the act so what would otherwise just be a salmon ring is actually salmon onigiri! (I'm partial to umeboshi, myself.) Check out the original set here and their latest version here.
"Smooth bone sprinkled with amethyst chips" almost sounds like something out of molecular gastronomy. But this is a jewellery blog, and these are rings by French designer Régis de Saintdo.
Rings with a lot to say...
...even if it's with an inside voice. For more, check out Beautiful Accidents (French jeweller Bruno Caby).
Is armadillic a word? These cool brass rings make me think of armadillos or at least their tails. To see more, visit Russia's Natalia Petrikova.
Ring-Free Thursday: NMARRA (the UK's Jen Stewart).
Rings from Australian jeweller Eli Speaks' "Mexicali" series, which is "inspired by both Mayan and Art Deco architecture."
These "Hive" rings, featuring actual insects that have "lived out their lives in full as working urban honey bees," were "created to raise awareness of the decline in bee populations worldwide."
All rings above by the UK's Misan (Marie Rabe), whose work often features skulls as a motif.
Rings by Portugal's Bergue, self-described "jewellery tailors."
Dutch jeweller Inge Scharink makes 2020 feel just a little better with her whimsical yet well-crafted pieces, some of which are inspired by classical paintings.
Ring-Free Thursday: Ontario's Emma Gerard.
Black porcelain rings by French jeweller Camille Estivals.
"Unicorn hair" rings by Czech jeweller Petra Mohylova, whose other work is coated in colour go have a look!
These "pavement" rings and recycled plastic rings are just some of the work from Argentina's Laura Leyt, whose pieces are 99% recycled material.
Not a ring.
And not a jeweller.
Just a whole lot of creative thinking and photgraphy by the UK's Vanessa McKeown.
Ring-Free Thursday: Argentina's Paloma Vega.
Wooden rings featuring Polaroids (top) and oil paintings (bottom) by French artist Louane Millie Schneider.
Sunken treasure chest vibes from Italy's Pilgiò Di Antonio Piluso.
I am aswoon over these spare yet striking rings (and half-rings) from French jeweller JEM (Jewellery Ethically Minded).
They also do engagement rings!
Visit Spanish artist Juanjo Garcia Martin for sculptural rings and brooches...
...that are often more than what first meets the eye.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's JiYoung Kim.
Architectural and sculptural pieces by Spain's Gerard Valls.
September vibes from Ontario's Kathleen Searle.