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Friday, April 30, 2021

New Caledonia's Loan Favan draws from her South Pacific heritage and a whole lot of imagination for her brand, Naula Studio.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Caroline Finlay.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The UK's Chris Boland likes to feature not only the inclusions in the gemstones but also the "marks made during the construction of the work," which "are allowed to remain or are emphasized."

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ceramic rings by Iranian jeweller Marjan Asadi, with inspirations running the gamut from volcanic lava to the work of Mark Rothko.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Japan's Humus Island, self-proclaimed potter and wombat lover, has rings, ring holders and a whole lot of adorable porcelain critters for your perusal.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Aoitori means "blue bird" but there's plenty of other colours on display here, too. Check out Japanese glass artist Michiru Kurii's gallery, including her cool ear cuffs.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Ring-Free Thursday: Italy-based Chinese jeweller Yajie Hu.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Does he look familiar?

What about his colleagues?

All those faces are taken from Rembrandt's 1662 The Syndics and expressed in photographic enamel by Portugal's Zélia Nobre Carré (who also has a more contemporary aestheic, as shown in these house rings).

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

"Reception," "Holding" and "Release" rings from Hungarian jeweller Andrea Nádai's "Contact" series.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Japan's Nina isn't just inspired by biodiveristy but actively participates in the conservation movement, even beyond creating these incredibly life-like pieces of jewellery.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sakura blossoms and pearl berries from Czech jeweller Nomio (Milan Nováček).

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ring-Free Thursday: paper and patterns by Bibiha.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hannibal Lecter would approve. Pÿr Bijoux of France transforms doll skin into, well, wearable skin. If you find these intriguing, go check out the "ear" earrings!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

These rings have a sense of sweeping motion that reminds me of those cool but also terrifying fish spirals. For more (rings, not terror fish), check out Dutch jeweller Annelyn Angenent.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Beautiful botanicals (including rosemary, lavender and mint) from Japan's Nazuki Nakamura.

Friday, April 9, 2021

As a lover of lampworking, when I look at glass rings, I usually see the glass first and the ring second. But it's the reverse with these artful pieces by Saki Shimizu, who, along with Yūji Nakano, runs Tri Busoj Glass Crafts House in Japan.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's Gizella Biró.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A smorgasboard of cast aluminum rings from French jeweller 6-soixante.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Russia's Me Scuzi! (Katya Korzh) combines recycled plastic with found pebbles and glass to create these colourful rings that warrant the exclamation point in the name.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Just some of the many pieces from UK-based jeweller Laura Fedus, who treats rings "as hand-held sculptures."

Friday, April 2, 2021

Both these foam insulation rings...

...and this fun-to-watch kinetic ring are samples of her older work. So go check out New Mexico's Julie Lake and see what kind of cool stuff this artist is up to these days!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Gracie Hinitt (Gracie Fallowfield).

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