The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Yuka Tanai.
Finger-wear (and some of my favourite foods) from "Plastic Into Bodies" by Chinese jeweller Yonghui Duan, inspired by the problem of plastic packaging.
It's Inna Monastyrna's world solar system and we're just living in it. Check out Jam Inc, the Israeli designer's collection, for tons of creative, playful jewellery.
Rings in cement, metal and resin by Italy's Marie Therese Wolf.
Floral "diamond" rings in silver by South Korea's Sejin Jeong.
Ring-Free Thursday: amazing agate from Germany-based Spanish designer Empar Juanes Sanchis.
Fresh looks in recycled acrylic from Serbian studio Pamela Coromoto (named for an imagined muse).
These rings perfectly capture that birthday cake, party hat, paper streamer feeling that we've been missing since, oh, say, March 2020 or so. For more, check out New York's SusanaLand.
Rings, in an array of natural materials including horse hair, shell and wood, from Russia's Korzh Studio.
Galaxy beads are a common type of boro glass bead because the swirling colours can often resemble nebulae in outer space. But I don't know that I've ever seen anything quite as galactic as these stunning pieces from Russia's Rubino Oro (Marina Fo). Her lampwork rings, beads and pendants seem to encompass not only clouds of gas and dust but entire planets and solar systems.
Ring-Free Thursday: Taiwan's Yu Tseng.
Some domestic delights from Spain's Mercè Bruguera.
This isn't a group of porcelain rings. It's a "flock."
Just ask UK jeweller Pauline Edie, who also works with recycled silver and gold.
Which came first, the chicken or...?
Trick question: rings always come first.
If you like exuberantly colourful, playful jewellery, check out Russia's Baraaashka (Anna Barannikova).
"Lovesick" and other rings from California's Rachel Quinn.
Ring-Free Thursday: Sweden's Sanna Wallgren.
Complex colours in glass by Japan's Monado (Naomi Nakamura).
The UK's Michelle Currie is a "science artist + jewellery designer" who creates ferromagnetic pieces using "a unique blend of iron sands from Scottish beaches, iron shards and iron oxide powder together with an epoxy to create a static sculpture that outlines the invisible magnetic field lines acting on the physical matter."
Ring from Chinese jeweller Hanyu Zhao's "Secret Garden," full of "plant-like creatures that have their own identities."
These cool rings are made of resin and CD-ROMs...
...but what I especially love are the 3D-printed chains from New Zealand's Maca Bernal.
Ring-Free Thursday: Finland's Saimij.
Created by Russia's Maria Mironova, this skull, quail egg and crystal knuckleduster represents "fragility and strength"...
...while this one was born of a more practical concern, like how to eat when your hands are dirty or occupied.
Just some of the many rubber rings from Brazil's designTUN.
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and the "impermanence of reality," the UK's Ruhong Chen created this gold ring that reveals itself as the outer layer of talc wears away. Check out her site for more conceptual series, including some nice work with pearls.