The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Glass rings (and a gorgeous pendant that I couldn't resist) by New York's Penelope Rakov, who designs and pulls her own murrini.
Ring-Free Thursday: Czech jeweller Veronika Vysloužilová.
These glass "pill rings" by Turkey's Sebnem Kurtul are like little, wearable doses of sunshine.
These beautiful hybrids of classical figures, gems and crystals somehow feel totally natural, like they've been this way since antiquity. For more, visit New York's Atelier Narcé (Iohann Pita).
...with a "wow" factor by Japan's Nobu Ikeguchi.
It seems the UK's Nick Chaffe has found his calling as a graphic designer... but these rings have me calling for him to make a deeper foray into jewellery-making! (And yes, those ringed fists are, in fact, themselves rings.)
Ring-Free Thursday: New Zealand's Jet Dog Jewellery.
It's all sunbeams and tourmalines in Celine Daoust's world, and I'm there for it (at least, I wish I were). The Belgian jeweller travels to Jaipur several times a year to personally select her stones.
This ring is like a cross between a middle finger and barbed wire, for those times when you really need to get your message across.
For more, check out German creative collective Sucuk und Bratwurst (Alessandro Belliero, David Gönner, Denis Olgac & Lukas Olgac).
Rusty roses from Germany's Mandy Rasch.
Also check out her enamel work!
Sweet themes with a little edge from the UK's RegalRose.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Blue Valentine.
The many faces of New York's Anthony Lent.
Though he takes his visual inspiration from circuit boards, I love how UK jeweller Mark Newman's work (some shown in-progress, above) is reminiscent of busy subway maps.
Clear, sharp, hand-polished glass rings by Japan's Aki Sakaida.
Rings made from fragments of urushi lacquerware by Japan's Kimiaki Kageyama.
Patterned porcelain rings by Israel's Tanya Shukstelinsky.
Gorgeous work, featuring hand-dyed silk, from South Korea's Jounghye Park.
"Shabon" bubble rings from Japan's Ano Ano.
I'd say these look good enough to eat but I think someone's beaten me to the punch chomp. That someone would be the UK's Isla Gilham.
Ring-Free Thursday: Norway's Romanin (Elizabeth Romanin).
Get that warm and fuzzy feeling: knit rings by Japan's Nonpui.
Cypriot jeweller Iro Kaskani makes rings that look like naturally-occurring formations.
Snowflakes in jewellery are usually depicted in a precisely symmetrical way but not these "crystallised water" rings by Australia's Aurelia Yeomans.
Make hisssstory with these striking snake (and other) rings from California's Perez Bitan (Rachel Perez Bitan).
Ring-Free Thursday: Virginia-based Mexican jeweller Nina Zabal (Cinthya Cuba de Zabal).
"Fiction" and "Formation" wire rings by Japan's Kazunori Kodani.
Super sleek rings by Hungary's Laufer Miklós István.
Spirals in control: "Vejer" rings by Spain's Gaviria.
Rings from the "House" series by New York-based Rho Tang.
Ring-Free Thursday: Macedonia's Sofija Filigranska (Aleksandra Ivanova).
For cute frog rings (poison dart frogs, to be precise)...
...and other adorable lampwork critters, visit Japan's Grass K.
Asymmetrical "Angle" rings by Sweden's Frida Åberg.
Gem-shaped acrylic ombré rings by Japan's Türr (Kaori Tsuge). Check out her bangles and earrings for more painterly pieces in pastel.
For something similar but in opaque glass, check out Japan's Kyoko Glassworks (Kyoko Matsuoka).
If rings had skeletons, they might look something like these pieces by Michigan's Bend the Fish (Jen Surine).
Ring-Free Thursday: California's Hyworks (Hyun Yu).
Japanese enamel rings by Wales-based Emosiwn (Yukiko Wilson).
Acrylic rings from Japan's Faons, in colours and shapes that remind me somewhat of vintage glassware.
January 2020 seems like a good time for a clean start, so let's begin with these soap rings by Pakistan's Haya Lutfullah.