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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tidiness, minimalism and parallelism with good flow: these rings give me the same satisfaction I get from looking at raked Japanese rock gardens. To see more, visit Dutch jeweller Cécile van Eeden.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Canned seafood rings from Japan's Nature Technicolour, purveyors of (mostly) scientific capsule machine toys.

Monday, November 18, 2019

A ring from the toothpick series by Japan's Makiko Mitsunari...

...who also has a cool "Mineral Brooch" collection.

Friday, November 15, 2019

A wide range of inspiration, from Moscow architecture to Japanese fashion design, informs the cool, futuristic work of Russia's Roskosh. There's a lot to explore, so go check it out!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: London-based Spanish jeweller Marian Ripoll.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The unabashedly colourful glamour of New York's Taffin (James de Givenchy).

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This cup may not runneth over literally, but it sure does figuratively (and exquisitely). Check out the "Elsewhere" ring by New York's Henry & Hodu.

Monday, November 11, 2019

I'm drawn to these abundant stacks of silver but most of this jeweller's work actually showcases bright, cheerful colours in enamel. To see those, visit Italy's Cristina Grabar.

Friday, November 8, 2019

From ephemeral smoke rings to rings that are deliberately "hard to wear," Georgia-based Mechasposada (Maria Mercedes Posada) serves up a variety of conceptual work that plays with your notion of what jewellery is.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Russia's Irina Shturkina.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

If you could put anxiety on a ring, these near-bursting balloons would be it for me. And yet, I like it. For more cool work, check out Clova Jewellery (the UK's Clova Rae-Smith)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pieces that interlock...

...and interplay, by Japan's Shuji Suko.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Is this what they mean when they say a circle is made up of arcs? Rings above by Japan's Unik.

Friday, November 1, 2019

If there were an award for Most Ingenious Use of an Opal, wouldn't it be fitting that a ring named "A.I." would win it?

Check out the UK's Caiyang Yin for interesting pieces featuring untraditional materials, including mop fibers and Beats headphone wires.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Yonabeya.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

If you've got a taste for the grotesque, you're in for a treat — no trick. Since tomorrow is Ring-Free Thursday on the blog, I've got this year's Hallowe'en post one day early thanks to Ukranian artist Polina Verbytska of Weird Sculpture.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A pair of perfectly patinated tube rings.

To see all the above and more, visit Ring of Steall (the UK's Lynne Howat).

Monday, October 28, 2019

Nobody petals like Chinese jeweller Miao He.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Have you ever seen that tragic video of the racoon washing its food in water, only the food is cotton candy, so it dissolves into nothingness, along with the racoon's hopes and dreams? Well, no danger of these cotton candy rings disappearing on you, because they're made of felt.

And also circuitry and LEDs! To see these and a whole lot more interesting work, go visit Georgia-based Stina Jewelry (Stina Siqiong Wen).

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: Arkansas-based Delawarean Danielle James.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I love glass tiles and I especially love that these ones are made from recycled windows. Rings above by Spain's (by way of Norway) B Glass.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It's hard to tell from the photo above but that palm ring isn't just stamped — the little details are cut-outs.

For modern jewellery with a touch of quirk (like this necklace I couldn't resist posting), check out the UK's Lima Lima.

Monday, October 21, 2019

This "solitaire" ring really only scratches the surface...

...of a complex series focussing — and expanding — on chains. Go check out the cool work of UK-based Hungarian jeweller Veronika Fabian.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Statement Credit Card: whether it's this ring questioning the value of her education or the "February 30th" tag ring examining status, UK-based Wen Ju Tseng always gives you something to think about — and look at, of course! Don't miss the rest of her interesting work.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ring-Free Thursday: South Carolina's Katie Kameen.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I didn't think anything could draw my eyes away from a caged-skull knuckleduster that doubles as a pendant, but that is a seriously well-shaped pair of hands. For much more, including lots of organic enamel, see Russia's Semyon Starov.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rings from the "Sensível" collection by Brazilian visual artist Fabiana Queiroga.

Monday, October 14, 2019

I'm back from holiday! If you're back here with me today, thank you! Let's get back into the swing of things with these woven wara (rice straw) rings from Japan's Hanasewara (Momoko Fujii), based on traditional wara art techniques.

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