Tentacles, Fungi and Anatomy Cast In Fine Metals. The Very Cool Jewelry of Peggy Skemp.

Peggy Skemp has a knack for turning things that are usually considered creepy into beautiful, detailed jewelry. Anatomical hearts, musculature, lungs, brains, tentacles, squid, octopus and fungi are hand cast in everything from 18k gold to bronze. Read more

Moritz Glik’s Kaleidoscope Collection of Fine Gemstone Jewelry Shakes Things Up.

Moritz Glik jewelry

My new ‘wishlist’ item is a piece, any piece, from Moritz Glik’s latest jewelry collection, Kaleidoscope. A line of fine jewelry that takes ordinarily traditionally set gemstones and uses them in a very unconventional way. Earrings, necklaces, pendants and cuffs in which loose diamonds and gems of various colors and cuts tumble around in settings that are unlike most I have seen before. Read more

Icon Bricks Are Sterling Silver And Gemstone Lego Like Jewelry & Cuff Links.

Icon Brick Jewelry Collection

A lot of crafty people (and I mean skilled craftsmen not deceitful or underhanded people) have created jewelry inspired by or made from Lego® blocks. But many of them are either plastic or metal, giving them a novelty and juvenile look and feel. Read more

Got Your Nose! Jewelry Cast From Your Dog or Cat’s Nose In Sterling Silver.

jewelry cast From Your Dog or Cat's Nose

Incredible Things posted these fabulous custom pet pendants cast from the noses of dogs and cats the other day, so I simply had to dig a little deeper. And I’m glad I did or I’d never have discovered handmade jewelry designer Jackie Kaufman and her Rock My World, Inc. Read more

A Handful Of Art. Rockin’ Rings From The Klimt02 Gallery Exhibit In Barcelona.

above: Untitled ring by Karl Fritsch

If you are a fan of very unusual fine jewelry, then the Klimt02 Gallery collection from their 2010 exhibition in Barcelona will be right up your alley. A collection of fine jewelry by 26 international artists, the pendants, neckpieces, earrings, rings, objects, chains and more are really wearable sculpture rather than simply ornamentation for the body.

The Beauty & The Best
Klimt02 | Gallery, Barcelona presents a selection of 140 pieces from 26 international artists. The selection of works, presented through this 2010 collection, aims to involve you in the implicit concepts, messages, thoughts, ironies, questions, answers, transgressions and languages that have taken shape and have become physical beings.

Here are a few of their eye-popping ring designs (which are all available for purchase) from their Barcelona “Beauty And The Best” 2010 collection:

Microrings by Marc Monzo:

Avondvlinder ring by Ted Noten:

Capri Seaside by Dominique Labordery:

Capri Hillside by Dominique Labordery:

MY VIRTUAL ME ring by Dominique Labordery:

Platinum Groove by Dominique Labordery:

Biobringe by Peter Bauhuis:

Biobringe by Peter Bauhuis:

Happy Family Mrs (silver) by Benjamin Lignel:

Happy Family Mrs (gold) by Benjamin Lignel:

L.N.32 by Benjamin Lignel:

Untitled ring by Karl Fritsch:

Untitled ring by Karl Fritsch:

Diamond Purple ring by Helen Britton:

Scull (sic) Ring by Helen Britton:

As they describe the 2010 Beauty and The Best collection on their site:
Klimt02 presents a selection of essential and benchmark jewels in contemporary jewellery. We wish to give you the chance as receivers to feel the emotion involved in appreciating a work of art, thus completing the artistic act.

These jewels incorporate different levels of language: tradition, innovation, history, present, words, sounds, notes, gaps, orbits and connections… as an exquisite way of discovering and understanding reality. These jewels deserve our attention: something is happening.

We are not striving for any kind of originality, trend or discovery but rather we simply wish to state that every single piece in the collection involves a high degree of creation with which we wish to address you as receivers of the message. We offer receivers and request of them the possibility of exercising choice, their selective affinity.

These pieces tell us how we understand things today. This is their contemporary nature. The creator, the artist or the jeweller is a catalyser of our reality.

Beauty is something more than ornamental; in this case it is the coming together of what is good, well made and essential. The Best, for us and now for you as well, is the selection of jewels on the basis of which to start to think and feel the best.

shop for all the above rings here.

Rings That Rock and Roll. Kinetic Jewelry By Michael Berger.

Kinetic Jewelry By Michael Bergerabove: Stainless Steel kinetic ring with 14 brilliant cut diamonds

Most kinetic (moving) jewelry is downright ugly. But these modern rings by Michael Berger are definitely an exception. Geometric shapes in brushed and polished golds or stainless steel, some set with fine gems, diamonds or Tahitian Pearls, sit upon the finger like little moving sculptures. I love how the shanks are all unusually shaped as well. Read more

Bruxe X Uranium Tiny Little Chairs Pendants Now Available!

tiny little chairs pendants

There was much brouhaha a few months back when the news first broke that Bruxe Design of Montreal would be pairing up with Uranium to create modern chair classic pendants. Now, the first five charming three dimensional casts of mid-century modern chairs are finally available for purchase online. Read more