In this season of love, romance and overload of mush,
what better way to express love that by presenting your partner with a ring?
Rings though are pretty de rigueur, everyone proclaims
love with one. Rings are tangible manifestations of intangible love. And if
you, like me find rings passé, why not have a look at these rings.
Fired with creativity, tempered with nature, these rings
will surely command a second glance and are guaranteed conversation makers,
even if they do not take your relationship to newer heights.
Israeli artist Julia Goland, an Israeli artist, makes
amazingly wearable yet extraordinary jewelry.
Each piece, many of them worthy of art galleries, is crafted using leather
and wire, beads, fake moss, grass and other unusual items. So close is her attention to detail that it
is often difficult to tell that a piece is not natural. Have a look at this bonsai ring where her
attention to detail is evident in the realistic landscaping effects she has
incorporated. Julia uses techniques like
burning, cutting and dyeing while creating her pieces, all this without
following any instructions or tutorials.
Rings with Secrets
Now why would I list such an old and dusty looking piece
on a blog for special rings? Valid question.
But take a close look.
What you see is not dust and mold but trees and
flowers. The stone is called moss agate
and is mounted on a sterling silver giving it a quaint and antiquated
look. The Wexford Secret Garden Ring
comes for $278, a great buy if one fancies wearing a piece of nature on
oneself. I for one would go for it,
after all every women has a diamond, but not many I am sure can boast of
wearing a graden on their fingers.
Hair grows, nails grow, children grow, so do trees,
animals and birds…but rings? I never knew that.
But that was before I discovered product designer Hafsteinn
Juliusson. Living in metropolises hardly
leaves us with time or space enough to indulge in gardening.
jewelry. According to the site, the
range is “experiment in drawing nature toward man, as
nature being the presupposition of life. It is important to take good care of
Growing Jewelry. The owner must water it regularly and nurture it like any
other plant. So it’s up to the owner to make sure that the jewelry is at its
The Icelandic designer describes the collection as a
‘clash of jewelry and gardening; couture and organism’.
I found the designs
unisexual, and was pleased to note that the collection offers an awesome variety
of growing rings, from delicate single pieces to one in the shape of a badass
Had a bad day, don’t like someone…why not present a
prickly ring this Valentines…or maybe wear one if you want the world to leave
Barbara Uderzo, the creator behind these
fascinating pieces says, “The scope of my creative work is not
circumscribed to the goldsmith's craft because I use different materials, above
all not precious materials (this is the reason why my training cannot be
defined as purely goldsmithery).
In fact, some collections are made in wood succulent rings, in plastic blob
rings, in steel imprinting.
It is fundamental for me to work with meaningful forms, because a jewel's value
isn't only the preciousness of the material, or the manual execution but it has
a special link with the meaning of designs."
The designs are truly “alternative” as the rings are made
of different coloured wood with holes for fingers and tiny bowls at the
top to contain the planting material and the cacti.
So the next time you want to give someone a rude message,
try the prickly ring.
Via: trendhunter, gizmodiva, beadinggem