Showing posts with label modern jewelry design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern jewelry design. Show all posts

Wrap Your Loved One Around Your Finger. Literally. Contura Rings by Thomas Geison.

Jewelry designer Thomas Giesen has been creating and producing his own jewellery collections in his own workshop for 20 years.

With several beautifully crafted pieces to his credit, it's his Contura rings that fascinate me. He developed the idea of crafting luxury rings from a human profile in 1998 and it took him a few years to develop the technique to get it precisely right. The final result is a very unique and personal Red Dot Design Award-winning piece of jewelry.

The Contura Rings can be crafted from yellow, white, rose or black gold, silver, titanium, platinum or stainless steel. Available in 8,10,12 and 14mm widths, the rings are suited to any gender or age.

And many options are available. Diamonds, pearls and other gemstones may be added in a variety of styles (see below):

Jeweller Thomas Giesen:

Prices range quite a bit depending on the style and material. For more information or to order one visit this site.

Brand Your Spouse With The Hilarious Titanium Anti-Cheating Wedding Ring.

The Cheeky has designed this hilarious high-strength titanium wedding band on which the words "I'm Married" are embossed in reverse on the interior of the ring, leaving a legible impression on your finger when the band is removed.

Go ahead, try picking up someone in a bar with the words "I'm Married" depressed into your skin.

The Anti-Cheating Ring costs $550 and is available in any size.

Buy it here
Also available for £359.99 at iWoot.

Tentacles, Fungi & 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.

All types of sterling - high polished, antiqued and blackened as well as bronze versions of her pieces are available. Some are even studded with diamonds or gemstones.

Anatomical Collection

Lung locket necklace:

Lung pendant necklace closed and open on model:

Anatomical heart pendants, lockets and rings:

Thigh muscles pendant necklace:

Muscle rings and pendants:

Dendrite and Neuron necklaces and bracelet:

Brain rings:

Tentacle Collection

Sterling silver tentacle pendants:

Yellow and white bronze tentacle pendants:

Sterling silver tentacle necklace with black diamonds:

Blackened sterling silver tentacle pendant with diamonds:

Blackened Silver tentacle ring with diamonds:

Sterling Silver tentacles rings:

Sterling tentacle stack rings, without and with diamonds:

Sterling squid rings:

Sterling octopus ring with gemstone eyes:

Sterling silver tentacle earrings with and without gemstones:

Blackened sterling silver tentacle earrings:

Fungi Collection

White and yellow bronze fungi rings:

Blackened and sterling silver fungi rings:

Sterling silver fungi pendant and ring:

About Peggy
Peggy learned metalsmithing and gemology at The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) before going on to earn a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her focus was sustainable design. In between, she also studied natural science at De Paul. Having grown up in rural southeastern Minnesota, she currently lives and works in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, at home in her menagerie of ungovernable succulents, cacti, and hanging ferns.

Peggy Skemp Jewelry

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