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Thorns . three oxidized sterling silver stacking rings

These wonderful pieces are made to order by Andrea Simic, a 24-year-old architecture graduate. She is a Croatian native who grew up in the small, medieval town of Knin and is currently living in Zagreb, the country’s largest city, where she also got her degree. Her modern and geometric designs are inspired by what she sees around her in product design and architecture. She credits her creative mother as her biggest influence, and has an intense love for animals (her shop was named after her beloved bearded collie.)

I am absolutely in love with all of her designs, but here are a few of my favorites.

Find her on Twitter here.
See the shop here.

As always, click on the photo to see the item listing.

Eye . herkimer diamond oxidized sterling silver ring

Line . sterling silver bar stud earrings

Chandelier . oxidized sterling silver post earrings

Thorn . oxidized sterling silver ring

Personal armor . oxidized sterling silver joint ring

Circles . oxidized sterling silver post earrings

[an etsy shop spotlight]

Silver Sheen Obsidian Orb with Twin- Textured Sterling Silver Ring

Laura Treloar is the amazing woman behind Specimental. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, has three children under 10, is a full-time high school art teacher, and has spent the past 5 years renovating her 100-year-old home. She’s a wonder woman. Her background in sculpture gives these pieces such an extraordinary life. The textures within these pieces are wonderful.

My love for chunky rings, I believe, will never fail.

Here are my favorites. Click any of the photos to see their listing on Etsy.

Three Stacking Rings- Custom 14k Gold Set With Pearl, Rough Diamond, and Raw Gemstones

Raw Diamonds and Steel Grey Pearl in Textured Sterling Silver Ring- Custom Made

Black and Gray Pietersite Claw in Sterling Silver Ring

Huge Rough Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k Gold- Custom Made- SizeG Diamonds

Bright Blue Apatite in Gold and Sterling Silver Ring

Colored Pearls in Textured Sterling Silver Ring- Choose Your Pearls

Stone & Honey's Tiny Triangle Ring

Sometimes when I’m on the internet, I stumble upon things that I think are way more interesting than they actually are. This post, for example.

I first saw the ring above a couple weeks ago and went, Wow! I’ve been obsessing lately over semi-masculine rings with a harsh, rugged, darkness to them. Rings, like my favs below, that are certainly non-blingy. I’ve never been into bling that much. (My wedding and engagement rings are probably the least ceremonial of wedding and engagement rings … ever. Two little oxidized silver branches with the tiniest yellow sapphire known to man? I love it.)

From left: [1. senayakin’s Hammered Ring] [2. senayakin’s Rosa Luxemburg Ring BLACK] [3. Freedom at Topshop’s Hammered Shield Ring] [4. Yasuko Azuma’s Moonlight Diamond Ring]

So this little oxidized silver band with a perfectly tiny brass triangle was happy to me.

Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge wore a little collection of them oh-so perfectly below. But at $20 a piece am I going to want to buy 6 of them?? That will probably never happen.

Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge donning Need Supply's rings

Good thing I discovered this little ring on Etsy yesterday! It comes from blogger/artist Jennifer Hagler of A Merry Mishap and is available on her Etsy shop. At $11.99 a piece, they may be a little more affordable if you are in need of stacking rings. But the triangle is made of polymer clay rather than brass, and the band is an adjustable black metal, not silver, and it s noticeably chunkier than the first ring. What do you think? Is it worth the eight dollar price drop? The Stone & Honey is just so delicate looking; a good way to offset the masculine feel of it.

amerrymishap's gold triangle ring

In the end, here’s to two lovely rings! Cheers.