Geometric structures, clean lines, ornate details, and raw materials: it’s no surprise that timeless architectural design has sparked the imagination of many contemporary jewelry designers. Inspired by the world built around us, many designers pay homage to architectural pioneers by applying the same precision, balance, functionality, and beauty to their expertly crafted accessories. Whether you’re into classical shapes, Art Deco motifs, or modernist minimalism, we’ve collected a range of architectural jewelry to suit everyone’s aesthetic.
Dublin-based artist Gillian Corcoran finds inspiration in her local landscape.
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Thailand-based brand Mary Lou is known for its one-of-a-kind series of three-piece animal ring sets. With a focus on “fun, free-spirited, and fashionable” design, the company has created a mesmerizing menagerie of adjustable animal jewelry. This collection contains creatures from all walks of life, including an elegant crane, a cuddly sloth, and a foraging squirrel in search of a snack. Each unique piece of statement jewelry is composed of three rings.
Inspired by the splendor of the solar system, BeautySpot creates dreamy planet jewelry that will leave you over-the-moon.
Do you remember those kindergarten classes spent making masterpieces out of pasta and glue?
Vancouver-based designers Secret Wood produce enchanting jewelry handcrafted from resin. Known for their exquisite, multifaceted “stone” rings, their creations contain miniature landscapes of faraway places. They’ve now taken that idea—incorporating the same curious worlds—but have placed them on the backs of turtles. Called World Turtle, Secret Wood has fashioned pendants in the shape of the iconic, shelled creature. Its body is made of sterling silver, and it provides a setting for the brilliant resin stone.
Every month, makers from across the world are producing new and exciting products.
Artists regularly find inspiration from their surroundings.
Renowned for both its experimental nature and ethereal aesthetic, resin is proving particularly popular among today's top creatives. While the compound—which can be cultivated naturally or synthetically created—has traditionally been used in polishes and varnishes, many contemporary artists and designers are finding new and inventive ways to incorporate the malleable material into their practice. Lustrous like glass but compositionally similar to plastic, resin effortlessly pairs form with functionality, resulting in an endless amount of artistic possibilities.
Resin and wood might seem like an unlikely combination, but as we’ve seen time and again, they’re stunning when fused...
Given the experimental nature of contemporary art, cartography may not seem like the most avant-garde practice.