Posts Tagged ‘ Ring ’

The Ring Wearable Input Device

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Ring is stuffed with smart sensors that give the wearer the ability to turn on a TV, use gesture control to type in midair, complete financial transactions, or receive incoming alerts with its built-in vibration and LED. You can also configure your own custom gestures using the companion app. It pairs with compatible Bluetooth 4.0 devices or to any Wi-Fi or IR capable device via a hub accessory. Right now, the Ring is compatible with iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 support.

Smarty Ring


Smart watches have been all the rage on the tech scene, but we’ve yet to see a smart ring. Well that’s exactly what Smarty Ring is, and seeing that they just surpassed their goal on IndieGoGo, this concept may soon become a reality. Rather than having to pull out your phone a hundred times a day to check for updates on Facebook, you can now get all of your text, chat, and social network notifications sent right to your fingers. Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, this smart ring will work on both iOS and Android powered devices (with an interactive app built for both), and also lets users manage their calls from their fingers as well. You can do everything from accepting/rejecting incoming calls to speed dial and emergency calls. There’s even a built-in butt call alert for those accidental dials. The Smarty Ring also comes with a built-in clock that displays five different time zones, and even includes a stop watch as well for training in the gym. The ring itself is crafted from allergy free surgical stainless steel, uses LED lights for the display, and includes a wireless charger.

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Meteorite And Dinosaur Bone Rings


Dinosaur bone and meteorite matter are blended into these finger ornaments. The ring will be made  of a piece of the Gibeon meteorite, which weighed at least 26 tons when it hit Earth without an airbag to soften the blow. The dinosaur bone comes from the Morrison Formation in Utah which covers 600,000 square miles over several states, and the specimens used are said to date back to the BettyWhiterous Era, or Jurassic Era as it’s more commonly known, some 65 million years ago. The bone petrified into stone as jasper and agate as it fossilized.

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Futuristic Ring Clock

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CGSociety user, Cyber recently designed a ring clock, a mechanical ring made from stainless steel that displays the time. It has three rings that rotate separately, displaying the hour, minutes and seconds. An indicator ensures that you put the ring on properly, and the current time is highlighted. Not only is this little gadget functional, but it’s also quite stylish.


Titanium Utility Ring

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Crafted from aerospace grade titanium this ring is one of most unusual rings. Specially designed for men Utility Ring packs five different tools. It features a bottle open, two blades, one for cutting things like packaging tapes and the other one is the serrated blade for hard things like nylon strapping – a saw for cutting soft surfaces, also it has a tiny comb for your mustache.


Creative and Unusual “Covert Jewels”

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This creative and unusual jewelry was designed by artist Connamon Lee in collaboration with Australian design studio Metalab. Named as “Covert Jewels” this beautiful jewelry is a combination of metal and digital designing.

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Angelina Jolie’s Jerlery Collection.

The Style of Jolie jewelry line designed in collaboration between Angelina Jolie and Robert Procop is set to go on display in the South of France this summer via two month-long pop-ups.  An array of necklaces, earrings and bracelets worn by the actress at various movie premieres will hit the Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat and Monaco‘s prestigious Hotel de Paris concurrently between July 15 and August 15.  The movie star showcased her jewelry collaboration during an expo at Julien’s Gallery in Beverly Hills back in April last year, while the new French exhibition is set to showcase some additional new jewels.

Proceeds from the sale of the jewelry will be donated to the star’s charitable foundation, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which helps children in need across the globe.  As well as teaming up with Jolie for the Style of Jolie collection, leading gemstone specialist Procop has close links with the Hollywood actress after designing the engagement ring fiancé Brad Pitt offered her earlier this year.  The actor was said to have had a key input in the design of the $250,000 ring, which took 12 months to make, and features a stunning oblong-shaped rock inset into a thick ribbed band.  While the jewels are normally only available to view by private appointment, the pop-up showcases will give unprecedented access to the line.


The Most Diamonds EVER Stuffed Into A Ring.

The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House of Kiev, Ukraine has entered the record books by setting 2,525 diamonds in one ring.  The “Tsarevna Swan” ring was presented and measured in Kiev on July 21, 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed.  The diamonds range from 0.001-0.05 carats with a total weight of 10.48 carats. All of the diamonds are of G color and range from VVS2 to VS1 in clarity.  The diamonds were supplied by Shrenuj Group, a diamond and diamond jewelry manufacturer based in Mumbai, India.  The design and development of the ring took 530 hours and fabrication took 3,625 hours. Lobortas has set the price of the ring at $1.3 million.

The Audi Ring.

French designer Arnaud Lapierre has created ‘ring’, a series of mirrored cubes placed in a circular pattern in collaboration with AUDI.  The vast amount of reflections and angles warps the perspective of the surrounding area in a way I’ve never seen before.  The optical effect creates a surreal environment in which both the structures and people are distorted and recreated, fracturing the usual relationship that individuals have with the piazza as well as themselves.  Overall, the installation measured 5500 x 4000 mm (216 x 157 inches).  The ‘ring’ installation was on show at Place Vendôme, Paris, at the 2011 Foire Internationale d’art Contemporain (FIAC).  Check the method.

The Seven Deadly Rings.

Stephen Webster, in characteristic flamboyance launched The Seven Deadly Sins collection in London’s Old Vic’s tunnels under Waterloo station. Look all seven rings and I dare you to tell which is your Deadly Sin.  Webster presented a collection of rings, a very original name “The Seven Deadly Sins.” There are seven human vices: pride, envy, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath and lust.  The concept is super sick, and the rings themselves are exquisitely constructed.  Check the method.  (Note, the name of the ring is below the picture.)








The Text Rings.

Texting has always been a big thing of mine since I got a cell phone that could do it.  (And I have to admit, when I’m talking to women, I do use smiley faces.)  So when I saw these smiley face rings from ‘SmilingSilverSmith’ I was interested, and instantly knew a few other of my friends that would appreciate them.  Luckily if your not a big texter, there are also some non generic emoticon rings available as well.  To actually purchase one, head to Etsy.

Till Death Do Us Part.

Recently one of my friends brought to my attention the work of Kate Bauman, and the beautiful piece featured above and below.  Entitled “‘Til Death Do Us Part”, it takes the coveted symbol of the wedding ring and turns it into a symbol of violence.  No one is saying that commitment is wrong; that would be ridiculous.  But all too often I’ve seen people do stupid things for the worst reasons and those vows end up biting them in the ass eventually.  Perhaps Kate meant “‘Til Death Do Us Part” as a symbol of warning of two things: take your time, and choose wisely.

Screw Rings, Who Needs Diamonds?

Not impressed with diamonds or carat size? The M3 and M4 rings might appeal to you. Each stainless steel screw is set in sterling silver, cut to reveal the screw threads. It’s even removable should you suddenly need a screw in that size for some emergency. Screwdriver not included.

Alarming Rings

This is the most creative alarm clock I’ve come across in a while.  The ring is a vibrating alarm designed for people who hate the loud blaring sounds of a typical alarm. The charging cradle is where you set what time you want each ring to go off. The ring fits over the tip of your finger and when that opportune time arrives, it vibrates. Putting the ring back on the dock shuts off the alarm.

The benefits are two-fold. It’s perfect for couples whom wake up at different hours. Never again will you be disturbed from your precious sleep when the alarm goes off. It’s a discrete sensation that only you feel. Another application is for the hearing impaired helping to improve their quality of life.

Designer: Meng Fandi