Sunday, 10 January 2010


An icelandic jewelry designer, Hafsteinn Juliusson, has come up with a novel way to bring nature into the lives of city dwellers. Juliusson has designed a range of rings which are inset with icelandic moss. The rings have to be watered regularly and can last up to six months if they are looked after.

Juliusson states that the collection is an "experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life." The rings cost £480 each.

Juliusson has definitely come up with something unique and wearing one of his rings would most likely get you attention. However, one does wonder how the ring would survive through day to day life - washing your hands, getting dressed, putting on your coat. Most likely you would end up paying £480 for a ring that after two days has a large hole in it with a few bits of soil.
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1 comment:

  1. £480 for a ring that lasts 6 months! He's having a laugh! If I had £480 and a penchant for Icelandic moss, I'd use the £480 to establish a little moss garden for myself; one I could keep forever! Interesting blog, though. You do introduce your readers to some cutting edge jewellers, don't you, New World Monkey? Keep the blogs coming!