All rings collected or vintage except for Quartz wrapped in chains (Luxirare design) and skull + Pearl combo (another Luxirare Design).
Ring designed by Luxirare
That huge crown ring with the moving pearl, wow! Can it really not fall out at all?
It doesn’t. I situated the crown section so that its just tight enough so it can’t roll out.
Oh my! Stunning and inspiring. Will you come to my broken jewelry party? Made your pie pops with my 6 yr old girl for her class party-a hit, just like all you do. xo @idstyled
Glad to hear your pies were successful! I’m always afraid when people try things i feature. I don’t want them to be unsatisfied or dissapointed.
Well, you know everyone is going to ask you about your nail polish, so I will be the first – who makes it and what’s the color? It’s really pretty with your gray.
Its actually from Duane Reade, its called “Brucci” Nail Hardener and then the color is “JADED”.
All of these rings are so insanely amazing. I cannot wrap my head around it. All of the intricate details in these rings are amazing. I am so absolutely in love with the quartz ring and the pearl one is so utterly beautiful. This might sound so strange, but when I first saw the picture (9 from the bottom) this feeling of unbearable loneliness came over me. Of course now I should go into the loony-bin. Great job.
Why the Loony Bin? haha, I’m glad if some of my pictures can spark emotions from people, that means maybe I’m doing something right…
Oh my god! These are stunning.
I got a feeling thats the new Chanel nail polish, Come onnn Maggie.
I do love Chanel and its a good guess you made, that new pastel green is their new “trendy” color right now. I also love Chanel makeup but one thing I can’t quite get my head around is paying $$ for nail polish, so the nail color here is actually not from Chanel but from Duane Reade..
Holy shit, speechless and possibly temporarily blind. I need that full finger ring in the life like yesterday.
You may be thinking about these rings but right now I’m thinking about this “Hank Moody” from Californication. I love how I just realized that word “californication” has the word “fornication” in it.
Fornication, good inspiration for some more rings.
Oh and by the way – this post is seriously gorgeous, every last photo is like velvet.
All but especially the Luxirare crown ring and “armadillo” ring would be excellent when giving someone the finger.
hahahhaha yes…it would be very effective. Will think about this when I’m having extreme Road Rage
Oh man these are amazing! I want that quartz ring soooooo much! By the way, who made those awesome creepers? They kind of look like Double Decker creepers…
Demonia makes them, I sprayed them white.
So how much money would you say is situated around your fingers in those photos?
Wow seriously stunning. The pearl skull ring looks really large. How big is it and how did you make it? Looks like a good ring to have on in a fight, haha.
It is quite big. I don’t know what happened actually, through the process I forgot how big it was actually going to be! You sometimes lose sight through the process, you know, you get lost in it and then by the time you’re finished its too late! I am satisfied with the results but I do wish it was a bit more wearable.
I’m just admiring your rings for a bit………….. OKAY anyways, I’m also digging the Annie Hall look your doing here.
It would really be Annie Hall if only I had the necktie!! But I thought it would be cooler to be Soon Yi and get to be Woody Allen’s Real Life Wife, if only there wasn’t that whole Mia Farrow/slight incestuous thing going on…makes the whole situation look kinda scummy…but still I’ve always had a secret crush on Woody Allen (so cliche I know!!)
So you designed the crown one? Wow.
The display alone is phenomenal!
I like how it seems logical for you to wear all of these rings at once, not eccentric or overdone, just normal. With most people it would be exactly the opposite.
wow i find photographing hands -so- difficult – it’s like fingers are difficult models and you have to position all ten of them somehow. but you model with crazy confidence+attitude. awesome.
Oh, I am really super conscious about photographing hands actually, interesting you bring this point up. I always wear gloves to hide them, my hands feel like breasts to me..something I shouldn’t expose…Thanks for the comment though maybe I’m just being paranoid. I hate the way my hands look!
SO AWESOME! When I look at the mannequins with all the rings, I can totally imagine the Nip/Tuck intro theme song playing to this photoshoot. And I freakin love all your menswear inspired clothing. It’s so chic with all the gothic rings. I hope you publish a book of all your designs, culinary creations, and inspirations one day. It would be the best/coolest coffee table book ever.
I read your website all the time, and I have to stay, this may be my favorite post. Love the look, love the rings. I make rings too and this is a real inspiration.
Aww thanks, if you make jewelry too I take it as a serious compliment..!
It’s like wearing furniture on your fingers…but no fisticuffs for you!
those rings are amazing…
is there anything you can’t do?
I can’t play sports (with the exception of Ping pong, I’m actually quite good at Ping Pong). In fact I was so horrible in Physical Education (gym) class, I’d always be wearing the biggest platforms and forget my sneakers and then I’d try to get away with wearing the platforms anyway (didn’t work). The teachers always made me take an “absence” ha ha.
I’m horrible at reasoning/logic based problem solving…I hate any type of gardening work…Not the best small talker…there are a load of other things I’m bad at…Maybe I can devote a post about this in my image feed…
Love this- the juxtaposition of the menswear with the bling….fabulous!
The crown ring with the pearl inside is SO cool! Your outfit fits wonderfully on you too.
How did you get the chains to snuggle close to the quartz without slipping to the side? They’re beautiful!
This reminds me of one of your earlier Luxirare post where you featured your stack rings, this is the expansion/part deux we’ve been waiting for.
hahah Josh always look forward to reading your comments, Sometimes I forget to respond to yours! You’ve been one of my first readers along with Nia!! Funny cause I almost mentioned that post but I thought I got rid of it while I was importing all the new data onto wordpress from blogger. Thanks so much for mentioning it, can’t believe you remember!!!
The chains were wrapped around with a special heat process, it makes it stay onto the quartz.
Also, thx so much for always leaving critical, thoughtful comments.
im absolutly blown away by the lenght in which your imagination and skill of bringing it to life can go
I’m absolutely blown away by my lack of posts during the week compared to other, more efficient and diligent bloggers. Must get on this, and deliver content more often. You guys are a tough crowd!!!
such cool shots!!
Cheese and rice!
I’m confused over here…what does “cheese and rice” mean? I’m intrigued please explain!
Loooove this post. Love jewelry in general and your rings are exquisite. I do a lot of wire wrapping myself and was wondering how you wrapped the quartz with chain. I understand if you can’t share your secrets but I’m very interested in learning this technique.
that vintage one that looks like a broken finger brace on crack is amazingggg
“finger brace on crack” << now that was kind of amazing.
Greeeen with envy. The pearl on the inside of the ring is amazing; I could see myself shaking my hands all the time to hear it “jingle” (because it looks as if it moves around. Does it?)
Also, I really like the color of your nails. That’s one of my favorite shades of green.
I love almost all of them but the Crown/Skulls/Pearl one definitely is my favorite one…..
can we know where you from?? im so curious….
Ah I like that one too, very….crown-like indeed, very detailed, but maybe not one of my most cleverest designs. I’m from Korea. I moved to the states when I was 4.
i like the rings, but i LOVE the menswear thing you’ve got going on in these shots!
Yea I thought the menswear would offset the crazy blingy/feminine feeling of the rings. Glad that you ended up getting more inspired by the outfit!
Wow, what an amazing collection of rings!! that pearl/skull combo is like the king of all rings haha, so magnificent. I love the quartz ring too, it’s something I’d wear myself (the pearl.skull ring is a little too big for me hehe).
the rings look crazy good with that outfit. i also really like that chair you’re sitting in!
you’re wearing something that i could actually wear to work! looks great on you. i love gray.
You totally could wear this to work, add in a tie and it might be halloween, Annie Hall style!
Love the rings, the way that the pearl moves around freely in it’s cage is so inspirational!
Do you do your own photography, or do you have a sneaky invisible photographer in the Luxirare compound?
(The crowned pearl is stunning.)
Want them all!!!!!!!!!!
Do you really want them all? I may hold you to it when I open up shop!
You make jewelry, too?! Like Vivienne Westwood on crack and that’s saying a lot.
Where did you get your trousers from? I’ve been looking for a pair like those for years!
The trousers are from Salvation Army
I would kill to own all of those rings!! I’m amazed at every single post you make. You’re stylish, intelligent and you can cook!
By the way, what nail polish are you wearing?
“Brucci” Nail Hardener and then the color is “JADED”>> From Duane Reade.
Unbelievable, phenomenal designs. Omg.
these are all just out of fucking control in the best way possible.
THAT CROWN RING IS BETTER THAN ANY RING DESIGN I’VE SEEN.
IF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SEE THIS SHE WOULD TOTALLY HIRE YOU OR KNOCK IT OFF.
HANDS DOWN LUXI.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE LACK OF POSTING;
THERE NOTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN WAITING FOR THE ANTICIPATION OF SOMETHING CREATED BY YOU; THINGS THAT LEAVE READERS ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS AND BLOWN OUT OF THIS PLANET.
OH, HAS SOMEONE ASKED YOU WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC
DO YOU LISTEN TO IF ANY AT ALL? DO YOU RECOMMEND ANYTHING?
I’ve been meaning to ask: are you planning on opening up shop?
I really love the way you use the clean menswear look to offset the dramatic hard metal and glitz.
Josh hit it right on the head, finally an expansion on the stacked post!
Those sneakers are different to your usual footwear, may i ask what they are?
ps. smart one not spending the money on the Chanel Vernis
My jade cost me $50 for one bottle.
Wah! that was up fast ~^_^~
The rings are stunning. For some strange reason the pearl one reminds me a lot of Jesus Diamante , even though its in a completely different mood.
I wonder what knitwear luxirare style would look. I can just imagine something very Kawakuboish with abnormal sleeves.
I leave knitwear up to the “GOD” of it, I believe his name is Azzedine Alaia. Never really touched knits, maybe I should try!
i recognize the stacked rings for a post long ago! am i correct? come to think of it, i really miss some of your older posts that didn’t make it on to the new format =(
anyways, back to the post at hand. your luxirare rings are terrific, particularly the caged pearl ring. i could imagine victoire de castellane wishing she had come up with this design herself !
ps. a luxified monocle would have looked so cool with this outfit!
I’ve been a longtime lurker but felt I really just had to comment on this one because I let out an audible gasp when I saw the picture of the ring emerging from the bag! Beyond your two great pieces here, though, I really appreciated your creativity in the story-like presentation of your designs. The quartz ring introduced at the outset seemed to me to be like the male protagonist, familiar and mostly relatable to the viewer, and the gorgeously striking pearl ring emerging so suddenly is the heartbreaking, dangerous vamp… Ah! I’ve probably spent too much time watching Hitchcock and Godard and it’s going to my head in everything I see haha. But yeah, great job!!
I do agree that the quartz ring is much more relatable and this is why I think the quartz design is much more successful. I think the posts that relate to the audience the most (i.e. pie pops) are the most successful ones.
Anybody can add on, make something “theatrical” and complicated, lofty… make something look intimidating, difficult, or whatever. After keeping this blog, I’ve realized the difficulty is not in all the crazy “theatrics” but
how you create something simultaneously exciting yet democratic. How do you be both mundane, yet not mundane. The pie pops achieved both I think…it was a simple, direct, yet still kind of “new”.
Its really not hard for me to go out of my way to do the most daunting food or fashion projects, its difficult to be both relatable and unique at the same time. This is always the struggle with making clothes. For me I think its a waste of time to create a garment that sits on the hanger. You want people to get excited about wearing it yet still make it wearable…its really difficult to do this I think..
Can I have a ring? Seriously? :3
Did you just say you MAY OPEN UP A SHOP???? OMG!!! I betcha lotsa peeps are gonna buy your amazing and crazy stuff!!! I won’t be surprised if Lady Gaga start asking you to make stuff for her. LOL… but seriously!
I hope I can afford one of your pieces when you decide to sell your artful creations
As an obsessive ring collector I’m blown away by these pics. I think my favourite is the one that an earlier commenter referred to as an Armadillo ring! I think Westwood does a smilar one but I think yours looks more intricate. Studied these pics for ages (I know, I know – my boss ain’t paying me for that!) and I love them!
When you say the rings are by Luxirare do you mean that you designed them and a jeweller made them or do you mean that you designed and made them? Because if you make jewellery as well as all that amazing clothing, you truly are an all round creative genius!
this whole post is just …….at a loss for words!!
did you wax cast the skull and pearl ring??
amazing! love the crown/pearl ring.
I’m in love! I want the full finger ring please! Excellent collection, you should be proud!
I could comment on every single one of the rings you wear in this post – they are all beautiful. But your designs just kill it – I can’t even find adjectives, you know. I’ve been obsessing over “new age”-stones like moonstone, opal and especially rough quartz stones lately, so the chain-wrapped stone ring really hits a weak spot for me. The big ring with the trapped pearl, however – words cannot describe it! The overdimension of it is quite wonderful, and the teenage-punk inside me just goes crazy over those skulls. So luxurious, yet so mischievous.
I have been following you since the very beginning, only commenting when I truly feel I can contribute with something, even though I have been blown away by your posts from the start. It’s fantastic to follow somebody with ambition and talent.
I also think I speak for all of your readers when I wish to thank you for taking the time to answer comments with thoughts and inputs.
those are probably the sickest creepers known to existence i think. i like how you balance them with the suit.
and those rings are intense, i’ll know who to call if i’m ever in a street fight and i’ve forgotten my knuckleduster
lux- thought provoking as usual. that skull ring would even be a sick pendant. I can imagine that pearl bouncing around as u walk. epic as usual
Such a great idea. I didn’t think of it as a pendant, but NOW I’m thinking it makes much more sense as a pendant! Why have I made this into a ring?!
I love your world. It’s so interesting. I’m curious, what exactly do you do for a living? You seem to have so many talents.
can you do a post on gold and silversmithing? very interested to see your process of making jewelry.
Even though it’s already been established that your polish isn’t Chanel Jade, I think this the best pairing I’ve seen of the jade colour. Jade seems made to be worn with greys, silver and antiqued gold.
I was thinking the same thing as ++MIRA++ for the quartz pieces as well. Maybe I feel this because I’ve never been a ring person although I’m starting to change my mind…
I’m not too huge on rings either. I use my hands so much that its actually better for me to keep my wrists and fingers bare. When I do wear jewelry I like to go all out. And yes specifically I chose to wear grey cause I thought it worked well with the green and silver jewelry. Originally I had thought of getting my nails airbrushed ombre, from nude to black, but maybe next time.
Wow you do jewelry design too? Amazing collection! Love the angel wings! I’m used to seeing only half a wing but this one is more unique.. I think I’m going to color my nails pale green soon it looks so nice on you..
On second look i can see they are actually just creepers! haha. my bad. i was half asleep when i saw this post.
I kinda cried little after seeing the crown/skull/pearl ring business and I’m totally okay with that? SIGH. I’ll man up now.
I’m going to start saving cash under my mattress for that ring for when you finally open up shop!
I hope the price of your designs wouldn’t be so pricey when you have your own shop!
amazing! i still remember you’re ring collection in the one Josh mentioned. I think I even right-click and saved that photos of yours coz It quite inspired me to start my own ring collection (which I haven’t even started on -_-)
and Lux your hands don’t look awkward at all, they look stylishly normal with that shade of nail polish
There is some pretty good construction to that big-ass ring. I’m guessing that you pieced it together yourself. I know you have a Powershot G10, but what dslr are you using?
Nikon D90. I will do a post on cameras/lens and how to use them.
These pictures really illustrate how jewelry can be armour like. They look so ferocious and actually scare me.. in a good way! I would love it if you did a post on jewelry making itself as it’s something I’ve always wanted to get into. About soldiering and stuff like that?
Maybe I will, but for now check out my Amazon store. There is a whole section on jewelry making and the process, some of them I’ve used.
Ive never actually commented on ANY blog before but I need to know where the winged ring is from? SO beautiful and inspiring, as are all of your other posts!
These are so breathtaking… I love that armor ring with the spike details (similar to the Vivienne Westwood one I have). Also Your very own creation, the pearl cage. I’ve always loved the contrast between pearls and skulls, it’s the perfect blend of femininity and masculinity. You got formal for the “ring exhibition ceremony”, that outfit is way sexy. You’ve captured my heart with this post.
Aw thanks Luxi. I have no idea who the designer is, I picked it up at a store, it was definitely vintage with no clues to who made it. I will tell you that when I open up shop, I won’t ONLY be selling things I design, but many things I’ve collected by other designers, kitchenware, etc. so keep your eyes peeled for any rings you like, I might be selling them in my shop.
One more thing… although that armor ring is vintage, do you by any chance, happen to know who (or what brand) made it?
i get nervous everytime i leave a comment thinking that i sound silly. but honestly, im just always, always blown away by how perfect everything is in your posts. idk what else to say!
Far from perfect as you say, which is why I love to keep a blog. It gives me room to do one thing, move onto the next, and get it right the next time. The great thing is that I don’t have “one chance” but many. I also love that I can gauge how successful a post is by taking in all the comments. I love that the audience can directly interact with everything, which is why you shouldn’t be nervous about commenting!
cheese and rice=nice! I have to agree…
that middle armour ring is MAJOR. it’s weird how these feel like the most delicate (for lack of a better word) of your photos, even though there’s so much metal in them.
wow, those rings are something else. completely envious and inspired. i wish my hands were nice enough to do photos like that. my hands look like a 60 year old womans! love the nail polish too.
oh Luxirare, you captivated me with the visual stories you post and i envy your rings..
the large stones, the cage ring, the oxidized silver and ooooohhh…the armor ring is amazing..its eye candy to me..makes my heart melt..
Quartz wrapped in chains is perfection. Hell, I’d even wear it as my wedding ring. I can’t imagine the weight of those rings worn all together — it’s almost like lifting weights!
Haha, that giant crown ring definitely reminds me Vivienne W, maybe on psychedelic mushrooms, but anyway!
You need some praise for your styling. It is beyond awesome, recognizable – but never predictable. Good amount of emotion in a plain studio setting, too, images are gorgeous.
immaculate. i LOVE this. are they for sale yet?
Three piece suit. Ring on every finger. Blinding backhand. All you need is a drop-top ’64 and you’d be pimpin’. Great post!
mmm great polish
all of these are amazing & i would totally buy rings made by you <3
I was just gonna add that the nail polish color is so dead-on trend. Although, I’m sure that wasn’t your sole purpose. But when I saw it I was immediately reminded of the Tao Okamoto spread in Vogue Nippon.
you have all the pieces of rings that every woman want in this world. you’re amazing!
i almost can’t find any word to describe your style, incridible.
I absolutely adore the wings! Are they on one band or two?
lovely, and I saw two rings almost identical to two that you featured at Forever21 for about 4 bucks. The nifty gold and black elastic-y ones with square jems and beads linked together.
just sayin’… easy way to replicate a great look.
I want each & every one of your rings so, so badly! I posted about this in my blog & 40 other people seem to be crazy over them also, hahaha.
Thanks so much for linking!!
your rings are incredible
i was just wondering… did you make the two luxirare rings yourself? or did you design them?
either way im bloowwnn away!
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omg, your skuill pearl crown ring is my absolute favourite. love how even the skull eyes are pearls
heat setting the chains on the quartz was an awesome idea too.
Did you make the ring yourself or manufactured elsewhere?
I am one of your longtime lurkers, appreciating the power of blogging and sharing ideas. Your posts are always inspiring, different and in many ways… contrasting to what other people would blog about. What I admire more is the ability you have to make your own creatioons, while what I really know what to do is to consume consume consume….
Recently, I was asked to design a collection of jewelry because I where lots myself. Imagine my despair when i can’t even define what “my style” is? Complete disaster….
Dammit, sister, I completely fell in love with your nail color, so I had to snag a similar lacquer for myself.
Looks great ! Did you get the one I used or is it Chanel?
shit !!!!!!! i died. im like a collector. collecting rings and accesories and hats. hahaha. i love rings. (:
Love the nail color! Reminds me of lichen….
i was just wondering where i could get the gold ring with the multiple crosses in it, it should be in the eighth picture from the top under vintage rings,, i have to have it
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I actually snagged a bottle at the American Apparel I work at, the shade is called Office! Only $6 a bottle.
I *love* the gray jacket / vest / pants combination. Super chic. Nice.
I’ve been reading your replies to the comments left on this breathtaking post and I just have to say you’re a breath of fresh air and such a delight. Your replies and answers are genuine, smart and full of personality, which is a true representation of your blog. I love it.
Are you a jewelry designer? Because I’m an avid jewelry fanatic and have been dreaming of designing and making my own jewelry line since I could put on a necklace. Would it be too much to ask for you to share your tips with me on achieving this?
…..I get the hands……….but you didn’t have to reveal that…..
splains why your hand treatments are the essence of esquiteness
And your gloves, especially the black w/metallic nails pair……
I am pretty much obsessed/ in love with your site right now. Thanks for the beautiful content.
The belt ring is brilliant, I love it!
The huge ring with springs is awsome!
These are glorious. It’s redicilous. I want all of them!! You should open up a storeeeee!
Don’t mess with her! one punch and you’re dead
joking aside, those are very interesting rings.
Good for vampire and mystery films not for everyday use though. But if you’ll make it smaller then it’s absolutely cool and wearable.
Is it possible to buy any of these beauties anywhere? And what about your crazy wedges?
I am in love with your rings. How much is the large crown pearl ring and how can I purchase?
Wow. The outfit is just about perfect. I love. Amazing.
I’m totally in luuuurve with those rings. Damn. Too bad I love in Holland and they don’t have anything so special here..
Amazing blog! And those pictures are truly exquisite! My favorite ring (if I had to pick) is the one with the belt buckle, very original.
Oh, and I like the fact that you comment back and answer some of the questions, a rare thing in this blog world!
LOVE ALL OF THE rings! I NEED THEM ALL! when you open up shop please save some for me, I will definitely buy all of them, but hope they won’t all sell out.
I am in love with your rings, wondering if i could buy any?
Bianca, most of them will end up in my store. Give me 2-3 weeks .
Ok great, i will keep looking on your site, they are so amazing
I will like to know a store locator in L.A.
How do I but these rings?
I have been trying to find information on that crown/pearl ring for the past few hours (saw a picture of it in an eBay auction). Is that ring available for purchase anywhere, or is it totally unique?
I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.
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Wow, these are one of the best stylish photos out there. Stunning quality. The pearl ring is so freaking beautiful.
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