If you’re the kind of person that will only go to a certain grocery store because it accepts payments from your smartphone/watch (like me), we have some good news for you. The Visa-powered NFC payment ring is now available for anyone to order (apparently, this is the same ring that was given to Olympic athletes in Rio. It was also the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year).
It’s another chance to be ahead of the curve. And, if I’m honest, a ring seems like a more convenient way to make payments when compared to a phone or a watch.
Beyond payments, the ring can also be used to unlock your phone, unlock NFC-enabled door locks and share digital info. The ring is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship sometime this December.
NFC Ring: ($53.00)
Eat nuts, kick butts, and wear studs. I think that’s how it goes.
At any rate, while you ponder whether or not Anna Kendrick or Shannon Purser aka Barb from Stranger Things would make a better Squirrel Girl, check out this adorable set of earrings.
Celebrate The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl with this set of earrings. You get three pairs: acorns, Squirrel Girl’s SG, and Tippy-Toe. Tippy-Toe herself is extra awesome. She’s a two-part earring – her head is the stud, and her body is a charm that hangs from the post. Plus Tippy-Toe’s tail is attached with a jump ring, so she’s all twitchy like a real squirrel. However, we do not suspect you’ll understand if she CHIT CHIT CHITTY chitters into your ear. Unless maybe some of Squirrel Girl’s powers rubbed off on you…
Marvel Squirrel Girl Earring – Set of 3 ($19.99)
Jewelry designer Karen Konzuk doesn’t just design jewelry. She creates hand-crafted sculpture you can wear using unconventional materials like diamond dust and black-tinted concrete to create pieces that are truly breathtaking.
Her newest collection is called Stellar and features stars and constellations you can wear. Some of the pieces, like the ones featured here, are also inspired by kinetic sculpture. “Intense” is one way to describe them. See more below. [click to continue…]
If you’re a Super Mario Bros. fan that is both punctual and prosperous, then this watch by Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome might be for you.
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Jerome will only make 85 of these Mario-themed watches, and they’ll be available this month during the “World Watch Fair” at the main Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi store in Tokyo. As for the price, expect to drop ¥2,700,000—which is roughly $27,000. [click to continue…]
Etsy seller KaztielKrafts makes an adorable line of trinket boxes that draw inspiration from Ghostbusters, Firefly, The Neverending Story, Zelda, Sherlock and more.
Needless to say, these would be a fun place to store your jewelry—and most of them won’t break the bank. The ghost trap version above is only $16.50. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]
I’ve always considered myself a romantic, but I’m having a hard time trying to figure out if these new heartbeat rings are cool or creepy.
The idea here is that your rings are always connected to one another through Bluetooth and a mobile app. When you tap your ring, it will respond with your partner’s heartbeat in real time—allowing you to both see and feel the rhythm.
The rings themselves come in stainless steel or 18K rose gold and have a sapphire housing to prevent scratching. They also come with a single or couple’s charging jewelry box.
Personally, I’d be worried that I’d tap the ring and it wouldn’t work for some reason and I’d be thrown into a panic attack thinking my husband’s dead, but I’m cynical like that. I’m sure lots of people would find this the most romantic thing ever. Check out more pics and videos below. [click to continue…]
We’ve featured rings by Secret Wood in the past, but these new windswept designs are definitely worth another mention. You could build an entire story around the worlds contained in inside the resin of these handmade rings. Check out more new designs below. [click to continue…]
The folks at Her Universe teased these Kiki’s Delivery Service-themed rings which appear to be slated to arrive at Hot Topic sometime in the near future. Collect them all for a super cute alternative to brass knuckles.
BONUS: Check out an upcoming Star Wars style below. [click to continue…]
Esty seller CADIjewelry has designed wedding rings that are beautiful apart, but awesome together. These ring sets come in a variety of metals, stones, and styles. They also feature engraving that, when the rings are put together, form shapes like a heart, the sun and stars, or initials. I’m betting they can do more (nerdy) designs if you want to be creative. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]
RockLove has created an official line of Star Trek jewelry to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The collection features sterling silver throughout, with some containing affordable gemstones like topaz, cubic zirconia and garnet.
I’m digging the Kol-ut-shan in Vulcan Script necklace in particular. It’s definitely a unique piece.
Check out more pieces from the collection below. [click to continue…]