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HB Ring Lets You Feel Your Partner’s Heartbeat

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Being in a long distance relationship must suck, but we think it sucks a lot less now in the Information Age than it did back when you had to send a freaking letter by boat. Imagine waiting one month for a reply? Anyway, one of the things you can now do to make yourself feel physically closer to your loved one is to purchase these rings. Called HB rings, they pair with your smartphone and feature a heartbeat sensor. That information is then shared over the Internet, and reproduced on the matching ring, through tiny pulsations, so that each wearer can feel the heartbeat of their significant other no matter where in the world they are. It’s not like the ring beats non-stop either, you have to tap it to feel the heartbeat and your partner won’t be notified each time, so you can be as creepy as you want without scaring them off. There’s also a function that randomly initiates the pulsations, reminding you that your love is alive. Each ring is coated in sapphire which makes them scratch resistant and water proof, and the battery is rated to last 160 hours on standby and 14 hours while active. It’s a cool product, but it’s also one of those pre-production crowdfunded campaigns where you’re not 100% sure you’ll get what’s on the pictures. It’ll cost you $599 for a stainless steel version, and $2,990 for an 18K Rose Gold edition to find out. Shipping is slated to start in December 2017.

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3D Printed Space Invaders Rings

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Jewelry is great because it’s a blank canvas that allows you an infinite amount of ways to express yourself. Most people will opt for some kind of bling, sticking to the old tradition that jewelry should be a display of financial comfort, but if you don’t care about that, these 3D printed Space Invader Rings could be right up your alley. They’re made from plastic or silver, and cost anywhere between $15 and $99. Some metals include brass, bronze, steel, and silver, while plastic is plastic dammit. They’re available now.

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Secret Wood Rings Are Otherworldly

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Rings and other jewelry, as you well know, don’t necessarily have to be made from precious metals and cost a fortune. In fact, some of the most eye catching pieces are made from mundane materials. The rings from a company called Secret Wood are made from resin and wood, and we’d pick them over fancy designer jewelry any day. They take a piece of wood, split it, and fold it into a ring shape, then cast the splintered ends into a clear resin. It’s the splintered bits of wood that create the otherworldly landscape, and since each one is hand made and no two pieces of wood split quite in the same way, each ring is unique. It’s a cool idea, and one you’ll have to pay between $90 and $180 to own, but you’ll have quite the conversation piece on your finger for your troubles.

Hit the jump for a gallery.

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This Celestial Fireworks Bracelet Is Perfect For The Geek In Your Life

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With the amount of beauty right here on Earth, it’s sometimes easy to forget just how amazing outer space can be. Fortunately for us, the good folks at NASA have the Hubble Telescope pointed at the stars, capturing amazing images like the one used on this Celestial Fireworks Bracelet.

This Celestial Fireworks Bracelet celebrates a spectacular image captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of Westerlund 2, a cluster in the constellation Carina. (It’s 20,000 light years away, so this image really is that old.) On its own, it’s a gorgeous image, but we’ve highlighted the young star cluster’s sparkle by adding 15 tiny twinkling white LED lights to represent more foreground stars. They’re powered by a rechargeable battery; the hinged bangle ships with a proprietary USB charging cable to keep it entwinkling. But there’s an on/off button, too, in case you prefer it dark. Either way, it’s a fabulous tribute to the magnificence that is space and mankind’s exploration of it.

A single charge can have the bracelet twinkling for up to 8 hours at a time. It weighs 3.2 oz. and costs all of $60.

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Wear The Planets On Your Fingers

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There seems to be a tiny market for planet-themed items. We’ve written about Planetary Christmas tree ornaments and Planetary Glasses, and they’ve all been well received. Now we come across these Solar System Rings by Etsy seller JewelryThreeSnails. They feature each of our solar system’s planets, though we’re not sure about Pluto’s status anymore. It’s not really a planet, right? In any case, they’re not expensive, made from silver with an enamel, and will set you back $14 a piece or $129 for the set of 9.

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Earrings Made From Fired Bullet Casings

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Look, there are a lot of bullets being fired at any given time in America. All these casings have to go somewhere, so we think it’s a great idea that Enreverie has repurposed at least some of them. They’re earrings called Little Black Gun, and feature casings from all kinds of bullets, from Winchester to Smith & Wesson, to which Swarovski crystals have been affixed. The crystals come in different colors, and a pair will set you back only $20. We imagine that aside from adorning your ears, you’re also making some kind of statement when you wear them, but what exactly that is, we’re not sure.

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Famous Cities Skyline Rings

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Jewelry can say a lot about you. If you’re carrying double digit carats and more gold than you can find on the Sistine Chapel, there’s a chance you’re trying to tell the world you have money, and would like them to know it. But if you’re donning these Cityscape Rings from Etsy seller Shekhtwoman, you’re saying you have an appreciation for art, metropolitan architectural artistry, and have generally have good taste. At least we think so. The rings represent famous skylines from cities like Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, as well as some more obscure ones like Charleston or Edinburg (not saying Edinburg isn’t famous, but… well, it’s not quite as recognizable now is it…)

The rings start out at $69 for the Bronze and Brass versions, but sadly many of these cheaper ones seem to be sold out. If you’ve got $1,359 burning a hole in your pocket, the Platinum versions are still generally available.

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Why Not: A $135,000 Gold And Diamond BB8 Droid

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So, you know, the movie’s coming out soon. People are going crazy, pumping out merch left and right, so it stands to reason you’re going to come across some outrageous stuff. Like this BB-8 Droid above. It’s a collaboration between Disney Consumer Products and Kay Jewellers, it stands just 4.25? high and weighs just over 1.5 lbs. Made from 18-carat yellow gold, this iconic piece of merchandise is decked out in around 860 diamonds amounting to 18 carats. It took 600 hours to make, and “will be displayed at the Force 4 Fashion exhibit in New York and auctioned off for charity later this month.” It’s valued at $135,000, but there’s no telling how much frenzied collectors will dish out for it once it hit the auction block.

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We Heart These Dinosaur Earrings Too

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You can get a set of earrings that look like a Brontosaurus is poking through your ear hole. They’re being sold on a website called “IHeartTheseThigns”, and we find the moniker well deserved. They’re $9 for the pair, and they come in Black Zinc Plated, Gold Plated, Silver Plated colors.

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