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This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of origami Jewellery . Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



'The Best of Origami: New Models by Contemporary Folders' by Samuel Randlett, which was published by E P Dutton in New York in 1963 and by Faber and Faber Ltd in London in 1964 contains a Preface by Martin Gardner which says:

I have not been able to independently verify this information or identify the design in question.



'Bill Folds' by Al O'Hagan published by George Snyder's Magic Shop of Cleveland, Ohio in 1945. It included diagrams for folding a ring from a dollar bill.



Two designs for finger rings folded from banknotes appear in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956.

The Diamond Ring (from a banknote)

(with Rolf Harris)


The Super Ring (from a banknote)

(with Rolf Harris)

From the Cowboy Trousers



A design for a finger ring appears in 'Pocket Guide to Origami: Bow-Wow Book', by Isao Honda, which was published by the Asahi Origami Club, Tokyo in 1959.