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This stylish men’s wedding ring features mokume gane with a hammered finish, covering an interior band of solid rose gold. It was created as a custom order for a client from Old Hickory, TN, who provided a few examples of the types of features he wanted to combine into this unique piece.
Although distance prevented him from visiting our Bellevue, WA showroom in person, we corresponded with him both on the phone and online to iron out the details of his ring and ensure we got everything exactly the way he wanted it.
The wonderful organic patterns this ring displays are generated using a unique forging process known as mokume gane. It was first developed in Japan centuries ago to make decorative handles and sheaths for samurai swords, and it’s now a popular choice for many types of jewelry.
The technique used to create pieces like this involves layering several different types of metal together and then forging them. It requires a great deal of skill and experience to master, and our professional artisans have both of those in abundance, enabling us to provide our clients with all kinds of wonderful and unique mokume jewelry.
Metals and Finishes
The patterns and colors in a mokume piece will vary depending on the types of metals used. This ring is made from a mix of 14k palladium white gold, 14k rose gold, 14k yellow gold, and sterling silver.
Another ring fashioned from these metals and forged in the same way would have only about a 70%-80% match when it comes to the pattern, which means that any piece you get that includes this feature will be truly one-of-a-kind. And, of course, using different metal combinations and different techniques will create even more diverse and varied finished products.
Another way to adjust the appearance of a mokume piece is to include a different type of finish. For instance, this ring features a hammered finish, and we also used oxidized silver and acid etching to create the type of antique effect the client was going for.
Using a brushed or polished finish, with or without the acid etching, can help you create a different feel for your ring that better matches your personal style. And even if you’re not sure how to adjust a particular design or what type of features to include to get the look you want, our experts will guide you through the custom design process and show you examples until you’re completely comfortable with every aspect of the piece we’ll be creating for you.
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Includes: Contemporary, Contrasting Finish, Etched, Hammered Finish, Mokume, Polished, Rose Gold, Two-Tone,
Details listed for size 10.00:
14k Rose Gold
Mokume - 14k Palladium White Gold, 14k Rose Gold, 14k Yellow Gold & Sterling Silver
7 mm wide