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This custom job came to us from a client in Montana, who wanted to create something special for her husband-to-be. This was a bit of a challenge for her, since men tend to favor simplicity in their jewelry that doesn’t lend itself readily to eye-catching custom pieces. However, our master craftsmen were able to give her what she wanted in the form of a Mokume-gane ring, combining a rustic, masculine aesthetic with an entirely unique, custom style.
Mokume-gane jewelry is handmade via a difficult and highly skilled practice, with each piece hand forged with its own entirely singular appearance. The creation of Mokume-gane is a process by which thin plates of different metals are stacked together and forged into a single piece, the end result taking on the captivating appearance of natural wood grain. It is therefore rising in popularity for men’s rings, with its versatile and masculine aesthetic that offers a unique look to even the simplest of bands.
Mokume-gane can be made with many different combinations of metal, from contrasted pieces of dark-colored metal on light-colored metal to more subtle pieces of silver-white on platinum-white. For this particular piece, the client wanted to go for an eye-catching, sharply-contrasted, multi-hued look. Notice the coppery red, the deep grey, the silver, and the black. The metal itself was fashioned into a broad, unadorned band, built for the kind of comfort and thickness that is so popular for men’s rings. The final product was finished with acid etching and oxidized silver to give it a uniform texture.
You, too, can have a truly unique piece of Mokume-gane, courtesy of Joseph Jewelry’s custom design jeweler in Seattle and Bellevue. Simply select the metal layers you want, and we’ll fashion them into a ring that you can feel proud of!
Includes: Mokume, Rose Gold, Etched, Sandblasted, Floral,
Details listed for size 10.00:
Mokume - 14k Rose Gold, 14k Palladium White Gold and Sterling Silver