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This elegant men’s wedding ring features a mokume gane outer band with unplated white gold on the inside. It was created as a custom piece for a couple from Australia, who first shared a few inspiration images with us to help us understand the type of ring they wanted. We adjusted the style of the band and the colors of the mokume to suit their tastes, and then we put this wonderful and unique piece into production.
The outer mokume section is made up of 14k palladium white gold, 14k rose gold, and sterling silver. It’s also been oxidized and acid etched to achieve the specific mix of colors you see here. After all of that, a brushed finish was applied to keep the surface smooth but also create a matte effect that really complements the mokume nicely. Mokume Jewelry
The smoothness was important to the client, as he works in a kitchen and wanted to avoid the possibility that it could get caught on something or be damaged easily. Another aspect that was important to them was the uniqueness of the piece, which is something that you’ll always get when you include mokume gane in your custom fine jewelry.
The technique used to create the mokume section was originally developed hundreds of years ago in Japan, and it’s quite difficult to master. It involves layering the chosen metals and then forging them so that they combine in a very specific way.
Because of the nature of this process, no two mokume gane pieces will ever be exactly the same. But if you do see a type of pattern that you like in an existing piece, we can use the same technique to create it, and it will come out with about an 80% match to the original.
Another way our clients chose to put a personal touch on this ring was by including their signatures hand engraved on the inside of the band. In order to make this visible, they had us use unplated 14k white gold inside the mokume, and our artisans executed their chosen design to perfection as the finishing touch on a truly unique piece.
Includes: Brushed, Contrasting Finish, Etched, Mokume, Polished, Rose Gold, White Gold, Two-Tone,
Details listed for size 10.00:
14k White Gold Ring
Mokume - 14k Palladium White Gold, 14k Rose Gold & Sterling Silver
7 mm wide