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This beautiful men’s wedding band features a mokume gane inlay set in a polished platinum band. It was created as a custom order for a couple from Kirkland, WA as part of their bridal set. We also designed their engagement ring, and they were so happy with it that they came back for unique wedding bands as well.
The most dramatic feature of this ring is the mokume gane inlay, which is created by layering different types of metal together and then forging them in a very particular way. This technique was originally developed in Japan hundreds of years ago, and it takes a great deal of skill and experience to master. Fortunately, our artisans have that in abundance, as they can expertly create mokume like what you see here. Joseph Jewelry Mokume Collection.
The mokume in this particular ring was made with a combination of 14k rose gold, 14k white gold, palladium, and sterling silver. It was then acid etched and treated to create the black oxidation effect that gives the design so much depth and complexity.
Step Edge Rails
While many rings in this style incorporate the mokume inset so it lies flush with the rest of the band, this ring was made with a step edge. That means that the mokume center sits up above the polished platinum rails, which adds another dimension to the design and serves to emphasize the contrasting finishes on the mokume and platinum portions of the ring.
As with any of our rings, there are many ways you can customize this design to make it truly your own. For instance, you could use a different combination of metals in the mokume, or you could choose to set the center portion flush with the rest of the band instead of raised up.
Adding custom engraving is another way to customize your ring, and it’s also an area where we excel. Our artisans complete that kind of detailing in our Bellevue, WA location as the last step in the production process, which means we can match just about any pattern or geometric design you’d like to include in your custom jewelry.
Includes: Contemporary, Contrasting Finish, Etched, Mokume, Polished, Platinum, Rose Gold, White Gold, Two-Tone,
Details listed for size 7.50:
Mokume - 14k Rose Gold, 14k Palladium White Gold & Sterling Silver
8 mm wide