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This stylish men’s wedding ring features a mokume gane inlay in a palladium band, with a purple sapphire accent. It originated as a custom design for a client from Seattle, WA, who worked with our team both online and in person in our Bellevue, WA showroom to ensure every detail was exactly to his liking.
The mokume gane portion of this ring is made from a combination of 14k white gold and sterling silver. It has an oxidized matte finish that contrasts nicely with the high polish of the palladium band its set in, and the way the inlay sits slightly below the surface of the main portion of the band helps to enhance this contrast as well.
Mokume is a popular choice for men’s wedding rings in particular, as it offers a nice way to include some color and complexity to the design without using gemstones. Creating this type of jewelry requires the mastery of a complex forging technique that was originally developed in Japan hundreds of years ago for use in samurai swords.
Fortunately, our artisans have just the combination of skills and experience required to execute a design like this to perfection. And because of the special way mokume is forged, no two pieces will have exactly the same pattern.
A slight break in the mokume band makes space for the single gemstone included in this ring, a princess cut purple sapphire. The stone is flush set in order to keep the profile of the ring low and also to prevent it from overshadowing the other design elements of the piece. The client wanted it included to help tie his ring in with those of his fiancee, but he didn’t want it to become the main centerpiece of the design, which is why we placed and framed it as we did.
If you like the general outline of this ring but want to make some changes so it better represents your unique relationship, our team is here to help. Even a few minor adjustments can really affect the feel of a piece, and we’ll work with you to find the right combination to get the look you’re going for.
The mokume gane section in particular offers plenty of opportunity for customization, as you can choose from a variety of different metal combinations to introduce different colors and patterns into the piece. You can also choose to go with a different metal for the main portion of the ring, and you can add custom engraving on all or part of the band.
Trying out different finish combinations is another great way to subtly but substantially change the style of the ring. And you can also include your fiancee’s birthstone or another gemstone of significance in place of the purple sapphire for an even more intimate touch.
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Includes: Gemstones, Contrasting Finish, Flush Set, Inlay, Mokume, Polished, Two-Tone, Palladium, Sapphire, Sapphire,
Details listed for size 9.00:
Mokume - 14 White Gold & Sterling Silver
Purple Sapphire - .25 ctw
9 mm wide