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This elegant men’s wedding ring features a mokume gane center, lined with unplated white gold rails shaped into a scroll design. It was created for a client from Bellevue, WA, who came into our showroom personally to share his inspiration and learn more about the custom design process. We shared our initial design proposition with him online, and after a few minor tweaks, he approved it to move into production.
The body of this piece consists of a mokume gane band made from a combination of 14k palladium white gold, 14k rose gold, and sterling silver. It was oxidized to create the dramatic black sections, which contrast beautifully with the warmer colors of the rose and white gold and really help the pattern stand out.
To make a piece like this, our artisans take thin sheets of the various metals chosen and layer them together before forging them using a particular technique. This process was developed in Japan several hundred years ago, and it takes a great deal of skill and experience to master. Due to the nature of the forging process, no two mokume gane pieces will every be exactly the same, although we can produce about an 80% pattern match to a sample piece.
Rails of unplated 14k white gold run along both sides of the mokume band, and their edges extend up to overlap the center section. These overlapping areas feature a lovely scroll design, and the lines of this pattern dictate the borders of the rails, making for an alternating pattern in which the peaks on one side line up with the valleys on the other.
To further highlight the unique aspects of each section of this piece, contrasting finishes were used. The mokume band is brushed, creating a matte effect that complements the rich colors and pattern nicely. The scrolls on the edges, on the other hand, received a high polish finish, and this helps emphasize their delicate detailing while further distinguishing them from the mokume they frame.Design Your Own Wedding Ring
Includes: Brushed, Contrasting Finish, Mokume, Polished, Men's & Women's, White Gold, Unique,
Details listed for size 10.00:
14k White Gold Ring
Mokume - 14k Palladium White Gold, 14k Rose Gold & Sterling Silver