The art of Mokume-gane is a rare form of metal lamination that was originally developed by Japanese swordsmiths of the 17th century for the purpose of creating beautiful and prestigious designs for samurai swords. This process involves combining thin plates of different precious metals together and forging them into a single piece, creating the wood-like appearance for which it is named. Today, the process has been replicated for the creation of uniquely engaging pieces of jewelry, like this ring from our custom design jeweler in Seattle and Bellevue.
This ring was designed and manufactured in-house by our own master craftsman, who is highly practiced in the precise and demanding art of Mokume-gane. The client who ordered the piece was looking for a ring with a natural, earthy look to it. With this in mind, we combined plates of rose gold, white gold, and oxidized silver. The effect of this color combination, combined with the wood-grain appearance of the Mokume, is evocative of a rustic woodland aesthetic. It is this kind of strong, unassuming beauty that has made Mokume such a popular choice for men’s jewelry.
The client appreciated the fact that his ring was entirely unique. This is the beauty of Mokume; no two pieces ever come out looking the same. In this way, you can have a ring that is entirely yours and yours alone, even if you’re not the type for the extravagant glitz and glamour that often goes with a truly singular piece of jewelry. You, too, can possess such a remarkable feat of the custom jeweler’s art by contacting Joseph Jewelry today!
Includes: Mokume, Etched, Rose Gold, Organic, Sandblasted,
Details listed for size 10.00
Mokume - 14k Rose Gold, 14k Palladium White Gold and Sterling Silver