In Japanese, Mokume-gane means "wood grain metal"(pronounced mo-KOO-may GAH-nay, and correctly spelled Mokumé Gané) literally translates as "wood-grained metal" or "wood eye metal." It is an ancient metalworking technique that enables metal artists to produce multicolored sheet stock in a wide variety of patterns. Originally created by Japanese swordsmiths as decoration for their swords, it is today used by a small number of designers to create their own distinctive jewelry.
I use a Mokumé Gané sheet stock composed of 21 layers of sterling silver and copper. Even though I create these rings often, The pattern in each ring I create is totally unique to each ring.
This ring is hand fabricated using 3 individual rings. I use a sheet of Mokumé Gane material comprised of sterling silver and copper as a component of my Mokumé rings as well as three individually hand crafted rings in .925 sterling silver. These rings are meticulously crafted to fit together. I then solder, file, sand and buff forming one solid ring.
In this version of my mokume gane ring, I have acid etched the copper away leaving only the silver layers behind. This gives the ring a textured topographical element and looking like Damascus. Image number 4 to the right is an example of how the ring looked before etching the top copper layers off.
This ring is available in sizes 6 - 13 and can be made with stones set in the ring too. please view other listings or go to my facebook fan page.
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1/4 and 1/2 sizes are available for custom order.
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