MokumeDamascusRings

Damascus Rings and Mokume Gane from STEVEN JACOB

Boulder, Colorado · 1862 Sales

MokumeDamascusRings

Damascus Rings and Mokume Gane from STEVEN JACOB

Boulder, Colorado 1862 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(607)

Announcement   Impeccable design, mesmerizing patterns, and patented technology make our premium Damascus and Mokume Gane rings the finest AND most affordable luxury wedding bands in the world. STEVEN JACOB's metal patterns are unlike any you've ever seen, in Stainless Damascus Steel, Titanium, and Black Zirconium. These premium rings combine meticulous craftsmanship and exceptional wearability. Unlike most Damascus Steel and Mokume Gane rings on the market, STEVEN JACOB rings are made utilizing high quality non-corrosive metals with optimum etch depth and protected recessed colored areas that will stand the test of time. We know you want your wedding ring to last a lifetime and that’s what we build them to do.

As a father and son team, we work together to hand make each ring with impeccable craftsmanship. Just spend a minute reading some of our many customer reviews to see what our clients think about our work.

Please check back often as we frequently add new work, and thank you for visiting our Etsy shop. We hope to make a ring for you soon!

Cheers,

Jacob & Steve Midgett

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2016

Impeccable design, mesmerizing patterns, and patented technology make our premium Damascus and Mokume Gane rings the finest AND most affordable luxury wedding bands in the world. STEVEN JACOB's metal patterns are unlike any you've ever seen, in Stainless Damascus Steel, Titanium, and Black Zirconium. These premium rings combine meticulous craftsmanship and exceptional wearability. Unlike most Damascus Steel and Mokume Gane rings on the market, STEVEN JACOB rings are made utilizing high quality non-corrosive metals with optimum etch depth and protected recessed colored areas that will stand the test of time. We know you want your wedding ring to last a lifetime and that’s what we build them to do.

As a father and son team, we work together to hand make each ring with impeccable craftsmanship. Just spend a minute reading some of our many customer reviews to see what our clients think about our work.

Please check back often as we frequently add new work, and thank you for visiting our Etsy shop. We hope to make a ring for you soon!

Cheers,

Jacob & Steve Midgett

Jacob Midgett

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Jacob Midgett

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Updates

Loving this awesome photo a client shared with us of their wedding rings! Looks like a spring wedding to me!! Thanks Thom!!
This pattern ain’t exactly easy to make, but it sure is pretty!! We call it Tidepools and it resonates well with water lovers of all kinds. Always unique and actually handmade. Made to order one at a time!
This Fine Wood Damascus steel ring is one of my favorites. It has a light Fire Oxide to make the pattern pop and a center 14k yellow gold inlay for a bit of color.
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About

A Family Business

I guess you could say this shop started before I was born. My father, and partner, Steve Midgett is basically the godfather of modern Mokume. He has written two books on the subject, produced an instructional video, and taught the mysteries of making Mokume Gane to a generation metalsmiths during his 30+ years of working with the material. I was very young when I started getting my first lessons. Messing around in the shop with tools, fire, and metal was my favorite! My interest in jewelry and patterned metals like Mokume and Damascus Steel continued to grow. In late 2012 I decided to focus on learning the craft full time. With support from my dad, on the 29th of November, 2013 I released my first line of Mokume and Damascus rings in this Etsy store. Since then my father has become a larger and larger part of my Etsy business collaborating on special orders with me and has now become a full partner, re-branding ourselves as Steven Jacob. By combining the experience I've gained over the last few years making and selling my designs on Etsy with his incredible expertise in patterned metals positions us to offer our customers a whole new level of authentic handmade Damascus Steel and Mokume jewelry. This is just the beginning.
-Jacob Midgett

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  • Jacob Midgett

    Owner, Designer/Maker, Customer Service

    I hail from the mountains of North Carolina. I grew up hunting stumps and catching crawdads in the creek behind my house. When I was four my father gave me a butcher knife to chop kindling, and I have been working with my hands ever since.

  • Steve Midgett

    Owner, Process & Materials Guru, Designer/Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on July 19, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All standard bands are returnable, but returns must be authorized in advance. Rings must be returned for a refund or store credit within 10 days from the date of receipt. Jewelry must be unworn and in new condition. Because every ring is custom made for each order, a 20% return fee will be charged on all returns. Rings set with stones, hand carved, custom engraved, or made with unique features are not returnable.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal through Etsy's direct checkout.
Shipping
We ship all orders within and outside the US via FedEx or USPS. Standard shipping time for "Made to Order" bands is within 4-5 weeks. "Ready to Ship Rings" ship in 1-2 business days. Rush orders and shipping upgrades are also available.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are dedicated to providing the best Mokume Gane and Damascus rings available. All work is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. If there is a problem with either, we will fix or replace the product at no charge.

Rings that have been subject to uncommon environments or abuse are void of warrantee. The materials in our rings are considered inert, and we guarantee that under normal wearing conditions our rings will not cause allergic reactions, discolor your finger, rust, or corrode!

Each of our rings are handmade to to the exact specifications of individual orders. Pairs of rings are made from the same billet, and closely match. You can, however, expect the pattern on each ring to have a unique "fingerprint".

The customer is responsible for providing their accurate ring size. If we make a mistake and provide a ring at a size other than the one ordered, we will size or replace the ring at no charge. If the customer orders the wrong size, resizing and return shipping charges will apply. All of our rings have a comfort fit interior which is rounded for a more comfortable fit. We measure the size of each band based on the actual inside diameter of the ring, which for a comfort fit band is on the centerline of the ring.

More information

Last updated on Dec 12, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Does your Damascus ever rust or corrode, especially if it's regularly exposed to salt water?

The simple answer is no, our rings will never rust or corrode. We use two of the best marine stainless alloys, which are not affected by everyday activities, including frequent dips in salt water. They also pass European nickel release standards, unlike many lower quality stainless alloys. One of the keys to keep any stainless from corroding is that it be properly heat treated. Each one of our rings are individually heat treated to impart maximum corrosion resistance.

How can I tell if a Damascus Steel or Mokume Gane ring is authentically handmade or not?

There are a few key things to look for when shopping for a quality, truly handmade, Damascus or Mokume ring. You should start by looking for sizing information. If a ring cannot be sized, it is most likely due to poor quality bonds between the layers of steel. Most shops will tell you that Damascus Steel can't be sized, but that is only because most places carry factory made rings. This is simply not true, you just have to find the good stuff. Second, if you see a 2-3day turnaround, you can bet that what you're getting is a mass-made ring, drop shipped straight from the manufacturer. Lastly, look for the story behind the ring. Real craftsmen have a story to tell, about their life, their artistry and work history.

What ring width should I order?

The width of the band you order is a personal preference, and you are the most qualified person to decide. That being said, we can give you a little guidance based on our years of experience making wedding bands anywhere from 4 to 10mm wide.

Most men end up ordering a 6-8mm wide wedding bands. For plain precious metal rings, 6mm is the standard. However, men who order Damascus or Mokume Gane rings often want to show it off, so they tend to order slightly wider bands.

Most women go for a 4 or 5mm wide band, but many choose something even wider. A lot will depend on whether you plan to wear the band next to an engagement ring, or by itself. For most patterns, we recommend a 4mm or wider band.

What is the difference between Mokume Gane, Damascus Steel?

There are many similarities, and a couple of differences. Both are made of contrasting metals, that are welded together using great heat and pressure. Both materials are then manipulated by a series of carving, forging, and twisting operations to create the patterns you see on the surface of the ring. Damascus Steel refers to material that is made like this using iron alloys (i.e. steel and stainless steel). Mokume Gane refers to patterned metals that contain only non-ferrous metals, or alloys other than those containing iron. STEVEN JACOB utilizes unique proprietary methods that we have developed over the last decade, that allow us to develop extremely complex and precise patterns. We routinely use metals that others cannot.

Do you use copper in your rings?

We NEVER use copper, brass, carbon steel, wood, bone, epoxy, or other inferior materials, which are not suitable for a wedding band that you plan to wear for the rest of your life. Our rings are made from premium durable materials that will not corrode, tarnish or react with your skin.

What is a "Comfort Fit" ring?

Comfort Fit is the common name for the shape of the inside of a wedding band. Instead of being flat, like the inside of a section of tubing, a comfort fit ring is slightly domed on the inside. This means the diameter of the inside at the edges of the ring is slightly larger than on the centerline of the ring. This slightly rounded shape to the inside of the band makes it more comfortable to wear. This, in combination with our generously rounded edges, makes our rings the most comfortable you can buy.

Are your rings hypoallergenic?

Any of our rings made with space age metals like titanium, zirconium, and tantalum, are completely hypoallergenic. Our Damascus is made from high quality alloys that meet or exceed European nickel release standards. A very small percentage of people have sensitivities to certain metals. Let us know if you have ever had problems wearing a particular metal, and we can advise you on the perfect ring for you.

How long after purchasing will I get my ring?

Our standard lead time to make and ship a ring is 4-5 weeks from purchase. Rings are then shipped using FedEx or USPS. If you need your ring sooner you may upgrade the shipping to overnight service, or we offer two levels of Rush Delivery options to guarantee shipping in either one or two weeks.

Special order rings (ones that require a custom listing) may take up to 8 weeks to complete and ship to you. Please keep this in mind as you are planning the arrival time of your special order ring.

How do I know what my size is?

The best way we have found to get the most accurate sizing information is to try on real rings. All of our rings are made with a comfort fit inner band. Comfort fit bands feel different than standard bands, so make sure you try on comfort fit bands when you get sized. We also suggest trying on sizing rings of a width similar to what you are purchasing. It's a good idea to get sized by several reputable jewelers until you begin to see a consensus of your correct size. If you want the assurance that your new wedding band will be sized to perfection, we recommend confirming your ring size by purchasing a set of sizing bands from us.

How can I customize my ring?

We love custom orders! Just let us know your heart's desire. The best way to start is by sending us a sketch and description of your idea. We will then work with you to design the ring of your dreams.