Custom Mokume Gane Wedding Rings
*Please note my production schedule for rings is booked through the end of 2017. If you have plenty of lead time I'm happy to take your order. If not, the mokume ring maker I'd recommend instead is James Binnion - just google him, you'll find his site easily. Thanks, and happy shopping.
I am proud to offer quality craftsmanship and obsessive attention to detail in all my work, but most importantly in my custom wedding rings. Each ring is meticulously created by hand, using the traditional metalsmithing tools of file, handsaw, torch and hammer. Every ring has its own unique pattern, and a 'comfort fit' angle on the inside for easy wearability. Most rings are available etched or smooth, and in six standard precious metal combinations. (Custom combinations are possible too, but will incur an additional fee.)
All color combinations that include sterling silver can be etched. The colors you see are the native colors of the metal - no surface patina has been applied, and no predominantly copper alloys (like shakudo or shibuichi) have been used. This is important, as surface patinas on rings rarely last. The white gold I use is nickel-free.
What is Mokume Gane?
Mokume-gane is Japanese for 'wood-grain metal' - a good description of the swirling patterns possible using this labor-intensive ancient Japanese technique. Each ring begins as a 'billet', or fused block of at least 21 layers of metals, usually alternating silver with various colors of gold (yellow, rose, or white). I twist, hammer, and file the billet to create your individual pattern, then form, solder, and carefully hand-file and sand your ring to perfection. Look for a blog post and/or video with more about this process - coming soon!
"Exceeds our expectation! Beautiful artistry with professional service. Thank you so much. Our wedding rings are perfect."
I welcome studio visits! Make an appointment for a free design consultation and to see the actual studio and tools I'll use to make your rings.
The gold I use comes from a socially-responsible supplier that reclaims and refines all their gold in the most green and eco-friendly way possible. No new gold is mined for my rings.