September 5, 2010

Patterned Metal Working: Mokume-Gane “Wood Grain Metal” The World’s Finest

Mokume-Gane means wood grain metal in Japanese. Inspired by the patterned metalworking techniques originating in Samurai sword making centuries ago, these unique and unusual wedding rings become art of amazing beauty and durability. The graceful curves and folds of 25 layers of gold, sterling silver and etched copper are one-of-a-kind for each ring. These become rings of the highest quality and mesmerizing beauty, lovely for a lifetime.
September 5, 2010

Mokume Gane on Alternative Metals: Cobalt Chrome, Titanium, Black Zirconium and Damascus

Picture a piece of plywood but instead of wood, imagine multiple layers of gold, folded over and over, curved and fused to reveal the unique patterns of intricate precious metal lamination.
September 5, 2010

Meteorite Wedding Rings–The 4.5B Year-Old Gibeon Meteorite Lined in Gold, Platinum or Alternative Metals

The Meteorite that is used in these unusual wedding rings is the Gibeon meteorite, discovered in the 1800′s in what is now Namibia on the Southeastern African continent. While most of the meteorite has been preserved for science, fragments are still being found today. It is mostly iron ore with nickel, preventing it from rusting. Its natural gray patina against a gold, platinum, cobalt chrome or black zirconium lining is a rare combination of treasure from the earth and a gift from the heavens.
September 4, 2010

Mastery: Custom Made Rings by a European Trained and Certified Master Goldsmith

In Europe, a Master Goldsmith certification is awarded by a committee of experienced Masters after years of extensive learning and testing. This is the highest level that one can receive, a distinction not offered anywhere else in the world. In the USA, programs and training for jewelry making are much less strenuous and an apprenticeship system does not exist. This is custom jewelry making at its finest.