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.
The uses of luscious 18k yellow gold with 14k white gold are lovely contrasts for two tone wedding and engagement rings and matching wedding bands. Rose gold in 14k or 18k purity is also a lovely option. Hand crafting creates contrasts between a polished surface and a textured one. A customer said these "rings have soul."
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.