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A look that stands apart, forged from an ancient tradition of skill, creativity, and passion. These qualities define this Silver and Shakudo Twist Mokume Gane Wedding Ring, and they are what make this ring one of our favorite pieces of Mokume Gane jewelry at Titanium-Buzz! This is a classic titanium ring with an inlay composed of brilliant twists of sterling silver and Shakudo (an ultra-pure mix of gold and copper). Compressed, welded, then re-forged using the same techniques pioneered centuries ago, each Mokume band features one-of-a-kind patterns and colorful contrasts that are elegant, powerful, and entrancing to behold. The titanium construction of the ring makes for a sleek, attractive base that provides extra protection for the inlay. Perfect for both wedding bands and for everyday wear! To make the experience of this ring your own, please select a size so we can begin custom crafting a ring just for you. All standard sizes between 4 and 12.5 are available. You can also refine the look of this Mokume Gane Wedding Ring by choosing a 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, or 9mm width. Shown here in a fan-favorite 7mm width with a polished finish, a slightly more restrained brushed finish is also available. Don't forget! We're happy to remind you that, as with all our engraved Mokume Gane jewelry, we provide an inscription on the inside of the band (up to 25 characters) at no additional charge! About This Design:
Little has changed about the Mokume Gane technique in the three centuries since it was first developed by a lone metal smith in feudal Japan. It requires deep patience and an artistic mindset combined with a practiced eye and a master's skill. It is a process that has resisted all attempts at modernization. You will never find Mokume Gane jewelry being mass produced in a factory or on an assembly line. To create it, an artisan must carefully weld alternating layers of metal alloys to create a single hybrid bar or billet of both metals. From there, a true a master will cut and re-forge the layers, or twist and re-forge them, repeating the process over and over again, using his or her experience and creativity to know when to stop. A single mistake at any point can ruin the entire piece. After the final billet is ready, the smith must cut into the metal to reveal the pattern that will ultimately become the inlay in your ring. Until this point, no one knows what final shape the pattern will take. The skill, the mystery, and the unique nature of each Mokume band are what makes each ring an alluring piece of un-repeatable art. Want more pieces of one-of-a-kind art? Come with us to preview our complete collection of Mokume Gane Rings!