Platinum and Sterling Silver Mokume Gane Ring
The artistry of the Age of the Samurai, brought into the 21st Century.
James Binnion, one of America's few true master Mokume Gane craftsmen, has literally rewritten the book on Mokume Gane, (his book is one of three sources for the Wiki article!) the 17th Century metalworking technique which folds different precious metals together into a tight, woodgrain pattern running entirely through the entire ring, in the same way that Samurai swords were handforged in Japan by master metalworkers.
Splitting his time between metal work and educating other jewelry designers on how to work with this incredibly difficult technique, he has taught many of the best Mokume artists in America how to create this incredible wearable artform. We are extremely lucky to be James' exclusive representative on Cape Cod and are delighted to offer you his COMPLETE range of designs. Please see his website, http://www.mokume-gane.com/ for the complete selection.
Ordering through Arcadia is the same price as ordering direct from James, but allowing me to supervise your purchase assures that I can guide you through the process step by step and make sure you get exactly the ring you want, in exactly the size you need, exactly when you want it.
This mokume ring is made in a tight, woodgrain pattern consisting of platinum and sterling silver. It is carefully etched to reveal more of the detailed pattern, with a flat outer surface (not rounded) and designed with a "comfort fit" for extremely easy every day wear and removal when wanted.
The ring is 6MM in width and is available as a sample only for inspection in a size 8.875 (US). This is actually MY wedding band, so you can try it on, but you can't buy the one I'm wearing! ANY size can be ordered (in between sizes are no extra charge). Please call or email for ordering information.Handmade by James Binnion of Bellingham, WA