Men's Rings - Mokume Gane
The process of manufacturing Mokume-Gane rings is very similar to Damascus steel designs and was made famous in Japan as a way to decorate swords. Sheets of different coloured and different hardness metals are laminated together and then forged and folded over and over in specific ways to create specific patterns which look similar to wood grain. The pattern is very hard to control, which means every ring is individual and unique.
DDS Diamonds have a collection of Mokume-Gane rings and can custom design rings to suit your taste. There are very tight thin patterns and more simple, less lined, wider type designs. These are combined with an array of coloured metals. The white metals we use are 18ct White Gold, 9ct White Gold, Silver, Chromium and Palladium. They are all slightly different shades of white and grey and combine to make a sophisticated, artistic look. Combining Yellow Gold and Rose Gold adds another level of design complexity.
Mokume-Gane can be overlayed or inlayed over different metal. This means the Mokume becomes more of a feature, rather than the whole ring. Solid gold rings with Mokume-Gane in the centre look very special, as do black Zirconium rings with a Mokume centre. The same effect can be produced using Cobalt or Titanium as the base of the ring and overlaying Mokume.
The process of manufacturing Mokume is difficult and time consuming, so they are not an inexpensive product, but if you are looking for something very unique, with its own original and artistic characteristics, a Mokume-Gane ring may be perfect for you.
Please call DDS Diamonds to make an appointment and view our range of Men's Mokume-Gane wedding rings on 08 83320707.