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Mokume Gane Rings

Mokume Gane (moh'-coo-may gah'-neh) is the ancient Japanese art of fusing precious metals. Mokume technique was invented by Japanese artisans in the 17th century and created a revolution in feudal sword making. This process was adapted to create delicate and complex jewelry designs.

Mokume Gane translated means wood grain metal. It is named after the patterns created by heating the layers of metal until they are bonded into a solid laminate billet of varying colors. Once the various metals are bonded, craftsmen create the piece through forging and carving to reveal the hidden layers of color and pattern.