Mokume Rings

Mokume Rings

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July, 2012

Mokume Gane is a metalworking procedure where alternating metals are stacked on top of one another and bonded with intense heat and pressure. This forms a "billet" that can then be patterned through forging, chasing, stock removal, and other methods of distortion.

These rings have what is known as a "twist" pattern. It is particularly suitable for making a pair of rings as not only do you get two rings out of it when you cut the patterned stock in half, but the pattern on each ring is a somewhat inverted version of one another.

Copper and sterling silver.