WHAT IS MOKUME GANE?
Mokume gane wedding bands are truly a work of art. Mokume rings come in an array of gorgeous colors and styles. This ancient process was first introduced in 17th-century Japan and was utilized for crafting swords. Today this metal fusing and soldering technique is utilized to create remarkable wedding bands and rings.
WHY WEAR MOKUME GANE?
Other than for its beautiful combinations of colors and patterns – wear it for its history. Mokume Gane has an extravagant story behind it! In 17th-century Japan; katanas were a symbol of high status and prestige. Much like having an expensive car today, samurai swords were made to be shown off! To create unique and appealing handles and sheaths, top tier Japanese metal-workers tried to find something new to decorate these weapons. Mokume Gane was explosively successful in being a part of the fashion for the traditional sword.
Sadly, the katana industry had no reason to continue growth, nobody used the sword anymore, so as the demand dropped – so did the supply. With less artisans creating the katana – the art of Mokume Gane became a secret very rarely passed on. The art of Mokume was far too difficult to master, and had little reason to be learned. The unknown art continued in the background within jewelry.
When you look at a Mokume Gane ring; you are looking at a forgotten art form once only created by traditional masters and worn by the prestigious!