JBMA is a small studio in which we all work together to create exceptional mokume rings and provide our clients with personalized customer care. JBMA was started by Jim Binnion in 1991. We work with each client individually so that each ring is custom made for that client. We are committed to delivering a ring to you made of the highest quality and craftsmanship. We enjoy talking with clients and working with you to ensure you receive the unique ring you envision.
Mokume gane originally referred to a pattern style used in tsubas and other samurai sword furniture. The term has come to denote a process of laminating metal and carving a pattern.
Read here to explore the rich history of mokume gane from the 1600s to today.