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It can help to see two metal combinations side-by-side to help you decide which metal combination you prefer. Let Terry know if you would like to see some rings with different metal combinations next to each other. We had a client who was trying to decide between our shibuichi metal combination and our Damascus Stainless Steel-Bright. Which do you prefer? ... See MoreSee Less
Gemstone Tuesday. Chrysoprase is an apple-green gemstone (though can be darker green) that is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes it more ideal to use in earrings and pendants than in a ring. This is pair of earrings are in mokume of copper/brass/sterling silver with and overlay of 22K yellow gold and with 10mm chrysoprase. Other gemstones can be used. Green looks good with this mokume, so maybe August's birthstone of peridot? ... See MoreSee Less
Metals Monday! Looking for a contemporary Damascus Stainless Steel ring, but want something a little more dramatic? We have a Damascus Stainless Steel-Darkened that is a combination of black and grey. Very striking in appearance. We can use this metal combination in many styles....just check with Terry on what is possible (if she doesn't know she asks Jim). We fabricate our own Damascus Stainless Steel rings from 304 and 316 stainless steel alloys; we darken the 304. ... See MoreSee Less
For those in the Northern Hemisphere summer will too soon be over. Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer in the US, is only 29 days away. We hope you have had a chance to relax and recharge. If not, please make some time for yourself before the summer is over! Jim and Terry were in Hawaii September 2017 and looking forward to visiting there again. They spent their honeymoon on the Big Island in 1998. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy last days of summer! You might consider visiting Kauai. It is super chill & beautiful. I highly recommend it.
Rings are not the only way to wear gemstones with mokume. One of friends/clients could no longer wear her mokume and diamond ring. We used her ring and diamond to make a cuff bracelet. She added garnet, sapphire and opal cabochons to represent the children. It was fun to design a bracelet that allowed her to wear her ring and bring additional meaning to the piece. Do you have a special diamond, gemstone or piece of jewelry that needs a mokume redesign? ... See MoreSee Less