A short while ago a much appreciated client came to us with a size, a budget, and little more.
This was the result.
28mm A grade Amboyna burl, with a mokume gane inlay, capped with 4mm gem quality apatite stones set in fine silver bezels.
Mokume gane is a mixed metal laminated piece, this being silver and copper, mokume gane closely translates to “wood grain metal”
Modern constructive methods of this metal, that first appeared in 17th century japan us temperature controlled furnaces and pressed to aid in the lamination process of flat sheets of metal, the random pattern is produced by cutting, gouging, folding and then flattening, eventually sheets are cut and backed onto silver for stiffness, an amazing process that produces truly unique patterns!