DESIGNED ORIGINALLY FOR WILLIAM AND JONATHAN
This beautiful wood-grain look is actually the result of various laminated metals which are patterned – and then fashioned into a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques. The mixed metal look – called Mokume Gane – was originally made in 17th-century Japan and used only for sword fittings until the Meiji era, when the decline of the samurai sword industry forced artisans to create purely decorative items instead. Linhardt incorporates this technique into custom work and can create a variety or different patterns with this mixed metal technique. Although somewhat structured, the results are always improvisational which is why Linhardt refers to Mokume as “The Jazz Solo of Metalsmithing.”
Recycled Platinum band in matte finish; with inlay of Mokume Gane comprised of Sterling Silver and Copper – then patinated to create a wonderful contrast between metals.