Meteorite and Mokume
This ring has inlays of
meteorite and rose gold and shakuko twist mokume gane.
Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese swordmaking technique using
mixed metals and translates to "wood eye metal." There are lands of titanium
or other metal separating the inlay metals to add a
unique contrast to the surface. The meteorite used
is the Gibeon Meteorite, and is estimated to be over 4 billion
years old! It has a unique crystalline grain
structure called Widmanstatten lines that were caused by the
meteorite slowly cooling over millions of years as it hurtled
through space. The ring shown is 9mm wide and the titanium
is the polished finish.