Heather and Tim's rings

I love the look of mokume gane, so I am always happy when I find a client that wants to use the mixed metal in a project. Mokume is a japanese metal technique that is used originally by master sword makers. It combines thin veneers of two different metals that can be punched and then filed to create the wood like grain of the finished metal. In the case of these rings, I have placed two pieces of mokume on the rings- one is a yellow gold and silver mix, and the other is a white gold and silver mix. I think it makes a symbolic statement on wedding bands- the combination of two different metals, and then having the masculine nature of silver mixed with the feminine nature of gold.