In the last few months David has been working to learn an
exciting technique of metal crafting called Mokume Gane. The
Mokume Gane technique was developed in 17th century Japan,
following the example of the layered metal technique found
in the "katana" Samurai's sword. The literal meaning of Mokume
Gane is "Metal that looks like knots in wood".
The production of Mokume is a long process that requires concentration
The use of The Mokume allows David as an artist to master
the production of the material itself, and not just the usual
process of working with prepared metals as in ordinary silver
and gold crafting.
The Mokume rings are widely used as wedding rings, because
of the symbolism reflected in the unification of the different
metals, expressed in the merging of the two metals into one
integrated texture that is simply breathtaking in its harmonious