Since the 17th century, people have prized the Japanese art of Mokume Gane, or “wood grain metal.” The process is achieved through the natural fusion of different precious metal alloys using heat and pressure. Only the wealthiest and most respected of samurai would have owned a Mokume Gane sword hilt, but today, this expert metalwork is literally at your fingertips.
Mokume Gane Today
The fusion of metals is so graceful and unique that Mokume Gane has become a symbol of the most magnificent human emotion: love. And just like true love, Mokume Gane engagement and wedding rings are always one-of-a-kind. There will never be two identical to each other. Unique fine jewelry is often made to symbolize and commemorate important life events. What better way to ensure a unique, treasured piece than by using the timeless Mokume Gane technique?
Mastering the Mokume Gane Technique
Very few craftsmen today have the skill and patience that are needed to create Mokume Gane masterpieces, but Jaume Labro--a gemologist-turned-goldsmith--has spent decades studying and perfecting this art under the supervision of revered Japanese masters. Labro sees the unique nature of every client, every stone, and all Mokume Gane jewelry that passes through his skilled hands. With his expertness and care, he creates timeless jewelry that will be treasured for generations to come.
Unique Fine Jewelry Made From Only the Finest Materials
Because Labro and his small, hand-picked team of artisans dedicate so much time to each piece, only the finest materials will suffice. As a gemologist, Labro chooses only the finest gemstones. As for the metals, Labro uses only 18 karat gold alloys--with highlights of palladium or silver--in nature-inspired patterns for his Mokume Gane pieces. The contrast of metalwork lends an extra dimension of refinement and beauty to his jewelry.
Jaume Labro Jewelry is Always Ethically Sourced
Jaume Labro’s passion for the nature and citizens of the world is reflected in his jewelry, and sustainability is at the heart of his work. The company promises that no jewelry item will be tainted with the blood of the innocent, or made at the expense of the environment. Materials are sourced only from the most ethical gold and conflict-free gem suppliers, and Labro offers to donate five percent of every purchase to environmental causes. Alternatively, clients can choose to direct their donation toward a worthy and underfunded children’s educational charity in Sierra Leone.