Mokume-gane (木目金/木纹金)

Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. Mokume-gane translates closely to “wood grain metal” or “wood eye metal”, describing the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain.

Mokume-gane is a product made by fusing several layers of different coloured precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a billet. The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over the surface.
Mokume-gane created by Yi Feng Designs is fused by traditional methods, using heat and pressure. We don’t buy Mokume-gane from other makers, and we don’t rely on solder to hold our layers together.

Skilfully made pieces of individual artwork jewellery. Yi Feng’s creative abilities in Mokume-Gane and other demanding precious metalworking techniques were rewarded with the 2016 H.S.Walsh Prize for Jewellery and Silversmithing. A diligent craftsman with excellent attention to detail in each bespoke item.


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