Daniel made two rings for my family and fixed a third for us. All three were absolutely amazing and I would go to him in a heartbeat for absolutely anything we needed done. Daniel is fantastic!

Caitlin Hale

Mokume Gane is a technique of metal fabrication first developed by the master swordsmiths of 17th-century Japan. In the 20th century, a focus on industrialisation and a shift away from traditional crafts, along with the great difficulty of mastering the art, brought Mokume artisans almost to the brink of extinction. Mokume gane jewellery sydney compacts with a new generation of master craftsmen is now reviving this ancient technique, as new technologies allow the use of non-traditional metals to produce effects never seen before.

 

Crafting beautiful, unique rings and jewellery pieces

The basic process involves fusing layers of different coloured metals together to form a billet, which is then cut, drilled, twisted and forged to produce different patterns within the body of the metal itself. As a piece is shaped to its final form, different layers of metal are revealed, producing a variety of unique patterns, which are not just on the surface but extend through the whole body of the piece. At Object Maker, we use predominantly gold and silver to produce rings and other pieces of jewellery.

 

Each piece is unique

Please be aware that with this technique, although we follow the identical process whenever we make a specific pattern, even with the finest craftsmanship, the result is slightly different every time. Each piece is a unique, irreplaceable work of art.

Le Petit Chocolat

Price from $3,800 AUD

A never before seen Petit Mokume Gane engagement ring featuring one of Australia’s own Argyle-mined chocolate diamonds. A stunning creation!

 

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This stunning innovative design is made using Mokume Gane skillfully forged into up to three Mokume patterns on the same ring (tiger at the back, star on the sides, and rope on the inside). The band is a knife-edge with a rounded back and is slightly rounded on the inside for comfort. It has a chalice centre setting to safely secure an Australian Chocolate Diamond; the perfect choice for someone who wants a classic ring style from a one-of-a-kind design.

Rope

Price from $2,200 AUD

This pattern is the most widely available Mokume Gane pattern. It involves twisting a laminated billet to reveal both edges and the face of the billet on the same side.

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It is then joined and sandpapered to bring up each metal’s unique colour contrast. The ring has a rounded profile with a comfort curved inside; the perfect blend of comfort and style.

Lux Spiralis

Price from $5,500 AUD

This marvellous creation is so unique it may as well be a one-of-a-kind. It is comprised of a spiral of precious stones twisting around a central oval-shaped gem.
 

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The underside mirrors the spiral. The ring has a band that sweeps up to the setting in an open style, and a clean gold inner ring sleeve to seal it off. The ring’s band has a half-round profile and the inside is comfort-curved for ease of wearing. Because of its diverse range of details, customers can customise colours extensively with one of our designers. This ring is also available with a diamond.

Marble

Price from $2200 AUD

This pattern is similar to ‘Rope’; our most widely available Mokume Gane pattern (but with an additional stage of manufacturing.)

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To create the ring’s unique look, we twist a laminated billet to reveal both edges and the face of the billet on the same side. It is also compressed at calculated points to show more or less metal to give it a marbled effect. It is then joined and sandpapered to bring up each metal’s colour contrast. The ring has a rounded profile with a comfort curve inside. Make it yours today!

Storm

Price from $2,200 AUD

Think of scenery or landscapes. Most of the time this ring presents the essence of a flowing and transient state.

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This Mokume Gane ring is twisted and cut the entire way down the rod length in the centre to reveal a star pattern. It’s a simple process, but it’s one of the most challenging Mokume patterns to achieve. The ring has a slight round profile, with a deep comfort curved inside.

Behind each complete star pattern ring is a highly skilled professional who is at the peak of their jewellery manufacturing career.

Tiger

Price from $2,500 AUD

The tiger pattern is an innovation from Object Maker. It is a mixture of complex technical metal fabrication methods to achieve

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a swirl of patterns resembling a tiger’s stripes. What a beautiful way to cement your commitment in marriage.

Mosaic

Price from $2,500 AUD

A remarkable geometric pattern, the mosaic is a timeless rendition of traditional Mokume Gane patterning.

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It involves carving the billet to shape each part out, and forging it into a wearable ring. It features beautiful, delicate gold bar detail at the join and is sealed with a gold sleeve on the inside. It has a flat profile with rounded edges and the inside has a deep comfort curve. We think you’ll agree, it’s a stunning finish!

Bohemian

Price from $1,700 AUD

In true bohemian fashion, this ring showcases a ‘Mokume Gane diamond’, resting on two French swirls.

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Its heavy taper and rounded profile band give it a counter weight to avoid turning so much. This makes it a very comfortable ring to wear all year round!

River

Price from $2,900 AUD

This majestic ring is quite simple in its execution, but so marvellously effective in its river like pattern.

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Crafting this beautiful ring involves removing metal and forging the Mokume billet to bring about a sleek and linear design. The join is decorated with a single golden bar and the inside is sleeved with gold to complete this simple, yet elegant ring design.

Sahara

Price from $3,500 AUD

Electrum is a type of very light coloured 18ct yellow gold and you can see it in all its glory in this stunning Sahara ring.

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This amazing Mokume Gane ring is proof that a slender band can feature fine detail. This beautiful ring has a gentle acid etch to bring up the pattern slightly. It’s got a rounded profile with a deep comfort curve and a rounded edge.

Emerald

Price from $25,000 AUD

There are few times in life where one gets the opportunity to enjoy a unique piece of art – and this is that piece.

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The featured stone is a Columbian emerald of significant size. With its soft complexion and subtle radiance, it will surly bring about a greater presence to the wearer. There is a small gift of pink diamonds either side, eight in total, subtle in colour also, perfect for the paisley vibe. The setting is made with an open style, simple and perfect, not too busy to detract from the stones, but enough detail to delight the viewer. The band has been flourished with a traditional Japanese technique of metal fabrication called ‘mokume gane’ just to add an extra hint of subtle detail. It’s a ring full of little secrets that only the owner would know and love, almost as though he had a cheeky and proud personality.
Platinum and yellow gold setting,
14ct white gold/ 14ct rose gold/ silver mokume gane band.
Pink diamond
Columbian emerald.

Star

Price from $660 AUD

A simple ring with an elevated Mokume Gane plate patterned in the style of the popular Object Maker ring; ‘Rope’.

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Each link features a square face on the front and a narrower curved face at the rear. These can be reversed for a change of style from day to day. The post is formed from a nicely twisted wire – a secret detail that only the wearer will know and appreciate. The Mokume Gane face plates are tightly patterned in 2 to 4 different metals to enhance the effect.
Great for the office and at formal events. It’s a star!

Engagement Rings

At Object Maker we listen to our clients. We carefully gauge your needs and wants and your budget to ensure your engagement ring is a beautiful representation of your commitment and love. Explore our diverse range of engagement rings to see for yourself.

Wedding Rings

A wedding ring is a more permanent symbol of your commitment to love and unity. As you'll wear it more often, it demands a greater degree of comfort. Browse our collection of wedding rings and drop by our Sydney studio to explore how we tailor your wedding ring.

Custom Jewellery

This is your opportunity to completely control your jewellery design from your sketches, inspirations from popular designs or in collaboration with our jewellers. It all begins with a conversation to gauge your personal style and leads to a unique piece of jewellery all your own.

We respond quickly to your enquiries

You can expect our jewellers to respond to your enquiries within 24 hours. Typically we'll open our emails early mornings, noon and evenings (the bulk of our work day is, not surprisingly, reserved to the creation of beautiful jewellery pieces!)

Deal Directly With Our Jewellers

One of the primary benefits of approaching a family owned business is that you can deal directly with the jeweller. At Object Maker, you're in touch with the craftsman who designs and assembles your jewellery. It's your opportunity to convey your exact needs, inform your jeweller on your unique style, inspirations, and receive expert advice from a specialist.