Object: Mixed Metal Mokume-Gane Jewelry

Escape the everyday with Lisa Jane Grant’s masterful mixed metal mokume-gane designs inspired by her travels to faraway places.

What is it: Jewelry designed from metals annealed and fused in a painstaking process invented in 17th century Japan. The pattern formed from the accreted bands is called mokume-gane. Available in styles Arctic, Aspen, Aspen Nights, Sedona, and Sedona Nights; each one is a different mixture of 14k palladium white gold, 14k pink gold, 18k yellow gold, and oxidized/sterling silver.

Who made it: Lisa Jane Grant left her job as a corporate consultant to devote her energy to making jewelry after learning the practice of mokume-gane in 2004.

Where it’s made: Cumberland, Maine.

Why we love it: Each piece is a distinctive document of Grant’s mastery of metallurgy and metalsmithing. No two pieces are identical in form or coloration—give one to the one-of-a-kind person in your life.

Where you can get it: Earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets are all available on Grant’s website.

Janet ReynoldsObject: Mixed Metal Mokume-Gane Jewelry

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