Size 11.25 - White Gold Shakudo Mokume-Gane and Spalted Tamarind Wood Ring

Size 11.25 - White Gold Shakudo Mokume-Gane and Spalted Tamarind Wood Ring

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Size: 11.25

Width: 6mm

Profile: Flat

Finish: Polished

I am extremely excited to be able to offer this style of ring. I have always wanted to make a mokume-gane ring with a wood component, but have until now been unable to meet the technical challenges. First, the material is expensive past the point of reason. Second, like most precious metals, its too delicate to comprise the entire outer layer of this ring. Through careful consultation and work with jewelers I now have this solution - a solid, strong cobalt ring with a white gold and shakudo (copper/gold alloy - the black part) inlay. The technique is meant to produce a metal with a wood-grain pattern, which is roughly what "mokume-gane" means in Japanese.

The wood is spalted tamarind. Due to the highly unique nature of spalted woods in general, your ring will not look exactly like this one. Because spalted material is quite delicate before finish is applied, this is one of the more challenging rings to produce. The uniquely beautiful results (a beauty that develops as I actually make the ring, which is always an exciting process) are worth the effort. 

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Cobalt lined wood rings can be adjusted up or down about 1/4 size (by removing or adding finish to the interior). Every ring is made to the exact size provided. An error in sizing that exceeds the margin provided above will necessitate a completely new ring. Returns due to inaccurate sizing on the part of the customer will result in a 10% restocking fee.

Please click on the "Policies" link (under Shop Info) to see wood ring care instructions and FAQ.

Each ring is given multiple coats of a hybrid epoxy finish, which is completely water-proof and soap proof. This protective coating is sanded up to 12,000 grit for an unbelievable, glass-like finish.

All rings ship via USPS Priority (or Priority International) Small Flat Rate Box. If you are outside the US and Canada, your only shipping option is Global Express. Please read below for details. Insurance is mandatory for this ring, and included in the shipping charge. You pay what I pay for shipping, nothing more.

For customers outside the US:

Due to changes in USPS policy, international packages sent to countries other than Canada can no longer be tracked past the US border. Insurance claims are also not possible. Due to this change and for your protection, international customers outside of Canada will be required to pay for USPS Global Express shipping ($60.95), which in addition to guaranteeing arrival within 3-5 business days (excepting intervention from your country’s customs department), also can be tracked and insured. I wish I could offer a more economical solution, but cheaper options are too risky.

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates. It is against the law and I will not mark an item as a "gift" to avoid any fees.