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METAL GURU

In his workshop in Highland Perthshire, award-winning Goldsmith, Craig Stuart, makes unique contemporary fine jewellery using a rare metalworking technique called mokume gane
Reuleaux cocktail ring with amethyst in precious metal mokume gane
Oval Brooch in 22k gold, 18k white gold and silver mokume gane

My jewellery features swirling surface patterns akin to the grain of a piece of wood

Can you tell us, what is mokume gane?

Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique originally developed by Japanese sword makers. The name mokume gane literally translates as ‘woodgrain metal’ which describes the patterns created by layering and patterning alternate layers of contrasting metals. My jewellery features swirling surface patterns akin to the grain of a piece of wood.

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