Color Inlays

Mokumaniumô rings have the look and texture of mokume gane or Damascus Steel, but are composed entirely of aerospace grades of titanium. It is our exclusive process, with patent pending on the technology. Similar looking rings made by traditional mokume gane methods can easily cost in the $900 to $1200 range. Unlike mokume metals, using aerospace grade titanium allows the surface to be very hard, yet be very non-reactive. The process can also be applied to rings with inlays or to tension set engagement rings. The surface has subtle texture that is not possible by other means. Custom made to order in the USA, with a delivery time of about one week.

Mokumaniumô is unique in that it is composed of all titanium, and that it has actual 3D relief.  Because of those properties, it can be anodized in color combinations to add contrast and interest.  While the two zones of titanium will naturally anodize in slightly different colors, like the Basket Weave and Twist rings shown, they can also take on a second color that contrasts more.  The  background color just has to be a higher voltage color (more to the right on the color chip) than the pattern color.

Below are just a few examples.  We can do any combination on any of our Mokumanium Titanium Rings for a look beyond unique. 

L-R: Mokumanium Model Background Color Pattern Color
Cracked Ice Light Blue Blue
Hearts Magenta Light Blue
Woodgrain Bronze Raw Titanium
Contemp Sea Foam Bronze
Herringbone Magenta Blue
Twist Sea Foam Raw Titanium
Tiger Yellow Purple
Ocean Light Blue Blue
Jaguar Blue / Purple Raw Titanium
Stone Wall Blue / Purple Bronze

 



This is a sample titanium plate that has been anodized. Anodizing is actually a clear oxide layer built up by the application of electricity in a conductive bath. The oxide layer is extremely thin (on the order of a few angstroms), and its thickness dictates what color we see. The colors are the result of lightwave interference, the same principle that happens in a soap bubble or an oil slick on a wet parking lot. As you see, there are no true reds, blacks, or pure greens possible. Although it is an extremely hard surface, it is so thin that it nets out being only about as hard as glass. This is why anodizing is normally done down in grooves and not offered on an outer surface. The oxide is extremely inert, so the rings are able to have the internal diameter anodized the same color as the grooves without any reactions to the skin. I can do color fades in any of the colors that are next to each other on the sample. Just mention either option in the Comments section of the orderforms.