Edward Mirell® Timoku™ 4mm Titanium Domed Band EMR195
Edward Mirell® Timoku™ 4mm Titanium
Extra sharp Timoku™ and Titanium band by one of the hottest modern jewelry designers, Edward Mirell®. This design is from the Timoku™ Collection and features a beautiful domed Timoku™ Metal band with ridged edges. This 4mm wide band (approximately 1/4") has a very striking design. Simply a beautiful piece of jewelry made of top quality metals. Purchase includes a striking Edward Mirell Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity. Made in the USA. Sizes 6-12.
Timoku™ is one of the crowning elements used in the Edward Mirell® collection is Timoku™. The name was derived by combining the term Mokume Gane and the atomic symbol for titanium, Ti. Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique that when translated means "wood-grain metal". Timoku™ design symbolizes the joining of two souls into a single integrated creation, far greater in strength than its components, yet still preserving the essence of individuality.
During the Samurai Era, Mokume Gane was used to create adornments on the handles of the Samurai's sword. These marks were considered to be symbols of status and wealth. Today the technique is used to create contemporary art and jewelry. The process involves layering thin sheets of black and gray titanium and exposing them to extreme heat and pressure which causes the layers to fuse rather than melt together. The end result is a unique and distinctive layered pattern in the metal that mimics the grains on wood. It is a representation of the harmony of nature as embodied in wood, while having the strength and polish of metal.
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