All MOKUMEGANEYA rings are made in our atelier in Tokyo, JAPAN. They are all “Made in JAPAN.”
All of our craftsmen read message cards from our customers before they start the production. The messages from the customers are passed around till rings are completed.
We are the pioneer in the “Mokume Gane” made-to-order Japanese jewelry brand and have helped more than 20,000 customers to form their feelings into their rings.
Our ring making begins to make “Mokume Gane”, a plate of the metal base.
To create the pattern our customers wish, we laminate many kinds of metal sheet, hit it, twist it, and hammer it out. Because each pattern is different depending on the humidity, temperature, and how the craftsman twists the metal that day, we can create the only one pattern that we will never make again.
We can make three rings; an engagement ring and two of wedding rings, from the same Mokume Gane plank.
We reproduce Japanese traditional smith technique in Edo era to treasure the tradition, as well as we produce the high quality rings agreed worldwide.
Two of your rings are made from the same one sheet of the Mokume Gane by the special production method “Tsunagaru-Katachi.”
We produce these Tsunagaru-Katachi rings by taking far more time than any other ordinal rings.
Divide rings connected each other into two.
Before dividing, heat the rings to make it soft.
Hammer down the rings to make them circle shape.
Shape the side faces of the rings.
Polish the inside of the rings.
Set diamonds on the rings to emphasize where two rings were connected.
Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted by our highly skilled craftsmen with the utmost care, creating a quality that is recognized worldwide.
Research Institute for Mokume Gane
We are the only company to have established a Research Institute for Mokume Gane, and we work to preserve and research the traditional cultures and techniques that we incorporate into all of our rings.
NPO Japan Mokumegane Research Institute
Doctoral degree (Arts)
Each ring is individually inspected by Mr. Masaki Takahashi who is the only person to obtain a Doctoral degree in Mokume Gane.
2019 : IDEA Featured Finalist
2019 : GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER
2018 : Mokumeganeya won the Jury’s Special Award at“Yuryou kigyou hyousyou［the excellent company award 2018］”by the Tokyo Association of Shinkin Banks.
2018 : Mokumeganeya store omotesando got “Omotenashi [hospitality] triple star Certification” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese Government)
It has been renewed in 2019.
2018 : iF DESIGN AWARD (Germany)
2018 : The Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese Government)
2017 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)
2017 : GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Nominated (Germany)
2016 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)
2015 : Good Design Award (Japan)
2015 : As “Omotenashi Company” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese Government)
2013 : 5th place on Jewelry brand image ranking 2013 voted by Jewelry retailers
・12th place on Originality and Design ranking
・9th place on Product Concept ranking
・18th place on Originality and Design ranking
・26th place on Product Concept ranking
・2nd place on Originality and Design ranking
・23rd place on Product Concept ranking
・4th place on Originality and Design ranking
・7th place on Product Concept ranking
Research : Yano Research Institute
2012 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)