craftsman

MOKUMEGANEYA Atelier

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 pass to till rings are completed.
We are the pioneer in the “Mokume Gane” made-to-order jewelry shop in Japan and have helped more than 20,000 customers to form their feelings into their rings.

Ring production

Our ring making begins to make “Mokume Gane”, a plate of the metal base.

metal sheet

hitting

twisting

hammering

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 from the same Mokume Ganegane plank

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.

Sharing Ceremony :
Tsunagaru-Katachi

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.

Our Quality Standards

Quality
Each piece of jewelry is hand made 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.

Awards

2019 : GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Nominated
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Nominated
2018 : Mokumeganeya won the Jury’s Special Award at“Yuryou kigyou hyousyou[the excellent company award 2018]”by the Tokyo Association of Shinkin Banks.
the excellent company award
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.
Omotenashi Certification
2018 : iF DESIGN AWARD (Germany)
iF DESIGN AWARD
2018 : The Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese Government)
iF DESIGN AWARD

2017 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)
RED DOT DESIGN AWARD JAPANESE COMPANY
2017 : GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Nominated (Germany)
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Nominated

2016 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)
RED DOT DESIGN AWARD JAPANESE COMPANY

2015 : Good Design Award (Japan)
GOOD DESIGN AWARD JAPANESE COMPANY
2015 : As “Omotenashi Company” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japanese Government)
Omotenashi Company

2013 : 5th place on Jewelry brand image ranking 2013 voted by Jewelry retailers
Japanese Jewelry brand image ranking

2014 :
  ・12th place on Originality and Design ranking
  ・9th place on Product Concept ranking
2015 :
  ・18th place on Originality and Design ranking
  ・26th place on Product Concept ranking
2016 :
  ・2nd place on Originality and Design ranking
  ・23rd place on Product Concept ranking
2017 :
  ・4th place on Originality and Design ranking
  ・7th place on Product Concept ranking
Research : Yano Research Institute


2012 : Red Dot Design Award (Germany)

Our mission as bearers of tradition

Mastering Mokume Gane techniques is very difficult because of the complexity of the process in the details, the vagueness of transmitted oral know-how, and an assumption of basic techniques for hammering and metal engraving. We are guardians of a craft that may seem out of tune with a modern society where priority is given only to efficiency and profits. It is our missions to treasure and pass on to the world this wonderful metal craft which Japan is proud of, and to bring it to life brilliantly within the framework of modern society.

JAPANESE ATELIER