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To Ox or Not to Ox?

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We offer a few different options for the finish of your mokume gane ring, and each offers a different look and quality. One of these options is oxidation, where the silver layers in a ring are darkened to increase the contrast between the metal colors! It’s great for those who want a bold, high contrast look, and makes the patterning stand out more.

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To Ox or Not to Ox?

Posted by Arn Krebs on

We offer a few different options for the finish of your mokume gane ring, and each offers a different look and quality. One of these options is oxidation, where the silver layers in a ring are darkened to increase the contrast between the metal colors! It’s great for those who want a bold, high contrast look, and makes the patterning stand out more.

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Arn's New Website!

Posted by Susan Freda on

Exciting news! Arn Krebs Mokume has been hard at work creating a brand new website to make shopping and custom orders easier than ever!

You can have your very own in studio experience with features like...

Custom Ring Builder!

screenshot of web builder page from new website

Get to Know Arn!

screenshot of new arn krebs website, about arn page, photos of arn and his work and a few paragraphs talking about him and his career and practice 

Available Now and Ready to Ship Rings!

Bespoke Design Options!

We've prioritized making the new site shop-friendly and with more interesting facts about Arn, Mokume Gane and the power of a custom ring builder all right at your fingertips. 

Come check it out! And if you have any questions or feedback feel free to email us! info@arnkrebsmokume.com

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Arn's New Website!

Posted by Susan Freda on

Exciting news! Arn Krebs Mokume has been hard at work creating a brand new website to make shopping and custom orders easier than ever!

You can have your very own in studio experience with features like...

Custom Ring Builder!

screenshot of web builder page from new website

Get to Know Arn!

screenshot of new arn krebs website, about arn page, photos of arn and his work and a few paragraphs talking about him and his career and practice 

Available Now and Ready to Ship Rings!

Bespoke Design Options!

We've prioritized making the new site shop-friendly and with more interesting facts about Arn, Mokume Gane and the power of a custom ring builder all right at your fingertips. 

Come check it out! And if you have any questions or feedback feel free to email us! info@arnkrebsmokume.com

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Choosing A Palette

Posted by Susan Freda on

To offer some loose guidance for you, we’ve created this scale to show all of our palettes side by side and the range of contrast between them. All the palettes here are shown in the satin finish so you can see what the palettes look like with no additional assistance from etching or oxidizing. 

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Choosing A Palette

Posted by Susan Freda on

To offer some loose guidance for you, we’ve created this scale to show all of our palettes side by side and the range of contrast between them. All the palettes here are shown in the satin finish so you can see what the palettes look like with no additional assistance from etching or oxidizing. 

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Choosing a Width That’s Right for You

Posted by Susan Freda on

Ring width is a very important part of a ring design, and deciding what width will work best for you depends on several different factors.

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Choosing a Width That’s Right for You

Posted by Susan Freda on

Ring width is a very important part of a ring design, and deciding what width will work best for you depends on several different factors.

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How to Find Your Ring Size

Posted by Susan Freda on

Sizing is such a crucial component of creating (and purchasing) rings. However, often times it can be a confusing and tricky process, especially for those not used to wearing rings! Many are not aware of how a ring should actually fit, but we’re here to help. Sizing is an art and not a science, but Arn has some tips to make it a little easier to figure out.

A properly fit ring should go on easily, and for removal require 2-3 seconds of gentle pulling while rocking over the knuckle. You want to bend the knuckle  and work the ring over it, rather than keeping your finger straight and trying to pull it straight off. The ring should feel snug, but not painful or cutting off circulation while on. We have a video here for reference of Arn demonstrating with his own Mokume Gane wedding band that he wears every day. 

Something important to keep in mind is that if you aren’t used to wearing rings, the feeling takes time to get used to, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that your ring isn’t the correct size! We always recommend trying to wear the ring as consistently as possible for at least a few weeks before going through with resizing, especially if it feels like only a minor adjustment would be necessary. And finger size can actually fluctuate easily due to a number of factors (salt, heat, cold, hydration, etc), so it’s best to see how the ring fits overall in your day to day life. 

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How to Find Your Ring Size

Posted by Susan Freda on

Sizing is such a crucial component of creating (and purchasing) rings. However, often times it can be a confusing and tricky process, especially for those not used to wearing rings! Many are not aware of how a ring should actually fit, but we’re here to help. Sizing is an art and not a science, but Arn has some tips to make it a little easier to figure out.

A properly fit ring should go on easily, and for removal require 2-3 seconds of gentle pulling while rocking over the knuckle. You want to bend the knuckle  and work the ring over it, rather than keeping your finger straight and trying to pull it straight off. The ring should feel snug, but not painful or cutting off circulation while on. We have a video here for reference of Arn demonstrating with his own Mokume Gane wedding band that he wears every day. 

Something important to keep in mind is that if you aren’t used to wearing rings, the feeling takes time to get used to, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that your ring isn’t the correct size! We always recommend trying to wear the ring as consistently as possible for at least a few weeks before going through with resizing, especially if it feels like only a minor adjustment would be necessary. And finger size can actually fluctuate easily due to a number of factors (salt, heat, cold, hydration, etc), so it’s best to see how the ring fits overall in your day to day life. 

Read more