Arn Krebs Custom Mokume Gane Jewelry

Arn Krebs Mokume Gane is a family-owned studio specializing in custom Mokume Gane wedding rings.

All of our rings are custom made. Please email for a quote and to purchase.
Mokume Gane is an ancient metalworking technique in which layers of precious metal are alloyed together with heat and pressure, then twisted, carved, and forged to create beautiful organic patterns. My Mokume patterns are made in various combinations of yellow gold, red gold, silver, and palladium. In my many years of making Mokume I’ve developed the skill set to make bands that resemble wood grain, topographical canyons, oceanic waves, and other natural formations. I take pride in the custom nature of the work and offer the widest selection of Mokume patterns that you will see at any shop.

All Mokume rings are available in any size, width, profile, pattern, metal combination and finish. Select a stone from our inventory, have us find something special, or provide your own stone for setting. All rings are made individually from start to finish and so will be completely custom. Please note that all Mokume patterns are unique and so will vary slightly from those pictured.
My Mokume rings are heirloom quality and will wear as well as any solid gold ring. Years of experience using solid state diffusion bonding and the use of specialized aerospace material compression blocks make my billet lamination top quality, providing a material as strong as any solid metal.



For simple changes to existing designs, there is no charge.

For new designs, there is a $200-$400 fee depending on the project. This includes in depth discussion of the project and photo references or hand sketches of the proposed design. If more changes need to be made after the initial design has been agreed upon a $200 sketches fee will apply.


Arn is available for in-person design work and consultation from Mon-Fri 10-5. Hand sketches are performed on-site.

M-F Sessions are $200. 

Special weekend appointments can be arranged for $350.

 Please contact Arn for an appointment.



I specialize in Mokume patterns and can offer a wide selection of options. The pattern descriptions are meant to give a general idea of the look of the ring, but please keep in mind that every item is individually made by hand and will inevitably vary from other rings in the same pattern category.

All mokume patterns are achieved by one of two processes; carving or forging. Guri Bori mokume requires the most involved carving, resulting in a ring that has recesses or layers that resemble topography. Other carved patterns include the wood grain pattern, the twist pattern, and the droplet patterning. Forged patterns include end grain pattern, wave pattern, flow pattern, bookmatched endgrain, as well as others.

Please note that all mokume patterns are unique and so will vary from those pictured. The images in the listings are meant to give a general idea of the look of the ring, but please keep in mind that every item is individually made by hand and will inevitably vary from other rings in the same pattern category.

To view a examples of each pattern category, click here. 


All of my metals are responsibly sourced. I use 14k yellow gold, 14k red gold, sterling silver, and palladium. My mokume involves any combination of these metals, as the listings will picture. I prefer using palladium over white gold, as the two are indistinguishable visually and palladium has far better wear characteristics.

To view examples of metal combinations, click here.


All mokume rings are available in an etched or satin finish.
Etched rings containing silver can also have an oxidized finish that turns the silver a dark gray/black hue. Please note that although the oxidization treatment is stable and durable the black color of oxidized silver is a surface treatment and can be worn off or degraded by some chemicals. Your own body chemistry and lifestyle will affect the lifespan of the treatment.

I only oxidize rings that have been etched as this provides protection from wear as the silver layers are recessed. In my experience this technique can last years and I am always happy to re oxidize your ring any time.


All my rings can be made in any width. I recommend that you fit a strip of paper around your finger in various widths in order to get a sense of what width suits your hand and taste.

Please note that the mokume patterns shown in our listings will vary depending on your ring size and the width of the ring. In order to maintain the proportions of the pattern, a larger ring size would call for a wider band, and a smaller ring size would call for a thinner band. 


Other available customizations include tapering, lining the interior of the ring in a layer of a single metal, and adding railings or milgrain lining to the ring to frame the mokume.

I am happy to work with you to achieve whatever other ideas you have for your custom piece. If you don’t see the characteristic you’d like pictured, do not hesitate to ask if it’s something I can do.


Upon receiving your deposit I will mail you a set of ring sizers that correspond to the sizing scale I use in studio. The sizers are in full and half sizes but all of my rings can be made to quarter sizes as well. I ask that you measure your finger at different times of the day throughout a span of 2-3 days. The average of several measurements should be the most accurate ring size for you.I  make every effort to get ring size correct first time, but fingers fluctuate size throughout the day and season, so sometimes rings do not fit perfectly out of the box. I recommend wearing the ring a bit as it may actually fit correctly. If it is not the right size I will resize the ring for a $65 fee with the customer paying shipping to me and I will pay return shipping. 

All of our bands can be sized both up and down a full size without any change in pattern. Sizing rings beyond one size may require the addition or subtraction of material which could effect the pattern.


For all custom work we require a half down deposit before beginning production. The remaining balance is due upon the shipment of your order. Should you prefer smaller incremental payments let us know and we will work with you to set up a plan that accommodates your needs. 

All of our listings are priced based on the cost of the band and do not include the cost of stones. We are happy to find gemstones for you, or to use yours in a custom creation.

We ask for a 20% finders fee on all stones valued at $500 or more. Should you prefer to provide your own stones, Arn Krebs Arts will not be responsible for their quality. Upon receiving your stone I will assess it's quality and inform you of any risk and liability issues that I foresee if it is used.


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