Portland, Maine (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Andrew Nyce Designs today announced the introduction of a modern breakthrough in the ancient Japanese art of Mokume Gane.
Following a 45-year legacy of innovation and a passion for perfecting the art and science of Mokume Gane compositions, Andrew Nyce Design began investigating the use of Palladium 500 (Pd500) in fall of 2010. The unique use of this alloy, which has recently been introduced in European retail jewelry markets, including Mokume Gane, has yet to be adopted by jewelry designers in the United States.
Innovative Process – Attractive Pricing
By utilizing an innovative process, Andrew Nyce Designs’ team of expert Goldsmiths are able to create a vast selection of Mokume Gane patterns with old-world craftsmanship at new, attractive pricing. Andrew Nyce Designs continues to offer select compositions for those wanting higher gold content Mokume Gane compositions.
"To me, metalsmithing is more than just the technique of working metals into a desired shape,” said Andrew Nyce. “It is the skillful blending of art and science to create a lasting symbol of one person’s love for another."
Novel Palladium 500 Material
Palladium is a member of the Platinum Group of metals. Palladium 500 was officially recognized as a precious metal by the British government in January 2010. The Palladium 500 alloy shares many qualities of 14K Palladium White Gold (14K PW) – it is wear-resistant and retains its vibrant color. While it looks exactly like 14K PW, this precious metal allows for Mokume Gane compositions to be less dependent upon the volatility of gold prices. This offers a substantial cost saving while maintaining the elegance and beauty of traditional Mokume Gane.
Andrew Nyce Designs is an industry leader in design and hand-craftsmanship of both unique and custom Mokume Gane and Damascus Stainless Steel wedding, engagement, men’s, and commitment rings. Andrew Nyce Designs has a legacy of innovation by blending art and science in their Mokume Gane and Damascus Stainless Steel creations. Andrew Nyce Designs continues to invest in research and development as well as design creation of new Mokume Gane and Damascus materials incorporating innovative patterns at affordable prices.