Fantastic men's bracelet forged in Mokume Gane by master goldsmith Markus Wiesner
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production time 21 workdays
- Order number: AR.Garapa.1
- Artist: Markus Wiesner
- Info: Unique | Mokume Gane pattern varies slightly
- Info: 16 mm wide | 2 mm thick
Garapa men bracelet in Japanese forging technique Mokume Gane
The Garapa men's bracelet, hand-forged by master goldsmith Markus Wiesner, fascinates with its wild wood-like structure, which is created half purposefully, half by chance. For this purpose, Markus Wiesner welds together a large number of precious metal pallets, which in the process combine with each other under great heat. This process is called diffusion welding and can be carried out either in a fire or specifically in a suitable furnace with temperature control. The closer you get to the melting point of the materials, the better and stronger the bond. A few degrees too much, on the other hand, will spoil everything and an unsightly lump of various precious metals will be formed, which can only be recycled.
After this welding process, which requires some experience, the layered material is forged and rolled until it reaches the thickness required for sampling. The patterns are then prepared by processes such as twisting, milling and chiselling, which only become clear and final during the subsequent forging process. The result is a unique piece - each bracelet is unique.
Garapa men bracelet in detail
- Width: 16 mm
- Thickness: 2 mm, at the lugs 4 mm
- Material: Mokume Gane of yellow gold, red gold, palladium and silver
- Back: 1 mm palladium/500 layer prevents silver oxides on the arm
- Leather strap: calfskin, black, grained
- Clasp: double folding clasp made of allergy-free stainless steel
Diamonds in Mokume Gane men bracelet
The Garapa men's bracelet can optionally be made with fine lines of diamonds. In this case, diamonds with 0.005 carat Top Wesselton Lupenrein (diameter approx. 1 mm) are worked into the lines of the Mokume Gane by our jewel setters. In the bracelet shown here, a cut setting was used for this purpose. However, a channel setting can also be worked out, as for example with the Mokume Gane rings Abura.
Markus Wiesner | Master goldsmith and silversmith
- Born on 03.02.1973 in Ludwigsburg married, 1 child
- 1990-1992 Vocational school for goldsmiths in Pforzheim
- 1993-1994 Goldsmith Theile in Fellbach Apprenticeship as a goldsmith
- 1995-1998 Goldsmith Theile in Fellbach journeyman position
- 1999-2000 Master school at the goldsmith school in Pforzheim | graduation as master goldsmith and silversmith
- since 2001 Self-employed in the family business Goldschmiede Wiesner OHG
- 2006 Mokume Gane course in Pforzheim
- 2008 Damascus steel course with Fred Schmalz in Knetzgau
- 2010 Mokume Gane Happening at Ravstedhus in Denmark
Mokume Gane wedding rings from passion
Master goldsmith Markus Wiesner, is one of two owners of "Wiesner - Die Goldschmiede" and has been making Mokume Gane wedding rings and jewelry with enthusiasm and passion since 2006.
In doing so, Markus Wiesner has basically dedicated himself to the classical forging technique in the endless process. These Mokume Gane wedding rings, which are forged without a seam or butt joint, symbolize the unforgettable nature of love in a unique way.
The fact that the Mokume Gane wedding rings of "Wiesner - Die Goldschmiede" are offered in each case also with butt joint, serves only to make aware that there are differences in the quality. Since some offerers of these wedding rings manufacture and offer these with butt joint, and this is not always immediately obvious, the price however clearly more favorably precipitates, we place this in our presentation directly opposite.
The second owner of "Wiesner-Die Goldschmiede" is Michael Wiesner. As a trained businessman and business economist (VWA), he fills the area of photography, web design, product ideas and presentation, and marketing. In the area of idea generation, the collections of zodiac rings (2001) and mama rings (2004) are to his credit. He is also responsible for the discovery of the Mokume Gane technique as an interesting forging art for "Wiesner-Die Goldschmiede".