James Binnion Uses Ancient Japanese Metal Art to Create Wedding Bands

 - Sep 20, 2010
References: mokume-gane & gizmodo
History can make something that is already beautiful into something extraordinary -- just check out James Binnion's stunning wedding bands. They were created via an ancient Japanese technique used to craft samurai swords.

According to James Binnion, "Mokume gane is a metalworking technique developed in Japan approximately three to four hundred years ago, in which two or more layers of metal are permanently joined together in alternating layers to form a stack (or billet)." Check out the stunning results in the gallery above.