Perfect for Jewelry of all types or any small part requiring a much tighter pattern than our pen rods. Millennials' appear to have embraced this material for their most cherished wedding rings perhaps as a testament to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). M3 feels great against the skin so it is being used more and more as a ring core. I have seen wedding bands, earing's, cabochons, pendants, luxury handbag tags, military challenge coins, watch faces, watch cases, cufflinks, tie tacks and more. Still waiting to see someone use it for a link watch band.
These Rods and Billets are made by hand one at a time in order to insure the best pattern and quality. In contrast, our pen rods are produced in 25 Rod batches. Orders for these Ring Stock can sometimes fall behind schedule so give yourself extra lead time when ordering these fine custom made Rods.
NOTE: Some of the best rings are cut from rectangular Billets
“And I have to tell you - the pictures DO NOT do this stuff
justice! In these pictures, it looks 2 dimensional. But up close, it looks like
a lustrous metal with a cool 3 dimensional "starfield" effect when
you move it in the light - it glitters and glows. Gorgeous material. “ (Ted
Phillips Spyderco Forum)
M3 Mokume Styles
Black & Red
Blue & White
Black & White
Tiffany Blue & Gold
Gunsmoke & Gold
M3 Lapis Mokume
Blue & Red Mokume
Ring Stock Patterns are very tight so that many parts can be made from the rod and each will have extraordinary patterns. There is a premium charged for these rods, because this pattern requires twice the time to produce and much more attention to detail.