This rustic mitsuro men’s ring was hand formed in mitsuro and designed to highlight the bold textures created with this technique. This ring is inspired by bamboo forest leaves.
No two rings Heather Scott makes are exactly the same. Each of her pieces are hand formed and cast in small batches using the lost wax casting method, in which the mold is destroyed during the creation of the ring. This ring is perfect for someone who likes bold one of a kind pieces.
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Is this ring is what you’re looking for except it’s not your size…No worries! Heather can make a similar ring just for you! Shoot us a message with a photo of the ring you like and your size. We will make a custom listing for you and Heather will create your ring in this style and send it to you as soon as it’s finished. Please allow for slight variation in the design due to the unique properties of mitsuro and the individual craftsmanship of each piece.
If you have any questions or would like to order custom jewelry, please feel free to contact us! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Heather made this mitsuro men’s ring using the ancient Japanese lost wax casting technique called mitsuro. The process begins by blending specific ratios of different materials together to create the mitsuro wax. After cooling, Heather heats the mitsuro to her body temperature and hand manipulates it by pulling, twisting, and folding. During this process, delicate striations, called hikime, appear in the wax. This delicate texture accentuates the flow of the organic shapes and nature inspired designs that she creates.
The wax pieces are then placed into a mold and melted out of the mold in a kiln. Once the wax is burned out of the mold, it leaves a hollow area where the wax once was. Heather places the mold into a centrifuge where she melts the metal in a ceramic crucible with a torch. Once the metal is molten, a retaining pin drops and the centrifuge spins rapidly, shooting the molten metal into the mold where the mitsuro wax once was. After the centrifuge stops spinning, she grabs the 1000°F mold with a pair of steel tongs and dunks the mold into a bucket of water breaking the still hot mold open on contact revealing the pieces that were once wax and are now silver or gold.
She then goes through the process of finishing each piece by hand utilizing jeweler’s tools. Heather has been perfecting her mitsuro wax recipe and creating her unique mitsuro pieces for 10 years.