Design : Yves Moulin
Manufacture of damask rings
Design and text: Yves Moulin
It all starts with simple stainless steel sheets of AISI 304 and AISI 316L quality and a thickness of 1 mm. They are cut to size 45 x 120 mm and stacked to form a block 75 mm high.
The welding between them is done at about 1800°F, with a pressure of 500 kg/cm2. The resulting foil is then stretched by forging to obtain a bar with a square section of 12 to 15 mm. While still hot, the bar is twisted to obtain the diagonal or star patterns that will be visible later.
After this operation, the bar is cut into sections, again squared by abrasion, and sawn longitudinally to produce 2 plates which will be formed, while hot, into rings.
The junction of the ends of these plates is rectified and then brazed. This is the end of the forging part and the beginning of the mechanical part of the manufacturing process.
The ring blanks are cleaned and pickled, then transferred to a mechanical lathe.
By turning, they are levelled to a diameter smaller than the final dimension, then the rings are mounted on a mandrel, turned to the final dimension and set to the desired width.
After a check of the dimensions and the absence of defects, they are retouched and finely polished.
It is by the chemical attack of one of the steels that we obtain the "revelation" of the pattern of the damask.
This is followed by ultrasonic cleaning to remove the nickel dust formed during the chemical attack. Then, for the oxidized finishes, an electrolytic treatment allows to obtain a black layer on the surface.
Finally, all surfaces are polished/satinized.
A very wide variety of patterns can be obtained by varying and combining the number and geometry of the layers, the more or less fine twisting, the position of the cut in relation to the center of the bar, the depth of the chemical etching, the local deformations due to the forging work.
It is not possible to choose the rendering of the drawing and we do not accept requests for special drawings.
Warning: this addon is not compatible with the extra small base ring.
About moodWelcome to the world of the interchangeable and customizable mood ring. mood is more than a ring, it is a timeless and androgynous jewel. It is an infinitely customizable accessory.
Create your ring according to your desires.
A steel structure forms the base of the jewel on which a ring is housed. The centerpiece consists of two separable elements that support and hold the central ring called add-on. The special architecture gives the owner of the ring a great deal of freedom, who can very easily change the look of his jewelry by changing the add/on.
To further expand the mood potentialities, rings in various colors and materials are available.
The addon is the interchangeable part that fits in the center of the ring. All our addons are compatible with the majority of bases (large, small, etc.).
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