Mitsuro Hikime Silver and Gold Groove Keum Boo Ring – UK Ring Size L.5


0.68 cm
3.8 gm
Sterling silver, 23.5ct gold

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A unique, one of a kind ring, combining two ancient techniques: mitsuro hikime and keum boo.

An organic shaped textured band, made initially in a pliable wax, is then cast in sterling silver before a ribbon of fine gold is bonded permanently on the surface, using the ancient keum boo technique. This particular ring has a slim gold groove winding in between the outer silver face.

Completely unique, only one available.

Band approx 6.8mm wide at the widest point
Approx 2.6g deep
UK ring size L.5/ US ring size 6
Ring weighs approx 3.8g
Hallmarked in Edinburgh

Weight 3.8 gm
Dimensions 0.68 cm
Care Instructions:

To ensure your silver jewellery doesn’t tarnish when not being worn, keep your jewellery in an airtight container.
Clean lightly with a soft toothbrush and liquid soap.
A silver cloth or polish can also be used lightly.
Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, perfume & beauty products.


I’ve been working on some new pieces recently, mostly rings, using an ancient Japanese type of wax to create incredible, sculptural pieces.
As the Mitsuro Hikime wax is worked, and warms up, it becomes very pliable and stretchy, producing amazing striations and textures. The results can’t be exactly replicated each time as the wax informs the overall result, but the effects are always beautiful. The wax pieces are then cast in the normal lost wax casting process in silver & gold. As the wax is burned away during the process, each piece is completely one of a kind, only cast once.
Together with this, I’ve also been combining these pieces with keum boo technique that I also use, and the results are elegantly unique. Keum boo, meaning ‘attached gold’ in Korean, involves fine gold sheet which is still 25 times thicker than gold foil used for gilding, being permanently bonded to silver using heat and pressure.

Cost Time
Mainland UK £7.50 3 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands £7.50 5 day(s)
Western Europe £10.00 4 day(s)
Rest of Europe £10.00 7 day(s)
USA and Canada £12.00 10 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ £9.00 10 day(s)
Worldwide £12.00 10 day(s)

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

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Lisa Crockard Jewellery

Lisa Crockard makes handmade & 3d printed contemporary jewellery from her studio in Paisley, Scotland. Using mainly silver and gold, with semi-precious stones, she combines a range of traditional and modern processes and techniques to create geometric and architecturally inspired, unique pieces.

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