Zurich Twist - Brown Goldsmiths

Zurich Twist

Limited edition #41 of only 500
Zurich Twist Money clip

Zurich Twist

Price $350
Designer William Henry
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About This Piece

• ZURICH TWIST – Edition of 500 pieces

The Zurich ‘Twist’ features a frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with hand-forged ‘Twist’ mokume gane, and punctuated by a white topaz gemstone.
The clip is machined and blast-polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background.
The ‘Twist’ money clip is a beautiful, and functional personality statement featuring some of the unique materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of

Features & Specs
Mechanism: tension
Engraved serial number

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MOKUME GANE
Developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern.
Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA. William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.

TITANIUM

titanium
Titanium is a low density, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) metal with a silver color.
It was discovered in Great Britain by William Gregor in 1791, and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology
William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for our frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.

WHITE TOPAZ
Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range. Besides brown, colors will include various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.
Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December

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