Metal Spotlight:  Damascus Steel

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Damascus Steel Wedding Rings

Damascus Steel Wedding Rings:

Damascus Steel: What is it?
Damascus Steel rings by Lashbrook are made by hand, mimicking ancient metalsmithing techniques originally used to make samurai swords. Using two alternating types of stainless steel, Lashbrook master craftsman heat, bond, twist and fold the metal layers together to produce vivid patterns. After patterning the metal, there can be up to 100 layers in each piece of finished Damascus. Each Damascus Steel ring is unique – no two designs will look exactly alike.

Unique Characteristics:
The slow, cyclical process of working the metal layers together is what gives Damascus Steel it’s incredibly unique properties. Damascus Steel rings have increased hardness, strength, resistance to shattering, an ability to be honed to a resilient edge, and a unique finish. Like a fingerprint, no two Damascus rings will have the exact same design and Lashbrook offers five distinctive patterns from which to choose. The standard Damascus is a basic twist pattern, while the other four patterns are made from blanks normally used to make knives and swords.

No two pieces will ever be identical
Hard and durable
The pattern can be seen and felt as it is part of the structure of the metal

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Wear & Care:
All Lashbrook Damascus Steel rings are made with Stainless Steel. Nearly all steels contain nickel and are not a good choice for those with nickel allergies. The processing of steel to make Damascus leaves the metal approximately twice the hardness of Titanium and Cobalt Chrome. Despite its hardness, Damascus rings will scuff and show wear; however, the pattern and texture of the Damascus hides scratches much better than other rings, making Damascus one of the most durable metals we offer. Damascus rings should be treated as fine jewelry and should be removed during harsh activities to avoid scratching. Exposure to salt water and harsh chemicals can make the ring more susceptible to rust. While customers can clean Damascus rings with ultrasonic, steam or jewelry cleaner, all touch-ups or refurbishing should be sent to Lashbrook.