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Lisa Jane Grant

"Solo travel to developing countries is an essential part of who I am. The constant change of venues and cultures, and the element of constant surprise are what inspire me."

Jeweler Lisa Grant creates exquisite Mokume Gane earrings and necklaces using the traditional process for creating Samurai swords. Mokume, which translates directly to "wood grain metal," is created using precious and non-ferrous metals such as platinum, gold, palladium and silver. Upwards of 30 layers of different metals or alloys may be stacked together, heated, and forged to form one piece of metal. The finished product displays myriad layers of colored metals, all chosen by the artist, rippling and flowing in various directions.

Traditionally, Mokume was a very difficult process due to the fine line between fusing and melting the metal. The contemporary use of hydraulic presses, kilns and rolling mills helps to control the process. Despite these modern amenities, it is still unusually laborious and time-intensive and can result in metals failing to fuse. The successful result is a stack of several layers of metal diffusion-bonded (not soldered) together so that they atomically function as one piece of metal. Lisa Grant first creates the Mokume Gane billets in her studio and then designs her pieces of jewelry from this material.

Influenced by her travels around the world, Grant is drawn to the simplicity of metal and the complexity of Mokume Gane. Her design goal is to let the eye be drawn to the metal with simply constructed, contemporary, and well crafted pieces.
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Jaipur Reversible Pendant ...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,080 - $ 2,190
Kancamagus Necklace in...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,440
Luang Prabang Earrings in ...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 660 - $ 830
Kancamagus Bracelet in...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,740
Luang Prabang Earrings in ...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 960 - $ 1,090
Vienna Drop Pearl...
Gold, Silver, & Pearl Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,050
Oia Pillow Earrings in...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,000
Kancamagus Bracelet in...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,740
Luang Prabang Pendant in...
Gold & Silver Pendant
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 700 - $ 890
Vienna Pearl Earrings in...
Gold, Silver, & Pearl Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 980
Oia Pillow Necklace in...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,490
Oia Pillow Earrings in...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,020
Luang Prabang Pendant in...
Gold & Silver Pendant
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 960 - $ 1,110
Luang Prabang Pendant in...
Gold & Silver Pendant
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 800 - $ 990
Luang Prabang Earrings in ...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 840 - $ 1,100
Kancamagus Necklace...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,970
10 Pebble Kancamagus...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 3,090
Jaipur Reversible Pendant ...
Gold & Silver Pendant
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,080 - $ 2,190
Jaipur Reversible Pendant ...
Gold & Silver Pendant
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 970 - $ 2,090
Wellington Earrings-Aspen
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,340
Timbuktu Twist Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 360 - $ 540
Giant Cali Hoop
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,120 - $ 1,220
Whistler Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 350 - $ 610
Cali Mini Hoop
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 790 - $ 880
Timbuktu Twist Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 340 - $ 600
Cali Hoop
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,100 - $ 1,280
Cusco Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Lisa Jane Grant
$ 1,030 - $ 1,120