Shibuichi

Shibuichi is a Japanese alloy used in sheet metal inlay or wire inlay. The technique involves the inlaying of gold, silver and copper into a darkened silver base. Usually shibuichi is composed of 75% copper and 25% silver. In contemporary jewelry it can be found in Mokume Gane.

Tiffany Shibuichi Vase. C. 1874. Image courtesy of The British Museum.