Guide to Wedding Band Finishes
Guide to Wedding Band Finishes
Wedding bands are among the most important pieces of jewelry purchased in anyone’s lifetime, so it’s essential that someone picks a piece that will stand the test of time in both quality and style. A finish is among the most overlooked as well as one of the most important parts of a ring’s appearance. It affects how light reflects off of the band as well as how it matches with other textures, such as those found in clothing. Selecting a finish that fits one’s personality and aesthetic can be tricky, so we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help.
The most common of wedding band finishes, the polished finish, gives the ring a mirror-like shine. This gives the ring a sophisticated and elegant look. Classic and eye-catching, this finish is ideal for those who’d like their ring to stand out. It should be noted, though, that its reflective effect does make scratches and scuffs more clearly noticeable. For those living a more active lifestyle, a polish finish may not be the best choice, although it will still be a stylish and fashionable one.
The satin finish is the second most popular finish for wedding bands. This finish gives the ring a smooth, soft surface that is shiny but not reflective like the polished finish. A satin finish ring has a more understated look yet retains its luxurious shimmer. For those who want a balance between polished and matte, a satin finish is perfect.
For a more muted look than both the satin and polished finish, a matte finished ring appears velvety and smooth with little reflectivity. This finish is perfect for those who want to create contrast to their more glittering engagement rings and allow the center stone to remain in the spotlight. It is a more masculine look for those who wish to avoid being too spectacular or bold with their band.
Another muted, non-reflective finish is the brushed finish. Commonly used in men’s wedding bands for its more rugged appearance, the brushed finish appears to have been created with a tiny metal brush. The textured surface of the ring is great for those that work frequently with their hands because it easily hides any scratches the ring may incur. A brushed finish is great for a forever ring in harsh elements.
The hammer finish is distinctive and unique, characterized by small dimples in the metal created by a hammer, as the name suggests. This finish appears quite rustic, with its subdued luster and eye-catching texture. Those who lean towards the unconventional will certainly appreciate this finish.
Another uniquely textured finish, the sandblasted finish gives the surface of the ring a noticeably grainy texture that is slightly rough to the touch. This finish is great for diminishing the appearance of any scratches or scuffs, letting you know it’s a great choice that will last for a long time to come.
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Brockhaus Jewelry has been proudly serving our community from our Norman jewelry store since 1952. Patrons of central Oklahoma in areas like Oklahoma City, Moore, and Edmond will find unmatched customer service and an extensive selection of designer jewelry at our conveniently located showroom. We carefully curate our jewelry collection to feature only the highest quality luxury designers like Phillip Gavriel, Freida Rothman, and Hearts On Fire. Book an appointment to meet with our highly trained staff or browse our inventory online today. Contact our experienced staff at (405) 321-4228 for more information on our selection.