Metal Finishes Precious metals can be finished in particular ways to produce specialized looks. The finish helps accentuate details and the style of a piece of fine jewelry. Some of the most popular metal finishes include: High PolishAchieving a highly reflective gleam, this finish is the most popular and is perfect for fine jewelry and classy engagement rings. Satin or MatteCommonly used in contemporary jewelry pieces, this reduced-shine finish is best for drawing attention to diamonds and other gemstones. BrushedA textured look that creates a "brushstroke" effect, this finish retains some of the metals original shine while adding a unique texture.HammeredPopular in men’s rings, the metal is hammered and then given a satin finish for a truly unique texture and style.