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Metal Finishes


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 Polish
Achieving a highly reflective gleam, this finish is the most popular and is perfect for fine jewelry and classy engagement rings.

Satin or Matte
Commonly used in contemporary jewelry pieces, this reduced-shine finish is best for drawing attention to diamonds and other gemstones.

Brushed
A textured look that creates a "brushstroke" effect, this finish retains some of the metals original shine while adding a unique texture.

Hammered
Popular in men’s rings, the metal is hammered and then given a satin finish for a truly unique texture and style.
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