Precious metals can be finished in different ways giving the ring an attractive surface appearance. Some of the most popular metal finishes include:
A high polish finish is reflective and shiny. It is the most popular finish for fine jewelry and classy engagement rings.
Satin or Matte
A satin or matte finish is smooth to the touch. This is a popular finish for wedding rings because although it's smooth, it's not shiny.
A brushed finish shows texture and has a more disinct look. This is a popular choice for men's bands, as it shows little to no wear.
A hammered finish is also popular in men's rings. The metal is hammered and then given a satin finish for a truly unique texture and style.