Guide to Wedding Ring Finishes
Guide to Wedding Band Finishes
A wedding band is meant to last a lifetime, so choosing the style you want to reflect your unique personality is an important decision. In recent years, common wedding band finishes like polished, brushed, satin, and hammered, have expanded to include more unique options like matte and sandblasted, creating eye-catching styles that appear and feel unique. Explore the finishing options available to choose from when designing your wedding band.
A polished, mirror-like finish is the most common finish on a wedding band. It creates a sophisticated, traditional appearance and an air of elegance. With the exception of a tungsten ring, which is scratch-resistant, a polished finish ring is susceptible to scratching and chipping which is easily visible and can impact the appearance of your ring.
A satin finish is the second highly favored choice for a wedding band. It adds a soft texture that has a gentle sheen. This is the ideal finish for anyone looking for the sophistication of a smooth, polished ring but without the attention-grabbing shine of polished metal.
Matte finished metals are increasingly popular choices for wedding bands as they create a subtle appearance. Methods to achieve this finish vary, but all result in a muted finish with easy wearability that presents a calm, understated presence. This finish brings a quiet charm to any band.
Similar to a satin finish, but with a soft texture, a brushed finish has the appearance of delicate brush strokes on the surface of the band. A brushed finish offers a rugged style and easily hides small scratches that appear over time from everyday wear. It is this durable wearability that makes it ideal for anyone with an active lifestyle.
This finish is a result of a technique that involves hammering the band’s surface followed by applying a satin finish afterward. The size and shape of the hammered dimples can vary based on the tool used by the craftsman.
Sandblasted wedding bands have a notably, visible rough texture. This coarse finish feels slightly grainy and the appearance is distinct from traditional finishes, resulting in a unique wedding band. A sandblasted ring is ideal for someone who adventures into bold designs that are unconventional and break away from classic styles.
Find Your Wedding Band at Huntington Fine Jewelers
Huntington Fine Jewelers has been helping the local communities of Oklahoma discover their ideal bridal jewelry piece for more than 30 years. With a team of expertly trained associates on hand to assist you at our Oklahoma jewelry store, we can help you explore our featured designers or design a special piece of your own. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.