Guide to Wedding Band Finishes

While wedding bands are traditionally characterized by a primarily unadorned metal band whose circular shape symbolizes the eternal commitment between partners. The way the metal is finished can completely change the overall style and aesthetic of the ring. We’ve put together a guide to some of the most common wedding band finishes.

Polished Finish

The polished finish is the most common of all wedding band finishes. It is characterized by a shiny, mirror-like surface that reflects plenty of light for a luxurious and eye-catching effect. However, the drawback to this finish is that any dings and scratches the ring incurs will be more noticeable than those with a more textured finish.

Satin Finish

This is the next most common finish, distinguished from the polished finish by a slightly more matted surface that still reflects a significant amount of light. Slightly more subdued than the polished finish, this is an excellent option for those looking for something subtler yet retains a refined appearance.

Matte Finish

A matte-finished ring is very straightforward. Its textured surface gives a velvety feel far less showy than the polished or satin finish. Matte rings will better disguise any scuffs or scratches your ring is likely to incur with daily wear and won’t need to be re-polished. The matte finish is an excellent choice for those seeking an understated but unmistakable signal of commitment.

Brushed Finish

The brushed finish is an incredibly unique option that is non-reflective and eye-catching with its visually interesting surface. Characterized by tiny, brush-like strokes, this polish is popular among those who frequently work with their hands, as it easily masks scratches and dents. For a dynamic, atypical ring, this is a great option.

Hammered Finish

The hammered finish is non-reflective, achieved by tapping the surface of the ring with a specialized hammer and then given a satin finish to reduce its shine. These rings are distinctive, with an organic and rustic feel. The hammer's size and the force used can significantly alter the ring's appearance.

Sandblasted Finish

As the name suggests, this finish gives wedding bands a grainy, noticeably coarse appearance that wonderfully masks any blemishes they may incur. Sandblasted is one of the most popular finishes among those seeking a textured look. The unique, stunning aesthetic is beloved for its robust and enthralling feel.

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