Guide to Wedding Band Finishes
Guide to Wedding Band Finishes
While men’s wedding rings do not receive as much press as the bride’s engagement ring, they are no less important. As a ring that will symbolize the commitment and love a partner has for their loved one, it is important that it accurately reflects the man’s aesthetic and lifestyle. Make an informed decision by learning the characteristics of each finish in this guide.
Also known as a mirror-finish, a polished finish’s glossy surface is highly reflective. It easily catches the light and draws the eye towards it. This type of finish is the most popular and traditional choice for a man’s wedding band. Something to keep in mind is that the smooth surface will show scratches easier, so regular maintenance is a must.
The satin finish comes in second to the polished finish in terms of popularity. The surface of the ring is smooth but not as reflective. This understated look works well for those that enjoy a more subtle, sophisticated style. Like the polished finish, regular maintenance is a must to keep the ring in tip-top shape.
The matte finish is non-reflective. The smooth luster is appealing to men that enjoy a more subdued fashion style. Its smooth elegance and velvety appearance seamlessly fit into a man’s existing wardrobe, ensuring an easy transition from everyday office to night-time wear. While more opaque than the satin and polished finish, the smooth surface of the ring is just as prone to showing scratches as the previously mentioned finishes.
The brushed finish is also non-reflective, but it differs from the matte finish because its surface is more textured. As the name suggests, a brushed finish is made by gently marring a ring with a wire brush to create hundreds of tiny scratches that make for a unique texture. A bonus of the brush finish is that most scratches and scruffs blend in with the premade marks.
A hammered finish is technically two finishes in one. First, dimples are created on a metal ring using a special hammer, and then a satin finish is applied to give the band a soft luster. The distinct look of the ring is especially appealing to men that want something with a more rustic feel.
Sandblasted rings are relatively new when compared to other finishes that have been around for centuries. The coarse texture of the ring is achieved by blasting sand at the surface at an extremely high velocity. This gives the band a noticeable grainy texture that will not easily show any wear and tear in the ring.
Find Your Wedding Band at T-Bird Jewels
In Las Vegas, Nevada, T-Bird Jewels has been servicing both the local community and high-profile celebrities alike in all their fashion and bridal jewelry needs since 1962. Carrying top designers like Simon G., Tacori, and KC Designs along with having in-house custom jewelry design available, we are confident that we can help you find your forever piece. Call us at (702)256-3900 to learn more about the products and services that we offer, or stop by our beautiful showroom.