Types of Jewelry Finishes
Most people don't realize how many different finishes you can have on your jewelry. Here is a listen of different options with pictures to show you the different textures and finishes you can put on your next custom piece of jewelry. All finishes are free of charge at Caleesi Designs Jewelers except for hand engraving. We have a master engraver who will make your piece one of a kind. Most engraving starts around $400 but some as low as $200. Contact Caleesi Designs in Austin today for a quote on your next custom jewelry piece.
High Polish: Exactly what you'd expect. The brightest, shiniest shine we can create that has a mirror effect.
Satin (Matte): More of a soft matte finish for those who don't want their ring so shiny.
Brushed: More of a directional satin finish. Can be done as shown, side to side, or at an angle.
Hammered: Yep, we beat it with a hammer to create cool moon crater-like divots.
Sandblast: We block off an area and blast it with sand to create a cool frosted texture.
Scratched: Like the brushed finish but more pronounced and less uniform.
Florentine: Seen a lot in antique pieces. A fun ridged directional texture.
Engraving: Typically done by hand after the ring is complete, but sometimes done in the computer before casting.
Milgrain: A ribbed edge that dresses up any design just a touch.
Oxidized: A chemical process applied to sterling silver to darken the metal. Gold can also be antiqued in recessed areas.
Oxidized Jewelry Finish on Sterling Silver Bands