All Kinds of Wedding Ring Finishes

Are wedding rings created equal? The answer is a big NO. Even though the wedding bands you see look the same, there will always be a difference between wedding rings. One wide variety of these bands is the end polish. The finishes of these wedding bands create a huge difference in the look. Should you always go for the shiny wedding band (a design that gives the nod to class and regality), or do you want to try the rustic wedding ring design (for a more contemporary look)? What wedding ring finish works best for you? Find out in this blog and fall in love with the right wedding band (just like how you fell for the right person!).

1. SHINY WEDDING RING FINISH

The wedding band with a shiny finish is number one because it is one of the most popular wedding ring designs. The clear, shiny, mirror-like design of the ring is a top choice for couples getting married through the years. Nothing defines the class, regality, tradition, and timeless beauty than a wedding ring with a shiny finish. One of the finest things about metals is that they can be polished to a shine with mirror-like qualities. How do jewelry designers achieve this polished look in wedding bands? Each wedding ring goes through extensive polishing with the use of more advanced processes.

Ring designers use a more advanced version of abrasives to polish the metal's surface and remove the scratches and metal irregularities present in raw metal. During the polishing process's finishing steps, a compound is added to achieve that shiny coating in the jewelry. How do you maintain wedding rings with a shiny finish? As time passes, you will detect that a wedding band with a glossy shine to it is more susceptible to scratches. However, some people enjoy the added details (they feel it's a reminder of their years together), some couples don't. If you're one of those who love a flawless ring, you can go to a jeweler to have your rings re-polished.

Although the sheen and shine of a ring appeal to many, they don't fit everyone's fancy. If you belong to the tone of the people who don't want to settle for a very noticeable wedding band, you can opt for another crowd favorite: wedding rings with the matte finish. This kind of wedding ring is a hit to those people who want to have a low-key wedding ring, not loud, but still beautiful and charming.

One of the most famous kinds of matte wedding rings is the sandblasted wedding band. A sandblasted wedding band has a finish that is muted. You will notice that they are also even. Among the matte finishes, sandblasting is the most gentle coat for a metal band and the most subtle detail. The great thing about sandblasting is you can always add it on top of a coat or a design, thus allowing you to be versatile with the design that you want for your wedding ring. It also shouts sophistication and elegance; matte finishes often do that to jewelry pieces.

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2. MATTE WEDDING RING FINISH

Although the sheen and shine of a ring appeal to many, they don't fit everyone's fancy. If you belong to those ones who don't want to settle for a very noticeable wedding band, you can opt for another crowd favorite: wedding rings with the matte finish. This kind of wedding ring is a hit to those people who just want to have a low-key wedding ring, not loud, but still beautiful and charming.

One of the most famous kinds of matte wedding rings is the sandblasted wedding band. A sandblasted wedding band has a finish that is muted. You will notice that they are also even. Among the matte finishes, sandblasting is the most gentle coat for a metal band and the most subtle detail. The great thing about sandblasting is you can always add it on top of a coat or a design, thus allowing you to be versatile with the design that you want for your wedding ring. It also shouts sophistication and elegance; matte finishes often do that to jewelry pieces.

Although Sandblasted wedding rings are the most sophisticated and versatile looking, they are also prone to losing their matte factor. Since sandblasting is very gentle and is only applied onto the metal's surface, it can lose its matte quality with years of use. If you want to retain your wedding band's matte look, you can always have it sandblasted once again to a jeweler, ideally every year.

If the Sandblasted design for a wedding ring does not tickle your wedding fashion, there is another type of matted wedding ring. This kind of design is called "brushed matte rings." Unlike the sandblasted wedding ring, this does not give out the image of sands but rather a touch that looks like a brush has swept on it. This kind of ring looks like there's a brush pattern on it. This ring is a perfect cross between polished and matte.wedding rings.

Also, compared to sandblasted wedding bands, the brush matte effect lasts longer. The maintenance for it also does not demand too much expense. If you find your jewelry losing its matte effect, you can bring back its beauty using a scotch brite pad at home. Beauty without the high maintenance! It's worth the purchase, for! This ring is ideal for the groom who wants to maintain the cool look.

Another kind of matte wedding ring is called the "stippled wedding ring." What is this, is it different from the other rings? A stippled wedding ring's design is considered more aggressive than the first two. If you observe the ring closely, you will observe that its look resembles a stone. The design offers a rustic, unique look to the ring. Another advantage of having this is its durability. Among the three, stippled wedding rings are the ones that can hold the matte effect for a long time. Since it resembles a stone's surface, any scratch to it will look like it's part of the design. If you want your ring to have a special touch up, you indeed can with the help of a jeweler.

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3. HAMMERED RING FINISH

If the shiny, polished wedding rings offer class and regality, and matte rings offer sophistication, a ring offers another kind of vibe: rustic. Rustic themed weddings are a big hit nowadays, and if you and your bride have a thing for this popular wedding theme, you better take a look at wedding rings with hammered finish. Intriguing name, isn't it? What exactly is a hammered wedding ring? Hammered wedding rings are created using a special kind of hammer to create depth in the jewelry. This makes the ring look organic and primitive, a unique beauty. The finished look of the rings ultimately depends on the jeweler's hammer choice. Thus, rings with hammered finish can yield different looks based on their jewelry designer's taste.

There are two kinds of hammered rings: the classic hammered ring and the vertical hammered ring. The classic hammered ring is the more common one between the two. The design of this ring depicts overlapping dimples because of a round-faced hammer used on it. On the other hand, the vertical hammered ring leaves a reminiscent pattern of a tree bark because what was used on it was a flat-faced hammer. Maintenance-wise, you won't have a hard time keeping this clean and presentable because scratches and rough edges will look like part of its design.

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4. CARVED TEXTURES

Last but not least, we have a wedding ring finish that is slowly getting the attention of many couples everywhere. This ring design is called the wedding ring with carved textures. These rings can come up with many designs, and the options for it are limitless. Creating this kind of ring is easy since there are loads of tools that can be used. When it comes to ring maintenance, know that rings with carved textures are cared for based on their style. Although this is a durable style, it still pays to visit your jeweler once in a while.

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Now choosing your wedding ring has become much easier. If you consider these styles, you will surely find a perfect ring for you and your other half. Make sure that your ring of choice will suit you and your partner. Remember, rings are not created equal, so make sure you get the best of them all. For great looking rings of high quality, check out IceCarats.com's collections! You will be amazed. Don't sit there waiting. Keep sparkling, darling.

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