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Metal finishes

24 May 2019
Types of metal finshes we offer

All Purely Diamonds engagement rings have a polished/shiny metal finish as standard. We do offer sandblasted and matt/brushed finishes for wedding rings.

Some wedding ring designs will be shown as standard with a particular finish, but we can make your wedding ring with any finish you desire. You can request your metal finish when purchasing your wedding ring, just use the 'Special requirements' section on the product page to request the finish you would like.

Polished metal finish

Polished finish

This is the standard finish for our jewellery and involves polishing the surface of the metal to leave a mirror like finish.

A polished finish is ideal for plain rings and is applied to both the inside and outside of a ring. Please note that 18ct white gold has a final rhodium plating following polishing.

A polished finish will wear naturally over time as it picks up scratches that dull the surface. We offer a polishing service to restore your jewellery to its original condition.


Matte metal finish

Matte finish

There are several grades of matt finish, but the ones we offer are the satin or brushed finish, which both give a matt or dull finish to metal.

The brushed matt finish is created with a fast brush-like effect being applied across the metal in an even and constant way.

We usually suggest a polished inner surface to a ring to give a contrast to the outer matt finish.

Don't expect this finish to last. A matte finish does mark quite easily, as do all finishes, but it can be re-applied to bring it back to its original matt finish.

Sandblasted metal finish

Sandblasted finish

Sandblasting gives a heavily textured finish to a ring.

This finish is achieved, as you would imagine, by sandblasting the surface of the metal to give it a rough appearance.  A sandblasted finish diffuses light in much the same way as a metal nail file and works well when used in tandem with a polished or matte finish to give contrast to a ring.

Don't expect this finish to last. A sandblasted finish does mark easily, as do all finishes, but we are able to re-sandblast it as part of our polishing service.

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