There are many ways to describe a piece of jewelry, from its style to its type and function, to even the materials used. But one thing that’s often overlooked is the finish applied to the surface of the piece. Is it smooth? Does it feel grainy, hammered, or textured to the touch? This simple detail is actually one of the most significant design attributes of any piece of jewelry.
Some of us prefer pieces that reflect the light with a high polished finish, while others prefer a subtle, soft surface that captures the essence of a design in a more quiet and intimate way. There are no right or wrong choices; it’s merely a matter of personal preference and one’s mood of the moment.
We are often asked about the finishes of our pieces. This post will explain what makes each finish different.
Our polished pieces in 22 and 24 karat gold have a lustrous high shine finish. The polished finish is the most popular of all — probably because of its modern appeal and reflective, mirror-like quality. We wear polished gold when we want to indulge in strong, eye-catching style. This luminous finish is applied to each piece by hand using a rotating wheel made from felt and soft muslin that smooths our gold jewelry to its signature luster.
A captivating and classic finish, matte gold gives off a warm, rich glow in 22 and 24 karat gold. It has the appearance of softness due to its light-diffusing properties. Our matte finish is achieved by sandblasting each piece with tiny granules of sand. We love matte gold for its luxe, regal quality and its very delicate texture.
Like the matte finish, brushed satin finishes diffuse light, resulting in a warm luster. Satin finish differs from matte finish in touch. Matte finishes have a bit more texture than satin, which is achieved by using a rotating wire brush. Our smooth 22 and 24 karat satin finished gold is highly flattering on all skin tones and equally elegant for women and men alike.
This dramatic texture is absolutely stunning in 22 and 24 karat gold. A rounded ball-peen hammer is used to create this distinct finish. The organic indentations of hammered gold create contrast between areas of dark and light, resulting in a bold finish that rivals our high polish shine. Because our craftsmen render this technique by hand, each piece has its own unique surface.