Gold: Popular Finishes

Gold: Popular Finishes

John Cordova (Vice President of Human Resources, Robbins Bros.) gives expert video advice on: What is an 'applique' finished gold ring?; What is an 'embossed' finished gold ring?; What is an 'enameled' finished gold ring? and more...

What is an 'applique' finished gold ring?

An appliqué finished gold ring is a ring in which they've taken two separate pieces of gold metal and fused them, or welded them, together to create a design on that ring.

What is an 'embossed' finished gold ring?

An embossed finished gold ring is a ring that has a design on it, a based relief like design that is made into the ring. It is very beautiful, and is used quite often in the manufacturing of engagement rings and wedding bands.

What is an 'enameled' finished gold ring?

An 'enamelled' finished gold ring is a ring where enamel is used to create a design and inset.

What is an 'engraved' finished gold ring?

An engraved finish gold ring is when a ring is actually etched, or engraved. Some sort of design is put into the ring, and it's indented in the ring through the engraving process.

What is an 'hammered' finished gold ring?

A hammered finished gold ring is a ring in which they have taken and actually through percussion created small indentations throughout the ring. In an inconsistent manner to give it a glimmer, and a flow when you are moving the ring around under a light source.

What is an 'milgrained' finished gold ring?

Milgrained finishes is something that looks like small beading along the edges of the ring, and it's a continuous process. Some folks refer to it as a rope look, but the milgrained look is a very attractive look for a man's ring, for example.

What is a 'satin' finished gold ring?

A ‘satin' finish gold ring is a ring that has a soft, almost matte like appearance, if you imagine satin fabric and the shimmery feel that it has. That's the way a ‘satin” finished gold ring looks like.

The most popular finish for gold rings today is really a high-polish finish. Although you have many, many choices from which to choose, whether it be embossed or milgrain or engraved, you really see today most customers asking for the high-polish finish, because it's a great accent to whatever diamonds are set in that ring.