Wedding rings have been a symbol of partnership and enduring romance for generations. Today, the variety of options available can seem endless. Since wedding rings come in a plethora of unique finishes and styles, it is important to understand key terminology when searching for the perfect wedding ring. Whether you are looking for a subtle yet sophisticated wedding ring style or something with more artistry and detail, having a basic understanding of what you are looking for will make the wedding ring purchasing process a breeze. 

Polished Finish- A timeless wedding ring style, a polished finish creates a smooth and shiny ring surface. Available in different sizes and widths, a polished finish wedding ring is a classic style. This style tends to tarnish easily, but a polished tungsten wedding ring is highly scratch-resistant. 

Satin Finish- Smooth to the touch just like a polished finish, a satin finish tends to be less reflective and much more opaque. A satin finish has a luxurious finish, appearing as if the ring is covered in frost. 

Matte Finish- For those who prefer a more understated wedding ring style, a matte finish is one of the most popular wedding band styles. These wedding bands have a smooth yet subtle appearance and are far more opaque than a satin finish. 

Hammered Finish- A hammered finish tends to be a popular choice for men when picking out a wedding ring. A gentle hammering of the band creates a rustic and unique feel. Each style of hammered finish wedding ring is one of a kind depending on the size of the tool used. 

Wire Brushed Finish- A more modern method for designing wedding rings, the wire brush finish creates a textured band. Markings on the band appear as if “brushed on” for a chic and modern appearance for those seeking individuality in their wedding band. 

Sandblasted Finish- A wedding band style that stands out, the sandblasted finish creates a coarse and grainy appearance to the wedding ring. These wedding bands stand out when worn alone, and are perfect for those seeking a textured wedding band. 

Find Your Wedding Ring at Northeastern Fine Jewelry

A long-time favorite of the Greater Capital area, Northeastern Fine Jewelry has been dedicated to providing the top trending styles in wedding rings and designer jewelry for more than forty years. We take pride in offering custom jewelry design and appraisal services along with retailing trending designer jewelry and timepieces. Northeastern Fine Jewelry has locations in Schenectady, Glenn Falls, and Albany, New York, making it a popular destination for customers from the surrounding cities of Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Lake George. For more information about our products and services, call 1-855-795-NEFJ or contact us online.