Brushed finish engagement rings

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My e ring is unplanted brushed white Goldman’s my wedding band is hammered yellow gold. You can see the difference in the textures well here and I love the way they contrast but also think it would look nice with a matching brushed white gold band.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’m also curious about how brushed finish wears over time.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

mjay :  My rings are both brushed (e-ring and wedding band) I love the look, but it does have to be maintained. Every couple of weeks I have to go over it with a jeweler’s sanding sponge (bought a couple on Etsy) If you dont do it, nothing bad happens. The finish (at least in 14ct gold) just looks like a “normal” polished finish.

Here is my wedding band where you can see the original finish (when it was brand new) as well as my engagement ring.  If you want, tomorrow I can polish it up (hasn’t been done in a while) and you can see the before and after. 

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

nightskyforest :  Mine just gets burnished with wear. It doesnt look very noticeable though. Just slowly gets shinier. 

When I go over it with the sponge everything is brushed up again, though not as longlasting as the original brushed finish from the jewelers. I *could* get it re-finished at a jewelers if I wanted I suppose. (it lasted longer) but it just seems like I’d be losing gold with any deeper refinishing (probably not a lot but it would feel like it 😉 ) and the sponge works fine.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

As PPs have said, the matte look kind of just “fades” away if you don’t maintain it, which I don’t. Both my rings are 14K gold and I haven’t really noticed any scratching on either of them but I would think that a scratch would show up more on the shiny hammered band than the brushed one. I’ve had it about a year and while it’s gotten a bit shiner it is still much different looking next to my wedding band. Also I think it’s worth mentioning that I got the wedding band and e ring at the same time because we were engaged with a stand in ring (also brushed texture) and had both rings made by the same jeweler, so they have aged together. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

bubbly2018 :  Oh man I love your e-ring!  What’s the stone measurements, and can you post a side view?  Thanks!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

mjay :  I’ve had the set for a year and I haven’t really noticed much scratching on either really. I’m definitely not gentle with them and while I sometimes take them off for things like the beach or dishes, I usually don’t. The brushed look has definitely become less matte over time but watching it age next to the shiny yellow gold band I haven’t noticed any difference as far as scratching! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

mjay :  my bad I didn’t realize I’d already responded 😂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

lisaeversman :  the stone is right under 2.4 carats but faces up white large for its size at 8.6mm. My ring is a size 6 but it had to be to fit over my knuckle, it’s more like a 5.5-5.75 where the ring sits. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee

I’ve found that the brushed/satin finish has held up pretty well except for the back side of the band. I don’t wear this ring every day; fairly frequently for the past three years, and the finish is still pretty good. It’s hard to show in the photos, but as people have mentioned, the finish just kind of blends in. 

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