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Ring Finishes 101: Your Guide To Wedding Band Finishes

Purchasing a wedding ring can be a stressful decision. After all, this is something that you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life! And who knew there would be so many choices: metal, width, fit, seems like the list goes on and on. Well you’re in luck because we are going to break down the top finish options available for your wedding band to ensure you’re picking the right one for you!


We’ll start off with one of the most common and classic finishes of wedding bands: polished. A polished ring has a shiny, reflective surface making it stand out on your finger. Polished rings are very smooth since they are polished with a fast spinning brush to smooth out the surface.

Polished White Gold Men's Wedding Band
Euro-Dome Comfort Fit/Benchmark Rings


A satin finish is for those who are looking for a more subtle piece. Rings with a satin finish have a more matte appearance and aren’t as “bright” as a polished ring. A satin finish is accomplished by brushing the material in one direction which dulls the surface. The satin finish is perfect for the "modern man".

Satin Finished Gold Men's Wedding Rings
The Nobleman/Benchmark Rings

Swirl Brush

Where a satin finished ring is brushed in one direction, a swirl brush finished ring is brushed in all directions. This finish gives the ring a textured appearance and adds an additional design element. Plus, the swirl finish helps hide scratches which can be helpful if you have a more active lifestyle.

Swirl Finished Men's Wedding Bands in Gold
The Aurora/Benchmark Rings

Wire Brush

The wire brush finish is a unique textured finish applied to wedding bands. It creates a fine texture on the surface of the ring. Almost glitter-like, this finish creates a unique shine. Light reflects off it in different ways making it a beautiful addition to your wardrobe.

Wire Brush Finished Men's Wedding Rings
The Major/Benchmark Rings

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