Jewelry Metal Finishes

At Robinson's Jewelers, we celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship found in every piece of jewelry. Our curated collection showcases a diverse range of finishes, each chosen to enhance the beauty and individuality of the design. From the reflective brilliance of a polished surface to the textured appeal of a brushed or hammered finish, we offer styles from renowned brands as well as our exclusive in-house creations. Explore our selection and discover the intricate details that make each piece uniquely yours.


Most Popular Metal Finishes for Jewelry:

  • Polished Finish: Often used for engagement rings, necklaces, and other fine jewelry, this finish provides a mirror-like, highly reflective appearance that emphasizes the sparkle of gemstones.
  • Brushed Finish: This finish offers a soft, textured appearance that's less reflective than a polished finish. It's popular for contemporary designs and can provide a more understated look.
  • Satin Finish: Similar to a brushed finish but with a softer sheen, this finish is often used for wedding bands and adds a touch of elegance without being overly shiny.
  • Matte Finish: Providing a non-reflective, modern appearance, matte finishes are used for jewelry that seeks to emphasize form over shine.
  • Hammered Finish: Creating a rugged, artisanal texture, hammered finishes are popular in handcrafted jewelry and can add a unique, organic feel to a piece.
  • Diamond Cut Finish: This intricate finish creates facets that reflect light like a diamond, adding extra sparkle to metal surfaces. It's often used in gold chains and bracelets.
  • Plated Finish: Gold or rhodium plating is often applied to base metals to enhance appearance, add color, or increase durability. Gold-plated or rhodium-plated finishes are common in both fine and fashion jewelry.
  • Oxidized Finish: By darkening the metal, an oxidized finish can give an antique or vintage appearance, often used in detailed or thematic pieces.

More Jewelry Finishes:

  • Anodized Finish: Often applied to aluminum jewelry, this electrochemical process adds vibrant colors to the metal's surface. It's popular in contemporary or artistic pieces where color plays a significant role, and it also enhances corrosion resistance.
  • Bead Blasted Finish: This finish creates a uniform matte texture by blasting the metal surface with glass beads. It can be used to add a subtle, understated texture to jewelry pieces, giving a modern and industrial appearance.
  • Blackened or Gunmetal Finish: Offering a dark, almost black appearance, this finish is often used to create a sleek, modern, or edgy look. It's popular in men's jewelry and can add depth and contrast to intricate designs.
  • Chrome Finish: Although more common in industrial applications, a chrome finish can be used in jewelry to provide a bright, highly reflective surface. It adds a futuristic and polished appearance, often used in modern or avant-garde designs.
  • Electropolished Finish: This electrochemical process smoothens the metal surface, reducing roughness. It's used in jewelry to create a clean, refined appearance, enhancing both aesthetics and wear comfort.
  • Enamel Finish: Enameling involves applying a smooth, glossy, colored coating to the metal surface and then baking it. This finish allows for vibrant colors and intricate designs, popular in artistic and statement jewelry pieces.
  • Galvanized Finish: Although not commonly used in fine jewelry, galvanizing (coating with zinc) can be found in some fashion or costume jewelry to protect against rusting, particularly with steel or iron components.
  • Powder Coated Finish: By applying a free-flowing, dry powder to create a thick, durable finish, this technique offers various colors and textures. It's used in fashion jewelry to add color and protect the metal, especially in bold and contemporary designs.
  • Sandpaper Finish: This finish, achieved by abrading the metal with sandpaper or other abrasive materials, creates a matte texture. It can add an earthy, natural feel to jewelry or provide a contrast to polished elements.