Brushed Wedding Rings – Matt Satin & Brushed Finish Wedding Rings

Brush satin finished wedding ring 8mm with machined edge

A Buyer’s Guide to Brushed Matte and Satin Finish Wedding Rings

Matte finish wedding rings provide a satin diffused sheen in contrast to the mirror polished the shiny look of traditional wedding rings. This popular finish costs very little to apply and is available across our full collection of regular and customised wedding ring designs.

Satin wedding rings on the hand

Our photograph below shows a 5mm wide Osborne wedding ring design with optional Matte finish worn on the hand. Sam chose 950 Palladium for his ring for its whiteness and lightness.

Brushed Satin 5mm wedding ring on the handSam wears a 5mm Palladium Osborne wedding ring design wedding ring with a Matte finish. Photograph Holly Cade 2018. 

Custom Satin finished wedding rings with engravings

When it comes to customizing a matte finish wedding ring with engravings, we generally recommend applying them within the ring. Engravings work beautifully on a mirrored surface with a plain brushed finish outer surface. View more examples and get inspiration from our engraved wedding rings page. Our popular heartbeat wedding ring Matte finished on the outside

Our popular heartbeat wedding ring shown here with Matte finish. 

A brushed or Matte finish adds a soft subtle sheen to a wedding ring. This popular ring finish costs very little and gives a contemporary feel to rings. This is especially true combined with mirror-polished edges.

 

A simple brushed finish men's wedding ring with a flat court profile and polished side wall.
The Culver wedding ring can be created as a brushed finish men’s wedding ring having a flat court profile and polished side wall and inner surface.

What are brushed finish wedding rings?

Brushed wedding rings are wedding rings finished with a wire brushed texture. This alternative finish contrasts with the standard mirror polished wedding ring finish.

You might hear alternative descriptions for the brushed effect. Words such as matt (sometimes alt. matte) and satin are terms sometimes used. Using a spinning brush, the outer surface of the ring is textured to produce an even effect.

A brushed finish, satin wedding ring applied to a flat court profile band with additional cut pattern.

Showing a geometric concave patterned wedding ring completed with a brushed effect.

Pro’s and Con’s of a brushed matte finish wedding ring

The brushed matte finish is very popular. It gives an understated appearance and light is diffused by the sheen, contrasting with mirror polished edges.

Due to the even, consistent finish, the first marks, and scratches will be more apparent until the wear begins to even out. Satin finish wedding rings eventually polish naturally with wear. Mirror polished wedding rings gradually wear to a less shiny finish in the opposite way. Both finishes can be re-applied or reversed at any time at a relatively small cost.

Brushed-Wedding-Rings

A pair of 6mm flat court profile wedding rings (see RWD004) with customised brushed finish, one featuring offset double line pattern.

Are brushed wedding rings popular?

The brushed finish remains very popular. Grooms often choose this finish since it has a more subtle effect, not so shiny as the mirror finish. The effect produces a more tactile surface. A combination of both mirrored and satin finished can also be applied to wedding rings.

Brushed Yellow Gold Wedding Ring
Showing a close-up view of the matte surface of a brushed yellow gold wedding ring, with D shaped profile

How much does a matte finish cost?

For our default plain wedding ring styles, a matte finish can be selected, costing around £10.00 for the additional work to create an even texture. We offer further customisation through engraving which can also be selected on the product pages of our website.

Brushed finish rose gold wedding ring with handwritten engraving

18ct Rose Gold wedding ring 8mm wide with a brushed finish. The ring style is a heavy court wedding ring, with customised handwritten laser engraving to inner surface (clients handwriting)

Bi-colour wedding rings with a Matt finish

Two colour wedding rings suit a matte finish. Greater definition occurs through reduced reflection across a matte finished wedding band. The following example of a two colour matte wedding ring was crafted in 18ct Gold. This design is available within our patterned wedding ring styles.

Men's Rose and White Gold Matte Finished Wedding Ring

Which metals are best for satin finishing wedding rings?

All precious metals can be brushed brush satin finished. Softer metals are recommended against, such as Silver. Don’t worry if you change your mind, we can re-apply or reverse the finish from mirrored to satin and vice versa. We recommend a matte finish to the outside of the ring, leaving the inside polished for greater contrast.

For a heavier texture, we recently introduced the frosted texture which has risen in popularity since it was introduced.

9ct Rose Gold Brushed Finish Wedding Ring

9 Carat Gold, brushed effect D shaped wedding ring

Heavier textures for a rougher matte finish

Showing the frost textured wedding ring 

This new finish can be applied with polished edges, or contact us with an alternative preference and we can create your ring a fully customised design frosted with a heavier texture as shown below.

Frost patterned wedding ring

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.