What are hammered wedding rings?
Hammered wedding rings provide a rustic feel, patterned with a beaten effect. Another name for the hammered finish is ‘Planished’. This name describes the process of lightly hammering the surface of metal. Planishing creates a faceted mosaic effect.
Matte hammered wedding rings
A matte hammered wedding ring offers a more subtle design popular with men. Buyers can choose between the matte brushed satin effect to mirror-polished, or matte with a machined edge.
Over the last 12 months, many of our clients requested planished rings. With our growing showroom collection, many shoppers book to view wedding rings in our showroom. During an appointment, clients try on most ring styles. In addition, we offer guidance on precious metals and accurately check finger sizes.
Some buyers living further away ask to borrow ring samples through our sample loan service.
The matte finish appeals to buyers looking for a modern wedding ring style. The hammered pattern differs from traditional plain wedding ring styles.
How do we create a planished rings?
To begin with, we select the Osborne medium weight wedding ring. Clients choose their preferred width and metal choice.
Next, we machine the hammered effect through precision engineering before completing each ring with a choice of finish. Our third ring style gives a shiny edge to the ring. We machine the edge around each side of the hammered surface. Our machined process creates precision crafted planished rings.
Ethical hammered wedding rings
Our ethical wedding rings are made from Fairtrade Gold. Fairtrade Gold is mined by Artisanal miners working in certified Fairtrade mines. Alternative choices include recycled 950 Platinum and Palladium. Today, Platinum remains a popular choice owing to the higher cost of Gold.
Do women wear hammered wedding rings?
Women wear planished wedding rings. Typically, brides select a narrower wedding ring to wear with an engagement ring. We recommend going no narrower than 2.5mm for the planished wedding ring pattern.
A comparison of hammered finish wedding rings
Watch our short video below to compare our three new planished wedding rings. All feature the hammered pattern but completed with a mirror polish over the hammered effect, or frosted, or finally, frosted with a machine cut edge.