Learn about Hammered Finishes

A hammered finish is a very striking (excuse the pun!) finish for your engagement ring. This finish is not suitable for every engagement ring design and if you are thinking about this finish you will need to consider that the effect works best on flat areas of metal. Your designer will be able to come up with an engagement ring design during your design consultation that suits this effect.

To produce this finish, the engagement ring is hammered by hand and the goldsmith will work his way around to produce a random pattern of hammer blows. There is of course no set pattern so each hammer finished engagement ring will have a unique finish. With this in mind it is possible for the goldsmith to provide a different level of hammered finish depending upon what suits the design. Again, your designer will be able to discuss this in more detail with you during your design consultation.

This choice of finish is a durable finish because the hammer blows produce quite a marked effect on the surface of the engagement ring and this level of indentation is not going to wear off in a short time.

It is possible to combine a hammered finish with a satinised finish to produce quite a masculine look. A polished finish is also very successful combined with a hammered finish.

An unusual choice for an engagement ring but will produce a very dramatic effect and different sized hammer blows can give a very different effect.

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