Gold, Platinum and Silver jewellery can be finished in various ways to different effect. Highly polished is by far the most popular and will give the brightest shine to any piece. A ring with a satin or matte finish will gleam less and is sometimes used to accentuate diamonds; it is also used increasingly in mens' wedding rings. A brushed finish gives a textured appearance of tiny brush marks, whereas a hammered finish will give a beautiful, unusual wavy effect. Discover what a difference the right metal finish can do to an engagement ring.