What is the difference between brushed (matte) and high polish (shiny) finish.
The matte finish we use is a brushed finish. We use a tool that leaves small lines creating a dull finish instead of shiny. It is a beautiful finish. Contrary to popular belief it does not necessarily hide scratches better. I know right?! It sounds like it might. The problem is most scratches come from something metal (like a door knob or a railing) the metal burnishes (otherwise known as polishing) that one spot and leaves a shiny spot on the ring. After a few months of wearing the ring the finish evens out to a pleasant patina. Those first scratches are the hardest!
A high polished finish is one where the metal is polished until it is reflective and shiny. It is the finish you expect to see on classic wedding rings. This finish does scratch too (all precious metals scratch and dent) but you are less apt to notice it because it is already polished. Much like the matte finish the high polish finish gets a beautiful patina from wearing it every day.