The Big Finish

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By John Shanahan

Precious metals are beautiful on their own, from the rich glow of yellow gold to the dense white of platinum—and everything in between. Take that as a starting point and add the kind of patterning and textural elements that come with applying a finishing treatment, and that beauty goes to a whole other level. Whether it’s the tonal matte of a satin finish or the eye-catching colors of a patina, properly finished metals take on a layer of true personality.