Techniques for popular finishing touches
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.