brushed fin·ish | ˈbrəsht ˈfi-nish
A texturing technique used on metals, where a series of tiny parallel lines are scratched onto the surface with a wire brush of polishing tool
Metal jewelry pieces can have many different finishes applied to them. One popular finish, especially in modern times, is the brushed finish. With this common jewelry technique, metal pieces of jewelry, such as men’s wedding bands, bracelets, or necklaces, are textured with a series of tiny parallel lines that are carefully and skillfully scratched onto the jewelry piece’s surface. To perform this technique, artisans use a tiny wire brush or polishing tool to create a series of scratches. The end result is that the piece of jewelry has a textured look and finish to it, rather than a shiny or smooth surface. When it comes to choosing wedding bands, many modern men who use their hands frequently in work, such as skilled tradesmen, select a tungsten band with a brushed finish. This is because the brushed finish helps to disguise any scratches that the ring may suffer as it is worn over time.