There are a variety of surface finishes, these finishes can dramatically change the appearance of the piece.

Here is an axample of the same ring with diffirent finishes.

The rings below are in a "Sandblasted" finish.

The following shows how a combination of finishes can be incorporated.

Below examples of "Satin" finish

There are different advantages and disadvantages to the various finishes. For example, a gents wedding band would typically pick up a lot of surface scratches that would be very obious on a highly policed surface but not on a satin finsh.

The gents band below was made in a highly polished finish and later changed to a satin brushed finish.