Crafted Coin Rings

The Many Finishes of a Coin Ring

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Finishes

Patina is an oxidation of process that certain metals go through when exposed to oxygen.  Silver and copper are common examples of metals that will oxidize.  There is a natural oxidization that silver goes through which is commonly called tarnishing.  Then there is an accelerated chemical oxidation process that turns the silver black.  

Patina on a ring shows up as a black or "aged" looking effect.

Special Note: Gold and Platinum coin rings do not oxidize or tarnish.

Polished

When creating a coin ring, a firescaling (discolored or burning look) will form on the ring.  If you firescale the ring a lot, it will appear black.  But the firescale will eventually where off and can reveal a rainbow or other discoloration in the silver below.  I clean all my coin rings to a polished state to ensure no discoloration is present.

A polished silver coin ring is easy to maintain.  Washing your hands with diswashing detergent on a regular basis is normally enough to keep a silver coin ring polished.  If you leave your coin ring to sit for a long period of time, you can use silver cleaning methods to restore the polish to your coin ring.

A polished silver coin ring will shine and for those who love the look of silver, it is a great finish for your coin ring that is easy to maintain.

Special Note: All of my clad (non precious metal) state quarter coin rings are sold as polished only.

Half Patina

The coin ring is cleaned to a polished state to ensure no discoloration occured because of firescaling.  After applying a patina to the coin ring, I remove most of the patina, except for what is around the detail areas of the ring.  It helps pop these detail areas while still revealing the silver of the ring.

Special Note: Patina will eventually wear off over time.  Washing the coin ring with detergents will accelerate the process.

Full Patina

The coin ring is cleaned to a polished state to ensure no discoloration occured because of firescaling.  I then apply a full patina to the ring and only clean the highlights (detail) of the ring to reveal the silver of the details.  The majority of the ring will appear black or "aged".  I do not apply a full patina on all my silver coin rings as some coins do not accept the patina process at the very high quality levels that I require of all my coin rings.

Special Note: Patina will eventually wear off over time.  Washing the coin ring with detergents will accelerate the process.

Smooth

Another finish I offer is a smooth finish.  After I polish the coin ring, I sand off the outside band to a smooth finish that is very similar to a traditional wedding band.  The inside details of the coin ring is left untouched.  I then finish the smooth surface to a mirror shine.

A smooth finish is an additional cost and can vary depending on the coin ring.