Andrew Nyce Designs offers two surface finishes for Damascus Stainless Steel rings: matte and polished. A Black Oxide (BO) coating is an optional surface treatment.
The surface finish you choose will dictate the amount of contrast between the etched surface of the Damascus band.
Matte Surface Finish
A matte surface finish has a dull luster that is neither shiny nor reflective.
Polished Surface Finish
A polish surface is highly reflective of its surroundings. Light and shadows are reflected by the surface, changing the mood of the ring much more than a matte surface.