Finishing is a personal design decision!  You don’t have to settle for one finish and can mix up a variety of surface treatments.  Matte and mirror finishes can be mixed.  Brushed and hammered, patina and mirror – It all depends on your design. The three basic processes of polishing are lapping the piece to reduce the effects of sharp edges, polishing to remove traces of sanding or filing, and buffing in order to bring the metal to a high shine if desired. During the buffing processes, we also offer to augment your piece to a mirror, satin, brushed, or textured finishes. A high shine finish reflects light that catches the eye. A satin finish diffuses light of the piece, creating for a matte effect. The brushed/textured finishes display visible line marks on the finalized piece, diffusing light in a similar way to the matte finish.