Silver is often coated on a base metal, such as copper, brass, white metal and nickel, to give it a silvery white, smooth and shiny finish. Silver plated jewelry often radiates purity and simplicity.
Brushed is a process of using quartz sand to polish a chosen metal (gold, stainless steel, etc.) under high pressure. This finish is an effective method for removing surface imperfections. In addition, it gives a pattern of fine lines parallel to the brushing direction that creates a distinctive look for jewelry.