Is one finish better than another?
Finishes on rings are just surface treatments, but will change with wear. Superficial scuff marks can be made by hard leather, wood and plastic (such as purses, briefcases, dishes, steering wheels). A textured band will not show scuff marks as quickly as a wide smooth band will. Often a polished ring will not show scuff marks as quickly as a band with a matte finish. Finishes can be re-applied, but some metal is removed every time you have a finish applied.