What is an Antique Finish?
Oxidation of sterling silver provides the metal with an antique look that is popular in jewelry and home décor. This tarnishing adds subtle or drastic color changes, depending on the oxidation process and the metal. It also brings out highlights or details of fine features on the jewelry or metal surface. Many jewelers use the process of oxidizing metals to give antique finishes to silver, copper, and other metallic pieces.