Here is a step by step instruction on how to create a matte finish if you don't like the shiny polished look anymore!
* Be aware that you *cannot* use this method on any gold filled or plated metal (such as gold or silver plated). It will scratch the surface color. *
I polished two sides of a silver wire for this project for a better comparison. In the video below you can see the mirror look on both sides.
the first step is to go to your kitchen and grab a fine scotch bright from the sink ( make sure it's new and clean). Cut a small piece and ...
gently rub it against your jewelry piece in preferably circular motions. Make sure to go around the stone to avoid any scratches on the stone.
For this demo, I'm using scotch bright on only one side of the wire.
Once you get the desired finish, wash your piece with soap and warm water using a soft tooth brush... and you're done.
In the video below you can see the difference between the mirror polish and matte finish look.
Hope you enjoyed this simple instruction.