What is patina?

- Oct 05, 2018-

What is patina?

Patina is defined as the change that occurs on the face of an object due to natural aging. In gemstones, minute, invisible scratches combine with time to create a lustrous finish. Due to the beautiful gloss a rich patina introduces to fine jewelry, jewelers do sometimes influence the formation of this coat on metals like sterling silver, gold, and bronze artificially using chemicals.