I have a ring I was told is made of 'white gold' that has a glossy, mirror-like finish that is a problem for two reasons: 1) it easily scratches and 2) I'd prefer the ring to be less flashy/visually loud.
What material is recommended to abrade the outside of the ring to change it from more glossy to more matte? A fine-grit sandpaper, perhaps? Would that have any effects on the surface, like making it feel rough (hopefully not)? Also, if this goes wrong could it be polished again? Thanks for any advice.
The 585 in the hallmark appears to mean 14-carat gold, a measure of purity. I don't know what the "Ωλ 85" means, but one website suggests it represents the manufacturer. The ring is from Greece.
The second characteristic ‒which is not mandatory for Greece‒ reflects the identity of the manufacturer, in the form of letters, symbols or numbers. This is a special feature, which is at the manufacturer's discretion whether to engrave it on the jewelry or not.