Fancy Pants Florentine Bur

Do you see that nice satiny sheen on the gold bezel of this new ring (I'm calling it the Hatshepsut, after a female Pharaoh)? That is created by what I call a fancy pants florentine bur:

This nifty little tool has tiny little teeth that gently abrade the surface of the metal to create a lovely surface texture. I think it's my new favorite. I had been in love with the texture from the gray/white 3m radial bristle brush, but I'm a fickle lover. I've now tossed that off in favor of a newer, shinier partner!

This morning was very nice, sunny and typical California. I decided that I wanted to try something new in my product photo's so I took the ring above out to the backyard for a photo shoot.

I'm not the world's best photographer, so I'm still unsure about these. I used them in the Etsy listing anyway, but I'm not sure if they are too distracting or not. I'm used to taking the pictures in my normal spot, on my walnut desk, and I feel like I've got that down pretty well. But outdoors presents some lighting problems. But it was worth a shot.