Maybe I'm missing the logic in your point, but any color can be enhanced or done the same way, including, but not limited to the "natural".I personally think plating it defeats the idea of the material. I like the look of blackened and blued, but would prefer natural.
Why pay for blue plated pearls, when you could just buy stainless blue balls
Some of you may immediately think... "what about colored MOP?" IMO, when done right, and the integrity/iridescence remains intact, it's still unmistakably MOP. Whereas, you could easily plate a randomly or uniformly textured alloy dial for a lot cheaper than space rock with a similar look.
If they used the meteorite in the raw, natural state it would like a rusty rock kicked around in the dirt. They spend the time processing it for a reason.The way it looks mostly when it came crashing through the planet! You know, it's natural state.
You don't paint a solid gold watch red or any color for that matter.
If you are looking for a gold jewel and are looking to find out more about this precious metal, you may feel a bit lost in any of the colors that gold jewelry can take. Indeed, depending on the composition of the alloy, the gold can be white, pink, green or even black if we consider the modern surface treatments.