One of the most popular ring metal options is platinum, but nearly everyone has different reasons for buying platinum engagement rings. Since so many Adiamor customers choose platinum rings, we put together this handy list of 10 reasons to buy platinum rings.
1. Platinum is Pure
At Adiamor, we only use the highest grade of metals which is why our platinum is 95% pure. The other 5% is made of of iridium, palladium, ruthenium and other alloys.
2. Platinum is Rare
While gold is a popular ring metal option due to its rarity, platinum is actually thirty times rarer than gold. Every year, over 2,700 tons of gold is turned into jewelry while less than 90 tons of platinum are mined for jewelry.
3. Platinum’s Color Lasts A Lifetime
Platinum is a particularly popular choice for engagement rings because its color does not fade. With a lifetime of memories ahead, it’s smart to choose a ring metal that will last.
4. Platinum Patina
Although the color of platinum will never fade, platinum engagement rings do develop a surface appearance known as “patina.” For many people, this unique characteristic makes platinum rings an even more personal choice because no platinum ring will develop the same patina over time. However, for those who wish for a perfect appearance at all times, platinum can be buffed to have the original luster restored.
5. Platinum Is Non-Corrosive
While platinum does develop a natural patina desired by many, it will not corrode or tarnish. This means the ring metal will last a lifetime.
6. Platinum is Durable
Speaking of lasting a lifetime, platinum is also an exceptionally durable metal. Because of this, it is extremely rare that a platinum engagement ring will need additional reinforcement. The strength of platinum makes it perfect for ring prongs, which is why its so desirable in diamond engagement rings. This brings us to our next point: the overall strength of platinum.
7. Platinum Strength Settings
One of the reasons many people choose platinum over gold is the additional strength of platinum settings. While gold is a soft metal, platinum is more more resistant to breaking. This makes it the perfect choice for an engagement setting because it will help secure the diamond center stone. However, even though platinum has additional strength because of its resistance to corrosion, it is not completely unbreakable. It’s simply more durable.
8. Platinum is Hypoallergenic
Since some people have allergic reactions to precious metals, platinum is often the solution. The purity of platinum rings means that the wearer does not have to worry about having a sensitivity to the metal. Platinum’s natural properties make it the perfect hypoallergenic option.
9. Platinum’s Heft
Did you know that platinum weighs over 40% more than gold? In fact, platinum outweighs 14k gold by 60%! The additional heft of platinum makes it feel extra special. Also, the extra weight is preferred by many men for their wedding bands, too.
10. Platinum’s Love
Finally, platinum is the perfect choice for engagement rings because it will last forever. Since marriage is a lifetime commitment, then the perfect ring to symbolize everlasting love is certainly made of platinum!
Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year, which makes it the perfect time to propose. If you are planning a Valentine’s proposal, there are many details to get exactly right. From choosing the right diamond shape to picking the best ring metal, it can be overwhelming. However, picking the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to be rocket science. Learning about the different ring metals can help you decide on the right one. Overall, there are four primary engagement ring metals: yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. Today, we’ll cover rose gold and platinum engagement rings.
Rose Gold Engagement Rings
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of ways to be romantic. While proposing with a diamond ring itself is a great way to show your love, there is one ring metal that is considered the most romantic: rose gold. Rose gold rings have a pinkish color which makes many people think of romance and love. Although rose gold engagement rings are as popular as ever, there is perhaps no better time to propose with a rose gold ring than Valentine’s Day. If you want to take the romance theme even further, you could ask her to marry you with a heart shaped diamond.
Platinum Engagement Rings
Although rose gold rings might be considered the most romantic, platinum rings are the ultimate in luxury. Platinum is an extremely desirable ring metal because it is one of the most rare and precious elements found on Earth. Additionally, platinum engagement rings are heavier than their gold counterparts. This helps platinum rings feel even more luxurious than they look. Additionally, many women love the way platinum rings compliment diamonds. The combination of a platinum ring’s silver shine with a fiery diamond’s sparkle creates a remarkable look.
Check back tomorrow for second installment of Picking The Right Ring Metal For A Valentine’s Proposal!
Whether its the excitement of Christmas or the joy of family’s gathering, the holiday season is a popular proposal time. In fact, more and more couples are getting engaged during Christmas than ever. If you are planning a 2017 holiday proposal, there are some things you should do to be prepared. Hopefully, you’ve already figured out your budget and done your diamond homework. If not, definitely start there. Before finally decided on the perfect ring, do you know which ring metal suits her? Keep reading the blog to learn more about the best ring metals for proposing this Christmas.
Rose Gold Rings For The Romantics
In addition to being one of the hottest trends in jewelry, rose gold is also very romantic. Many people refer to it as romantic gold because of the pinkish coloring. Although rose gold is often used in vintage inspired engagement rings, modern halo settings also look gorgeous in rose gold. Copper is used in an alloy with pure gold to create this romantic ring metal, and it’s the perfect choice for a passionate proposal. Additionally, rose gold rings are flattering to nearly every skin tone, and they really pop with the glow of a diamond.
The Classic Yellow Gold Solitaire
If your bride to be is more of a traditionalist, then nothing beats a classic yellow gold solitaire. These engagement rings are iconic for good reason because they have been popular since engagement rings became popular. In addition to the stunning yellow gold color, solitaire rings prominently feature the center diamond. When selecting the right ring metal for your holiday proposal, consider yellow gold for a classic look, especially if you are going to pair it with a large round diamond in the center.
Platinum’s Modern Elegance
While still not quite as popular as rose gold, platinum’s rise in recent years is remarkable. Widely known as one of the most rare precious metals, platinum has plenty of luxurious features. The shiny luster of platinum does not need the same rhodium plating as white gold. This means that platinum will forever retain its white shine without requiring additional maintenance. Finally, a major benefit for many fans of platinum is the weight of the ring. This provides another sense of luxury, which makes platinum engagement rings the best choice for an elegant holiday proposal.
Engagement rings are typically made out of precious metals such as gold or platinum. Historically, precious metals like gold and silver were valued as currency. In modern economies, though, gold and silver are more prominently considered investments than valuable for coinage. One reason for this is precious metals are malleable, which makes them great for jewelry. For some reason, many people believe that platinum is somehow indestructible. Although platinum is indeed a durable metal, it is not unbreakable. In fact, platinum rings can be damaged just as easily as gold rings.
Platinum Is Pure, Not Invincible
One of the reasons platinum is so highly prized is because it is one of the most rare metals on Earth. Additionally, platinum rings have a shiny luster that is similar to silver. In fact, the name platinum is derived from the Spanish word “platina” which means “little silver.” While platinum is highly resistive to corrosion, it is not invincible. Somehow, the misconception that platinum will not bend started as an urban legend. Whether it is because platinum is so rare or because of its industrial uses in for everything from laboratory equipment to catalytic converters, many people believe it cannot bend. While it is very durable, platinum is equally malleable as gold. Although most gold used to create jewelry is an alloy, platinum is more than 90% pure. Perhaps this is one reason people believe it to be indestructible.
Despite The Weight, Platinum Rings Can Break
Another reason many people believe platinum to be unbreakable is its weight. The heft of a platinum engagement ring or wedding band is often considered to be a positive trait. In fact, platinum rings weighs about twice as much as their gold counterparts. It is not the case, despite popular belief, that heavier platinum rings are actually stronger. Platinum rings can bend just as easily as gold rings, so it is important to care for your diamond ring regardless of the type of ring metal. Just because platinum rings do not require the rhodium plating necessary to keep white gold shiny does not mean it cannot break.
Learn More About Platinum
Platinum rings are durable, premium jewelry made from one of the rarest elements available. Their heft provides durability, but they are not unbreakable. Platinum engagement rings must be handled carefully, like all fine jewelry. For more information on platinum, visit the Adiamor Metal Education guide today!
In recent years, platinum ring bands have skyrocketed in popularity. One reason so many people love platinum rings is their durability. However, platinum rings are also aesthetically pleasing, too. Their glossy, silvery shine makes the especially attractive when paired with diamonds. The shininess of platinum rings helps elevate the fire and brilliance of a diamond. However, platinum is also more expensive than traditional gold bands. Additionally, platinum rings are much heavier than their gold counterparts. If you are considering platinum ring bands for either an engagement ring or wedding bands, keep reading our guide to learn everything you need to know about platinum.
Platinum Ring Bands
While the majority of wedding rings and engagement rings are made from gold, platinum’s popularity continues to rise. As the most rare precious metal on earth, platinum’s market value is significantly higher than gold. Therefore, platinum bands will cost more than traditional gold rings. Platinum engagement rings also have an incredible amount of sparkle. The high polish of platinum rings makes diamonds look especially fiery. However, platinum bands also have an increase in durability that also justifies their price. Because of their strength, platinum bands are less likely to be damaged or have gemstones that come loose over time.
Platinum Ring Care
Caring for a platinum ring is similar to caring for any other fine jewelry. While platinum is incredibly strong, there is still the chance that the ring may become damaged. Platinum rings should be cleaned with a simple jewelry cleaner; high grade cleaners should only be used by professionals. Like other wedding bands or engagement rings, a platinum ring should be professionally inspected and cleaned by a jeweler every six to twelve months. Additionally, when the ring is not being worn, it should be safely stored in a jewelry box, preferably one lined with a soft fabric. Finally, even though platinum is very strong, be sure to regularly inspect the prongs of your platinum ring to ensure nothing is loose. If you do have an issue with your ring, contact a jeweler as soon as is convenient.
To learn more about ring metals, visit the Adiamor Metal Education page today!
When choosing an engagement ring, it is important to select the right metal. This is doubly important when designing a unique engagement ring. Not only do you want to match her style, you also have to consider how her tastes will evolve. For many brides to be, the best choice in engagement ring metals is platinum. While yellow gold is traditional and rose gold continues to be popular, platinum rings have many benefits. Not sure if platinum engagement rings are right for you? Take a look at these five things to know before buying a platinum engagement ring!
- Platinum is a “noble metal”. This means that it is very pure, typically about 95% pure platinum when used for the creation of jewelry. Additionally, platinum’s other noble qualities include being hypoallergenic. This means people who are allergic to gold or silver have the perfect option in for ring settings.
- Platinum is one of the rarest metals on earth. In fact, platinum is even more rare than diamonds! Currently, it is actively mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Colombia, South Africa and Canada.
- In addition to being extremely rare, platinum is also extremely durable. Unlike gold, which can thin out over the years, platinum engagement rings will not lose volume from scratches or polishing. Because of platinum’s hardness, it is therefore ideal for jewelry use such as engagement rings and wedding bands.
- As a naturally white metal, platinum has a silver color that is reminiscent of white gold or highly polished sterling silver. The name “platinum” comes from the Spanish word platina, which translates to mean “little silver”. The color makes platinum a versatile jewelry choice that works well with any style.
- As a noble metal, platinum is one of the least reactive metals available to jewelers. Because of this, platinum will not corrode nor is it susceptible to heat damage. This makes platinum a terrific choice for an engagement ring or wedding bands as it can withstand daily wear.
While other wedding trends come and go, platinum has been a jewelry staple since the 17th century. With its combination of beauty, durability, and scarcity, platinum engagement rings are the perfect choice for your beloved. Browse the Adiamor selection of platinum rings today, or take a look at our Engagement Ring Metals guide today to learn more before deciding.