Friday, August 27, 2010

Jewelery Metals - Platinum

  • Platinum is normally not used in the full range of jewellery products due to its higher price.
  • Platinum - more precious and enduring than gold.
  • Platinum is a white metal, but unlike gold it is used in jewellery in almost its pure form (approximately 95% pure). Platinum is extremely long wearing and is very white, so it does not need to be rhodium plated like white gold does.
  • Platinum wedding ring Platinum is, however, significantly more expensive than gold. With all other things being the same, a platinum ring will be approximately twice the price of an 18ct white gold ring.
  •  Platinum is extremely dense, and remarkably heavy. Much more so than silver or gold.
  • Platinum wedding ring Platinum is mainly used in ladies engagement rings, ladies wedding rings and men's wedding rings.
  • Platinum has an extremely high melting temperature. In its purest form it melts at 3214 degrees F, almost twice the temperature needed to melt 14 karat gold. 
  • Platinum is a prestige choice and is often chosen for its sophisticated appeal and popularity amongst the rich and famous.
  • Platinum engagement rings are often a popular choice all over the world, more valued than gold.
  • is the hardest of the precious metals, it never tarnishes.
  • Platinum is normally not used in the full range of jewelery products due to its higher price.
  • Its intense luster remains intact over the years, and it is completely hypoallergenic.

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