Platinum Wedding Bands
Our platinum bands are 95% pure platinum with 5% ruthenium added for hardness
and strength. The symbol for this purity of platinum is: PT950, 950PT, 950PLAT,
PLAT or PLATINUM.
The platinum bands in our
Series are all die-struck, which means they are initially stamped
out of solid blocks of platinum, then machine cut to shape, width and thickness.
This process is far superior to any casting method that some rings are made
from. Casted rings can be more brittle, and are also more prone to contain
small air bubbles in the metal called porosity. Rings with porosity have
small holes in the metal and will not polish as cleanly as die struck rings.
View additional platinum information from the Platinum Guild International
Platinum vs. Other Metals
What is the difference between platinum and white gold?
Platinum is a naturally white metal that will never lose its brilliant lustre.
White gold is an alloy created using yellow gold. White gold looks similar
to platinum, but it usually needs to be re-plated over time to maintain
its white color, adding additional expense.
How do I know that a piece of jewelry is made of platinum?
All platinum jewelry is hallmarked. There are a number of symbols or marks
that have to be displayed on a piece of jewelry to indicate that it is high
purity platinum. Some examples of the platinum marks to look for are:
95% Purity - PLATINUM or PLAT, PT950, 950PT, or 950PLAT
Less than 95% - PT900, 900PT, 900PLAT, or PT850
How can I distinguish platinum from other white metals?
Platinum is denser than gold, so an identical ring made in platinum rather
than 14kt gold would be around 60% heavier and 40% heavier than a ring made
in 18kt gold.
Why is platinum more expensive than gold?
Platinumís rarity means that its price is invariably higher than that of
gold. The process of making a piece of platinum jewelry also requires
a higher level of craftsmanship.
- Platinum is pure, naturally white and is kind to the skin.
- Platinum is a naturally white metal so it will not cast any of its own
color into a diamond.
- Usually 95% pure (by comparison 18 karat gold is 75% pure), platinum never
fades or tarnishes but keeps its natural white color for a lifetime.
- As platinum is so pure, it is naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for those
with sensitive skin.
- Platinum is eternal, with everlasting radiance and durability.
- Platinumís unequalled durability and resistance to wear makes it the most
secure and protective metal, which means your jewelry will be protected
for a lifetime of wear.
- Platinum does not change shape or wear away so precious stones are held
firmly and securely.
- The density of platinum makes it more durable than other jewelry metals.
- Platinum is rare, a treasure coveted by influential individuals for centuries.
- Found in very few places around the world, platinum is 30 times more rare
- Platinum jewelry is exclusive, a statement of individuality, and desired
by those in the know.