Platinum is a popular metal among wedding ring designers because of its many fascinating qualities. It is a symbol of prestige and endurance and its durability makes it a perfect setting for a sparkly diamond or a vivid gemstone.
While it is a more expensive option than other metals commonly used by jewelers, platinum is still a popular choice for wedding rings in San Diego with jewelers and customers alike.
Platinum is a rare and valuable element, mined at about one-tenth the rate of gold, and ranks as the 72nd most abundant element in our planet’s crust. It is one of the purest types of metal and if a jewelry piece is stamped with PLT, PLAT or PLATINUM then it is 95% pure platinum. On the other hand, 18k gold rings consist of 75% pure gold and 15% alloy.
Platinum is also much more durable than gold, will not blend easily, and are denser than their gold counterparts. Although they can get scratched, platinum rings are easily polished back to their original state without losing any weight in platinum due to their density.
As we previously mentioned, the natural white color of platinum is a perfect backdrop for diamonds and other gemstones, since it has reflective properties. The best part is that its color will stay pristine for a long time without any maintenance. People often choose white gold as a more affordable but equally attractive alternative. But what most don’t immediately realize is that the rhodium coating used to give a white gold ring its chromatic shine has to be applied again every so often, or the metal will reveal its less reflective undertones. In turn, platinum requires less maintenance for its reflective white color.
The feature that makes platinum most valuable is its timelessness. Imagine a ring that can be passed down for many generations without losing any of its original appeal. Platinum rings are exactly that! Platinum is considered a high-quality metal and if crafted by a skilled designer this ring will turn heads for decades to come.
Furthermore, unlike white gold, the ring will not lose any of its color and its shine can easily be restored by a jeweler. Some people even choose to leave the material dull as the contrast adds to the gemstone’s brightness. This style of platinum is also known as patina. Finally, platinum rings are perfect for people suffering from allergies as it is hypoallergenic and contains no nickel.
Choose from the Finest Wedding Rings in San Diego!
A platinum ring’s price tag is what convinces most San Diego residents to opt in for gold. But consider all of the features we touched upon and you may realize that platinum is well worth it. A wedding ring represents a symbol of your eternal bond. Therefore, the ring should last as long as your love for that special someone!
Leo Hamel’s offers a wide variety of platinum ring designs for you to choose from. Be sure to visit our luxurious San Diego jewelry store and find the most unique and wonderful wedding rings in San Diego and beyond.