Platinum is often regarded as the best choice for an engagement ring. It is the most precious and expensive metal. Platinum is harder than other materials used for engagement rings, making it both hardwearing an beautiful. It is also a great choice for people with sensitive skin as it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than many other metals.
If you plan to buy a platinum engagement ring, you have two options – You can buy off the shelf, or have a ring custom designed. A platinum ring, if cared for correctly can be a lifelong investment. The price you spend should reflect that investment.
Whether purchasing off-the-shelf or buying a bespoke design, it’s always safer for the you to involve your bride-to-be in the process (unless you’re extremely confident).
You have to keep in mind that the cuts for diamonds may not be the same for platinum. Make sure that you purchase from a reputed and leading manufacturer of platinum rings to ensure its quality.
Here are some of the designs that currently available:
- Beveled edge platinum rings
- Diamond platinum rings
- Designer bands in varying sizes (4mm, 6mm, and 8mm)
- Step-down platinum rings
- Two-tone platinum/gold rings
When it comes to quality jewelry, platinum is an ideal choice. The white luster of the rings is very attractive and it can last forever with proper care. Before you purchase an engagement ring, you can inquire about the platinum material. Most jewelers will not use 100% platinum and will usually combine it with ruthenium. However, if you prefer the genuine platinum, you should be willing to pay the price.
Unlike other precious metals, platinum will not wear away or change in shape. Even if you scratch it, it will only be displaced but the precious metal is not lost. There is no question as to why platinum rings are very expensive. In today’s modern world, women also love platinum rings and not just diamond rings. This is an expensive investment, so be extra cautious especially if you plan to purchase the ring online.
Hello I’m Jim Lazenby. Last year I graduated with a degree in jewellery design. I’m current working on a collection of wedding rings. I really love the work of designers like Andrew Geoghegan and Harriet Kelsall.