The perfect pick: Platinum wedding bands

The perfect pick: Platinum wedding bands

Platinum is one of the most popular metals for fine jewellery, and it’s easy to see why. It is sturdy and lustrous, and complements many skin tones. This precious silvery-white metal is becoming increasingly popular among modern couples for engagement rings and wedding bands.

We have jewellery designer Louis Cartier to thank for the rise in this metal for fine jewellery . Toward the end of the 19th century, Cartier innovated the use of platinum and it soon became popular among Frnech royalty before becoming widely available in the 20th century.

Deciding on the metal for your engagement ring comes down to more than just its appearance. You also need to consider maintenance,  your lifestyle and its affordability. Here are some factors to consider before settling on platinum:


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It’s more expensive

Due to its beautiful appearance and durability, platinum is on the higher price end. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive precious metals on the market. It is slightly more expensive than white gold.

It’s low maintenance

In comparison to the other metals, platinum is very low-maintenance. Although it is more expensive, in the end, is a better investment than going with a white gold ring as white gold will need to be re-plated to maintain its colour since it has been alloyed with other materials to achieve its white appearance.

It’s hypoallergenic

Platinum is hypoallergenic, meaning those with a nickel allergy can comfortably wear it. It is also corrosion resistant and does not tarnish, making it much more long-lasting than other rings.

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