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Platinum is a dense, precious, gray-white transition metal used for engagement rings and wedding bands.

Platinum despite being more durable and stronger, it is a softer metal than 14k gold.  This means it will get scratched a little easier than 14k gold would.

The good thing is that re-polishing your ring will help restore the ring to near its original look for both platinum and gold.

Interesting Facts About Platinum

  • Platinum is an extremely rare metal,It is sometimes mistaken for silver.
  • The name is derived from the Spanish term platina, which is literally translated into “little silver”.
  • Many of the worlds most precious gemstone have  Platinum settings.
  • Platinum is hypo-allergenic. This is the reason why Platinum has so many medical and dental applications and a large factor in it’s popularity as jewelry.


History of Platinum

Platinum mined are among the least abundant of the Earth’s elements.

As shown by burial goods dating back 2000 years, people worked with Platinum on the Pacific coast of South America.

Julius Scaliger,  an Italian scholar in 1557 wrote of a metal from Spanish Central America that could not be made to melt and was no doubt platinum.

By the 1750s, platinum was being reported and discussed throughout Europe.