Platinum has become one of the most popular metals to be used in engagement rings and wedding rings. Platinum is a naturally white coloured metal, meaning it will not tarnish and lose its brilliance. Platinum is also a very rare metal that is only mined in a few select areas of the world, making it a more expensive metal in comparison to Gold and Palladium.
Platinum will also enhance the colour of a diamond and its natural sparkle.
Platinum is usually hallmarked at ‘950’, meaning it is 95% pure platinum with the remaining 5% usually being palladium, iridium ruthenium and other alloys. Platinum is also a great choice for those who have contact allergies, as the purity of the platinum reduces the likelihood of any irritation during wear.
As with all metals, Platinum can scratch, however with proper care the wear should be minimal and can be polished again to return the metal to its original look.