Written by Serena Berger
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Platinum is rapidly rising in popularity as a metal used to make fine jewelry. Platinum is a white metal (which means it has a pale color similar to silver or white gold). Unlike gold, which is very soft and must be strengthened with other metals in order to form jewelry, platinum can be used in a form which is approximately 95% pure.

What Are the Benefits of Platinum?

Platinum is extremely long wearing and is very white, so it does not need to be Rhodium plated like white gold. It will remain exactly how it looked when you purchased it. Platinum is also one of the most rare and costly of precious metals used to make jewelry, so giving someone a platinum piece can be seen as a symbol of the high estimation in which you hold them.

Furthermore, platinum is very dense (heavy), so a platinum ring of the same design and size will feel heavier than the comparable gold or white gold ring. Many men, in particular, like the heavier weight of platinum in their jewelry. Women, too, can like the substantial feel, and pale luster of platinum.

Platinum is, however, very expensive. A platinum ring would likely cost twice as much as the same ring in white gold, but would be much heavier. Given its rarity and beauty, it is no surprise platinum is becoming increasingly popular, especially as the material for wedding rings.

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