Platinum Wedding Rings

Written by Serena Berger
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Platinum wedding rings are growing in popularity very quickly. There are a number of reasons for this, some of which are immediately evident, while others are more symbolic. Platinum is a rare and precious white metal (which, in metal lingo, means silvery in appearance) with a stunning pale luster. It is versatile enough for any design, and is suitable to use as a setting for any precious gemstone.

The Beauty of Platinum Wedding Rings

When you make jewelry from gold (yellow, white, or rose), it has to be mixed with other metals because gold is too soft to make a durable piece on its own. Platinum, however, can be used in a form that is almost entirely pure. Because of its value and rarity, this is symbolic for many people, who want to have only the best and purest of anything that represents their lasting union.

Platinum is also denser than many of the other metals used to make jewelry. If you like to feel the substantial weight of a ring on your finger, platinum is certainly the right choice for you. While titanium is similarly costly, has a similar color, and is also growing in popularity, it is much lighter than platinum; weight may be the ultimate determining factor if you're deciding between platinum and titanium wedding bands.

Some jewelers specialize entirely in platinum or platinum and diamonds. Others specialize in wedding bands, and will offer numerous platinum options among the pieces in their collections. While you can anticipate that a platinum ring will cost about twice as much as the same style in white gold, you can still find wedding bands that are reasonably affordable; of course if money is no object, then the sky's the limit for stunning and innovative platinum designs.

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