To say platinum wedding rings are popular today is an understatement. Platinum is everywhere; on the fingers of the rich and famous, in jewelry advertisements, and in bridal magazines. And more and more, platinum is finding its way onto the ring fingers of brides throughout the country.
Why is platinum so popular? For one thing, platinum is beautiful. Its rich, silver-white color is amazingly shiny and stunningly beautiful. Platinum is a wonderful complement for diamonds; high-quality gems are further enhanced by platinum's brilliance and luster.
What is platinum? Platinum is a rare precious metal that is sure to withstand the test of time. Platinum is heavier than gold and much stronger. You will never have to worry about your ring wearing down because platinum is so durable and damage-resistant. Any scratches will be superficial; a jeweler can easily polish them away. Basically, a platinum engagement ring will be as beautiful in 50 years as it is today.
One thing to pay attention to when purchasing a platinum engagement ring is its purity. Platinum rings should be at least 95% pure platinum; some jewelers today may try to sell off a ring as "pure platinum" when in it contains only 70 or 75% platinum.
So, are there any drawbacks in purchasing a platinum engagement ring? Probably the biggest drawback (and maybe the only one) is price. Platinum rings are expensive. You will probably pay at least twice as much for a platinum ring as opposed to a gold ring with an equal-quality diamond. Remember, however, that the steep price is buying a gorgeous ring that will be forever enduring and symbolic of your love and marriage. Its luster will not fade as the years go by, and unlike white gold engagement rings, it will not need to be re-plated to remain beautiful. Platinum settings are the strongest available and will ensure that your brilliant diamond will be protected.
A platinum ring is the perfect choice for a woman who desires an elegant look. Platinum is refined and classy. Women who often wear silver or white gold accessories will relish the fact that their engagement rings fit in so well with the pieces they already own. Some women may feel that gold rings are flashy; these women will appreciate the tasteful look of platinum.
Platinum jewelry has long been popular with royalty. Even the Hope Diamond is safely secured by platinum. Up until World War II, platinum was often used to create engagement and wedding rings. During the war, platinum was considered a metal necessary for the war-effort, and using it for jewelry was not allowed. It has just been in recent years that its popularity has become so apparent again.
If you want to have the very best, purchase a platinum engagement ring. This gorgeous backdrop for your diamond will please you every time you admire it. While not everyone may be able to afford platinum, those who can will not be disappointed.