Resource Center > Why Platinum is an Expensive and Valuable Metal of Choice for Jewelry?

Why Platinum is an Expensive and Valuable Metal of Choice for Jewelry?

March 19, 2020

Attractive Gem Colors for Flower Engagement Rings

Floral engagement rings are very famous among modern brides. This is because just about any colored gemstone could make a...

March 26, 2020 Read More

A Look at the Legacy Diamond

Many different gemstones exist which have managed to capture the attention and awe of millions of people around the world.

March 24, 2020 Read More

A Guide to Gray Diamond Rings and Their Prices

Being a neutral color, a gray diamond ring is considered elegant, chic, and sophisticated. Being a comparatively rare diamond...

March 24, 2020 Read More

Platinum rings are expensive than most of the other precious metal counterparts found in the market. It is a known fact that, unlike gold, more of pure platinum is used to make jewelry. In fact, to be even sold as platinum jewelry, it has to be 95 percent pure.




Platinum was the precious metal of choice especially for fine jewelry until the twentieth century’s earlier part. During the World War period, it was specifically reserved for military use only, a reaffirmation of how durable the metal is. Back then, gold took over as the popular option for a few years in platinum’s absence, only for it to come back into the jewelry market too and take back the lead position.

The metal has a soft, silvery hue. It is an extremely dense and a naturally white metal, which is rarer than gold and heavier than 14k gold. It does not oxidize or tarnish, although platinum engagement rings can be scratched and become dull due to wear, which will then necessitate re-coating or polishing as per the requirement.

Please upgrade your browser to access
We built RockHer on the latest technologies. That means works best with the following browsers. Please upgrade to one of these browsers for the best experience.