Platinum Jewellery

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Wedding Ring comes in different style and pattern with different type of metals. It can be gold, platinum, silver etc. it defers from person to person which metal they prefer more. Gold has been one of the precious metals since ancient time, because of its beauty and elegance.

Gold jewellery always forms as the best of ornaments. An Indian marriage is considered incomplete without gold jewellery for the bride, the bridegroom and the other family members. Gold wedding rings or gold pendants are also given as gifts at the time of wedding. Gold is also regarded as a great investment, which is very useful at the hour of need.

A metal that may be new to many people is platinum; however it does have a rich history with its use in decorative pieces dating back to the 7th century and ancient Egypt. The use in jewelry and decor began its rise in Europe in the 18th century however it was not obtainable to those who were not royalty or extremely wealthy. In 1930's during the time of the great depression and WWII platinum became a controlled substance therefore its use in jewelry making was almost unheard of.

It has only been in the last ten years that platinum has made a real resurgence. This metal has gained popularity in recent years among the general population however the price makes it an unrealistic choice for most of us. A platinum rings generally cost double the amount of its white gold counterpart therefore it still viewed by many as a symbol of wealth and status.

Platinum is a white metal that is appreciated for not only its beauty but its strength and long wear ability. This is one of reasons many skilled jewelers especially those making high end items like to use platinum prongs in order to set diamonds and gems in their pieces. It is also a desirable choice because it does not oxidize and is hypoallergenic.

Another characteristic that makes platinum stand out from the competition is that when it does sustain a scratch this will not cause further damage to your ring, where as if a gold ring is scratched the gold will continue to breakdown in that area.

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