Platinum Wedding Bands that exude strength and masculinity
The platinum wedding band is a gorgeous alternative to gold. Take a look at our modern ring styles that exude refinement and masculinity. They range from the the lower end of the scale with cheap wedding bands to custom made bespoke treasures, plus wedding bands Men’s Style recommended in their fall issue.
If you are on the hunt of a wedding band, you would have looked closely at white gold wedding bands and other types that are common on the market. If your man is someone with a unique vibe all of his own, someone who walks to the beat of his own drum, then a platinum wedding band is perfect for him.
Our platinum wedding bands are exceedingly elegant and can range from the ornate, diamond studded and bespoke treasures to minimal, modern and sleek wedding bands for the refined gentleman. The choice is yours, take a look at our price guide.
Not only are we specialised in platinum wedding bands, but if there are other types that take your fancy we can recommend equally magnificent white gold wedding bands, silver wedding bands and much more.
What if I want a cheap wedding band?
Are you slightly worried about money? Quite a common concern right now. And with this in mind, we can design a bespoke, gorgeous ring for you that will fit right within your budget, whatever this is. Come and talk to us and be amazed! Our platinum wedding rings can be tailored to your lifestyle and budget with ease. Treat your partner to the most amazing and dazzling gift when you say I do.
A Timeless Choice for Rings: Platinum
If you’re trying to weigh up whether platinum is right for your partner, consider this: platinum is the most durable precious metals on earth. It is hypo-allergenic, resistant to scratches, wear and tear. It is one of the most strongest and heaviest metals in the world weighing in at 60% heavier than carat gold. It is a rare metal, found mostly within parts of the earth’s crust. It is therefore the ideal jewellery to be given to a man who works with his hands, a rock-solid man who prides himself on his success in the world. Platinum is a true symbol of masculinity and strength. Due to it’s tough and hardy nature, it could also be a timeless heirloom in the family passed down through the generations. Platinum by nature is very lustrous and shiny, it is therefore the perfect material to make platinum wedding bands. The shimmering surface is suitable to all types of precious stones including diamond. A diamond is forever, however if it’s encased in the secure and tough setting of a platinum wedding ring, then it’s like an insurance policy for years to come.
The pure, strong and rare nature of platinum means that it’s an excellent choice for a man unlike any other, when choosing a wedding band, consider platinum and diamond, a marriage made heaven.
Helpful Jewellery Information About Platinum
The world’s most precious metal for its beauty and value, platinum has always been the ultimate expression of celebrations of all kinds: from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays, holidays and other special occasions.
One of the rarest precious metals on earth, platinum is found in only a few locations in the world.
Platinum has a rich and noble history. It was first used by the ancient Egyptians about three thousand years ago. Eight hundred years later, the South American Incas worked with platinum. The first platinum jewellery in Europe appeared around the year 1780, at the court of Louis XVI of France.
It may surprise you that, although platinum has been around for centuries, it has only been used to fashion jewellery for less than two centuries. It is both an ancient and a young metal.
Why platinum? Platinum is among the finest, purest and rarest precious metals on earth, and has an understated elegance that appeals to both men and women.
Platinum is strong. Platinum, one of the strongest and most enduring metals in the world, is also one of the heaviest: it weighs 60% more than karat gold. It is ideal for jewellery worn every day because it exhibits little material loss, even after prolonged wear.
Platinum is pure. In the U.S., platinum jewellery generally contains 90% or 95% pure platinum. By comparison, 18 karat gold is 75% pure gold and 14 karat gold is 58% pure gold. Platinum is hypoallergenic and resists tarnish.
Platinum is rare. To produce a single ounce of platinum, a total of 10 tons of ore must be mined. In comparison, only three tons of ore are required to produce one ounce of gold. Rarity lends platinum its cachet.
Platinum is lustrous. Platinum’s rich white luster perfectly complements diamonds and other precious gems. Its neutral colour enhances a stone’s brilliance and depth.
Platinum is fashionable. Platinum jewellery appeals to many people today because of its subtle beauty and elegant understatement. Many platinum jewellery designs are accented with 18 karat gold, creating a sophisticated, versatile and fashionable look.
Platinum jewellery Many jewellery designers and manufacturers feel that platinum is best suited for both diamond and coloured stone jewellery because of its strength and durability. Platinum prongs show little wear, and thus offer precious stones greater protection.
Platinum is also one of the most enduring jewellery metals. That’s why the world’s most famous diamonds, like the Hope, Jonker Diamond Number One, and the Koh-i-Noor, are all secured by platinum settings. Faberg, the famed nineteenth century Russian jeweller, prized platinum, as did Louis Cartier of Paris and many of the great jewellers throughout history.
Choosing a stone is only part of the jewellery-buying process. The setting is just as important, and platinum jewellery offers unusual strength and durability. Fine platinum jewellery endures. Classic design outlives the whims of fashion and retains its character forever.
Platinum & weddings… the perfect marriage As platinum’s pure white luster, strength and durability are recognised and admired. Bridal couples worldwide are rediscovering platinum as the metal of choice for bridal jewellery.
A diamond and its setting should be forever. Because platinum is superior to other metals in strength and durability, it offers a diamond greater protection. The breathtaking radiance of a diamond fused with the timeless elegance of platinum creates a rare and enduring symbol of lifelong love.
Buying platinum jewellery whether you are choosing a ring, pin, bracelet, necklace or bridal jewellery, new and sophisticated designs have created a wide range of platinum jewelry. Many current platinum designs feature 18-karat gold accents. This combination of metals enhances the unique qualities of each.
In the U.S., platinum jewellery usually contains 90% or 95% pure platinum. If a piece of platinum jewellery is marked “iridplat,” then it generally contains 90% platinum and 10% iridium, a platinum group metal. If it is marked “plat,” then it is at least 95% platinum and another platinum group metal, most likely ruthenium.
Owning a piece of platinum jewellery is a distinct pleasure. You can feel and see the difference; platinum is heavier and denser than other metals and it has an elegant, rich white luster. Buying platinum jewellery is a wise investment. Platinum is one of the rarest, purest and most enduring metals available.
An experienced jeweller can assist you in selecting platinum jewellery that will bring pleasure to you and the recipient for years to come.
Your questions about platinum jewellery
Why is platinum’s purity important to me? Platinum is hypoallergenic, resists tarnish, is one of the strongest precious metals in the world and is extremely durable.
Is platinum the same as white gold? No, it is quite different. During World War II, the U.S. government prohibited platinum’s use in all non-military applications, including jewellery. Because of strong consumer preference for platinum’s pure white luster, white gold was substituted in platinum’s absence. To create white gold, yellow gold is alloyed with nickel and zinc (and small amounts of copper and silver), thereby achieving a white metal look. Platinum has purity, strength, rarity, durability, and a natural rich, white colour.
How should I care for and clean my platinum jewellery? Platinum jewellery should be cleaned the same way you clean other fine jewellery. Use a good pre-packaged jewellery cleaner available from your local jeweller or have it professionally cleaned by your jeweller. As with all precious jewellery, store with care, not allowing pieces to touch or scratch each other.
Will platinum scratch? Signs of wear, including scratches, will inevitably appear in all precious metals, even with platinum. Due to platinum’s amazing durability and strength, however, there is little or no material loss when it is scratched.
Is platinum fashionable? How will it coordinate with my gold jewellery? Yes, platinum is fashionable! It is very fashionable to wear platinum jewellery with your other fine gold jewellery. Platinum jewellery often contains karat gold design accents, just as karat gold jewellery is sometimes accented with platinum. Platinum’s white colour beautifully contrasts with yellow gold and adds versatility to your existing jewellery wardrobe.
Is platinum a good value? Yes! Platinum is an excellent value because of its inherent qualities: its purity, its strength, its durability and its rarity. When you purchase platinum jewellery, you are buying jewellery that is almost 100% pure. In the U.S., platinum jewellery is generally 90% or 95% pure platinum, with 5% or 10% alloy of a platinum group metal. By comparison,18 karat gold is 75% pure gold and 14 karat gold is 58% pure gold.
No other precious metal is as pure or bears all the qualities of platinum. Worn over a lifetime and passed on to future generations, platinum is the jewellery metal of choice.