Platinum Rings – Crème de la crème!
Platinum rings are very beautiful. Platinum is the most exclusive metal for producing jewellery. It is an element classified as a transition metal (elements of the middle part of the periodic table) of the periodic table. It is also known as a precious metal, and it is very rare. Platinum is a very ductile metal, which is why it is used to make super-hard wedding rings and engagement rings. However, like most noble metals, platinum is so soft that it must be alloyed, (mixed) with another metal – usually ruthenium, iridium or cobalt. Platinum is one of the heaviest metals used to make jewellery. It weighs more than gold, which is the reason it has a more exclusive feel. Platinum rings have an amazing white color, and are incredibly durable. If you are looking for a truly unique ring, something extraordinary, you should choose a platinum ring. The price may be higher than other rings but they last without doubt a lifetime. Platinum is also completely allergy free.
Different alloys of platinum rings on the market:
950 Platinum / Iridium sold in many stores, but it is not considered to be of the highest quality. In fact, the mixture of metals is a bit too soft, so they are scratched or dented easily.
950 Platinum / Ruthenium is a durable quality of platinum that is almost completely scratch resistant. With this mixture you can get a beautiful mirroring finish.
Platinum 950 / Cobalt considered to be the best platinum alloy and amongst the highest quality of wedding rings. This type of mixture is strong and durable and can be produced in a number of shapes and patterns. It has an extremely bright and shiny finish.
Cobalt alloys can cause allergic reactions for some people but reactions Platinum 950 / Cobalt is quite rare, mainly due to the low density of Cobalt.