Platinum wedding rings – the alternative to gold
Platinum is one of the most precious metals on the planet. It was inevitable then, that once man had learned to manipulate this rare metal that it would become as highly prized as gold for making jewellery. Platinum wedding rings are the natural alternative to gold, offering you an equally precious memento of your special day.
Platinum wedding rings are perfect for those who prefer something a little more modern or want a ring that symbolises the union between two people and has as much meaning as gold. Platinum is a very pure metal, meaning that platinum wedding rings never lose that special lustre and sheen. The metal develops its own patina, making every ring unique. And because it’s a relatively soft metal, any scratches or marks in your platinum wedding rings can be easily polished out.
The warmth of platinum is unlike silver. It has a depth and quality to it that matches gold, yet doesn’t have the ‘hardness’ of a silver ring. As it is such a rare metal, it also holds its value, making platinum wedding rings an investment that can be passed on through the generations.
Platinum also works well with precious stones, making it an ideal setting to bring out the brilliance of a diamond or the hidden depths of an emerald. Wedding ring design has moved on from the simple, plain band and modern designs incorporate everything from beautifully traced designs that run around the ring through to the use of precious gems. Whereas gold can sometimes overwhelm the more subtle aspects of a design, platinum compliments them, allowing the design or stone to take on a life of its own. Because it softens the light reflected in the stone, platinum allows the true character and individuality of every gem to shine through, giving the ring a more ‘three-dimensional’ feel.
But platinum doesn’t just work well with modern designs – more traditional styles also compliment this precious metal perfectly. So if you’re looking for an alternative to gold, one that will have the same unique qualities and symbolise the precious nature and rarity of a union between two people perfectly, why not consider a platinum wedding ring instead?