Platinum is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly-unreactive precious metal with the symbol Pt. Naturally white, the rarest of precious metals and the most secure setting for diamonds and precious stones, platinum is the perfect choice for an expression of love that will last a lifetime.
Platinum is naturally white so will not cast any colour into a diamond.
It is usually 95% pure in jewellery so will never fade or tarnish.
Platinum is hypoallergenic, ideal for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
Platinum is 30 times rarer than gold.
It’s an amazing fact that all the gold ever produced would fill three Olympic sized swimming pools. All the platinum ever produced would only cover your ankles in one Olympic sized swimming pool.
Platinum is the most durable and densest of precious metals, while virtually all precious metals scratch, one of the unique qualities of platinum is that when scratched, the metal is merely displaced, never lost. As it is worn over time, platinum’s surface becomes harder and more resistant to wear, developing a soft patina, which represents to the owner the history of a life well lived.
Many of the best jewellery designers have always preferred working with platinum. Its remarkable qualities enable the creation of designs which could not be fashioned from other precious metals.
Platinum is also in demand in other fields, from use in catalytic converters in the automotive industry to pacemakers in healthcare. Its unique properties mean that it can be used in the body without being affected by the oxidising reaction of blood.
There are four standards of platinum available in the UK.
The fineness (or purity) of an item is usually stamped on it as Pt 999, 950, 900 or 850, (i.e. 999 is 99.9% pure, 950 is 95% pure, 900 is 90% and 850 is 85% pure).