Materials we use at ORRO
Many times rarer than gold, platinum's rarity makes it the most exclusive and precious of metals. It is estimated that if all the platinum in the world were poured into one Olympic swimming pool it would barely cover your ankles - gold would fill three pools.
Because of its density a piece of jewellery made of platinum weighs a third more than the same piece in 18 carat gold. Pt is its chemical symbol, the alloy most frequently crafted into jewellery is Pt950 (this means that by weight 950 parts per 1000 are platinum).
Platinum's purity means it is hypoallergenic, therefore ideal for sensitive skin.
Stronger and more durable than other precious metals, platinum holds precious stones securely, its white lustre make it the superlative setting for diamonds, as it brings out the fire of the gem perfectly.
Like all precious metals platinum will scratch, however, the scratch on a platinum piece is merely a displacement of the metal and uniquely, none of it's volume is lost. So even though wearing it every day may leave an impression on the surface, it remains what it was - a symbol for all things eternal.