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PLATINUM VS. GOLD
PLATINUM VS. GOLD
The key differences between platinum and gold.
The key differences between platinum and gold.

Engagement rings typically come in two metal types— PLATINUM as well as GOLD (Yellow, Rose, and White). Unless you have a particular look in mind, here’s some information to consider:

Durability

While both metals are relatively durable, Platinum is denser, harder to scratch, enduring, and nearly impossible to break.  Platinum is known to withstand the test of time, allowing pieces to be passed down from one generation to another.

Pricing

While Gold and Platinum prices do fluctuate from month to month, Platinum is slightly more expensive than Gold.  This is due to its rarityPlatinum is 30x more rare than Gold, therefore it is more valuable and will hold its value over time. 

Maintenance

Both Gold and Platinum are easy to maintain, however White Gold will eventually need a rhodium re-finish. Gold by nature is yellow in color, therefore White Gold must be rhodium-plated to create the white color.  Over time, Platinum will develop an attractive patina. Occasional polishing will keep both metals in top shape.

Hypo-Allergenic

Most platinum and white gold alloys are hypoallergenic and should not bother your skin. Our white gold is nickel-release-safe-, it shouldn't pose a problem, but contact our Perfection Stylist if you have questions. 

Note: Hearts On Fire rings are stamped inside the band with "750" for 18K gold and "PT950" for platinum.

Reference: Platinum Guild: All About Platinum

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