Platinum Wedding Bands

Published: 16th August 2011
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Purchasing a wedding band is amongst the vital purchases that you can ever make as a wedding band stays forever. It also has to compliment what you wear as well as your lifestyle also as both of them will show a drastic change with the passage of time. A person who goes to the market to buy a wedding ring have a range of metals to make their pick from but in the end the decision has to be made from the two metals including gold as well as platinum.

Platinum is naturally white in color. When fitted with a diamond inside it looks at its best. It is said that the diamonds are best fitted in platinum metal. Choosing to give a woman the platinum wedding band can be far simpler then choosing any gold ring. The best thing about platinum is that it stays as it is and never fades. So no maintenance is required. Thus it is the costliest metal as compared to gold and silver.

Platinum is very soft so it conforms easily to the shape of the stone. This reduces the chance of the stone being damaged while it is being set. Sometimes in harder materials the ring-prongs can scratch the surface of the gem. In that sense, platinum would be a better choice for your ring than gold, as it will reduce the chance for loosely held gems falling out. However, when it comes to jewelry pieces such as earrings, gold would be a better choice since platinum is heavier than gold.

Platinum wedding bands also have emeralds, rubies, or sapphires setting on it. Choose it according to your personality. Also the shape of her hand should be kept in mind and accordingly it should be selected. If she has a broad hand then go in platinum bands with larger size and if she has narrow or petite hands then small and delicate band will look good on her. Take care that it doesn't look too gaudy on her hand.

Platinum is a rare metal and it never tarnishes. Pure gold is too weak for jewelry so it is always alloyed with some other metal to increase its durability. But that's not the case with platinum. It can be mounted into any shape and size and for that reason it is more expensive then gold.

Platinum is a prestigious choice and is often chosen for its sophisticated appeal and popularity among the rich and famous.


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