Yes, choosing the right ring made from the right metal along with a great proposal plan is extremely important, especially if you really love your partner. No matter whether you propose your partner under the stars at night on the beautiful Valentine’s Day or you choose to propose during a romantic Valentine dinner date in your favorite restaurant, the rings and the proposal, both should make your partner say – YES! So, here, we have compiled a comparative list of features of the different precious metals to help you choose rightly.
- Platinum is a naturally white noble metal, that stays white forever, unlike white gold.
- Platinum is much harder & stronger than gold & generally holds diamonds & gemstones more securely than white gold.
- Platinum is about 30 times rarer than gold.
- Generally platinum jewelry is crafted in much higher purity (Pt 950 i.e. 95%) than gold jewelry (22K i.e. 91.6% or 18K i.e. 75%)
- Platinum is more durable than white gold & does not lose metal when scratched, which over decades means, platinum will not lose as much weight as white gold does due to scratching.
- Some people are allergic to white gold as it is a lower purity alloy with substantial quantities of other metals such as nickel, copper, silver etc. Whereas platinum jewelry being generally 95% pure retains the property of Platinum being hypoallergenic.
- Gold is the most popular noble metal used in jewelry making.
- It is relatively soft and deforms easily.
- White gold is an alloy of gold that looks white because of rhodium polish & loses its white color & turns yellowish within a couple of
- Gold loses metal when scratched & generally, gold jewelry loses weight with regular wear.
- Silver is the least popular metal for wedding rings.
- Although silver is naturally white, however, it reacts very easily with air to formed silver oxide which gives it a black-ish color, also called as tarnishing.
- Silver has very low density & strength as compared to platinum & gold.
- It is also the cheapest of the 3 metals, just about 2% of the price!
Generally platinum jewelry is more expensive than gold jewelry. However if the price is not an issue, platinum is generally considered a better metal than gold or silver for wedding bands because of its durability. But finally, the choice is yours!
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