Platinum is a rarer precious metal than gold thus slightly more expensive, it is naturally white in colour making it a great choice for diamond jewellery designs.
Platinum has grown to be extremely popular due to its natural white colour and high purity. Jewellery made from Platinum is usually Hallmarked 950 which means it is 95% pure, it is a harder metal than gold naturally so does not require more alloys to strengthen it.
Due to this high purity Platinum is considered to be hypoallergenic so suitable for those who may have had reactions to jewellery in the past. Platinum is naturally white in colour so there is no need for plating, it will not alter in colour over time. It is a very rare metal which is found only in select locations around the world therefore is more expensive than other precious jewellery metals.
Caring for Platinum
To care for your Platinum jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.
To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.