WHAT IS PLATINUM?

Platinum is a naturally white precious heavy metal that is malleable, dense, and perfect for jewelry making. All jewelry grade metals are mixed or alloyed with other metals to maximize durability and platinum is mixed with white metals like palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, or osmium to retain its silvery color.

What You Should Know About Platinum

Rich and sleek, platinum is one of the rarest metals on earth and has been used since ancient times. Because of its strength and durability, platinum has been used to set many of the world’s most famous diamonds. Whiter and crisper than white gold, it creates a uniform look with white stones like diamonds and moissanite. With cool stones or warm stones, there is a heightened color contrast and it allows design details in the metal to really pop.

BROWSE PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RINGS

See some of the rings we’ve designed using platinum to get inspired.

PLATINUM PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Never tarnishes or corrodes
  • Crisper and whiter than white gold

Cons

  • Heavier than other metals
  • Less budget-friendly than other metals
  • Not suitable for those that are rough on their hands

WHO IS PLATINUM RIGHT FOR?

Platinum is a great choice for those that want a sophisticated, true white metal. It’s also one of the very few hypoallergenic metals and engagement ring options for those with metal sensitivity. Because platinum is so dense, it is not a good choice for people who work with their hands or are rough on their jewelry.

Additional Resources

Ethical Engagement Ring Metals

How to make sure your engagement ring is earth-friendly.

Metal Sensitivity and Hypoallergenic Rings

Have sensitive skin? You may have a metal sensitivity.

Engagement Rings for Active Lifestyles

Tough on your hands? These are the best ring choices for you.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we will give you a quick call beforehand to make sure we can help you.