Thursday, February 11, 2021

Platinum Jewelry

Platinum Jewelry  

Platinum is known as the “King of Metals” and rightfully so. It is a heavy metal and is almost twice in weight compared to gold and also has the properties of silver, which makes it very ductile. Not only is it very malleable, but  is equally strong and durable. Platinum is the most precious metal used in jewelry and when combined with small quantities of ruthenium and iridium provide stronger alloys with up to 95% purity. The platinum family has six metals comprising of: platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium and ruthenium. Diamonds jewelry when set in platinum provide a beautiful ensemble as the whiteness of the metal brings out the natural brilliance of the diamond. It is fast catching on as a raging trend in India owing to its various qualities and sheer finishing. Because of its purity, platinum jewelry is termed as hypo allergic as it suits people suffering from allergies or sensitivity to metals.

Platinum is originally said to have been discovered from alluvial deposits at the end of Rio Pinto in Columbia. The name ‘platinum’ stems from the name given to the metal by the Spaniards who termed it ‘Platina del Pinto’ as it resembled silver. Platinum is more popularly used in jewelry in the West since centuries by royalty. In fact, a lot of timeless platinum designs have been crafted by eminent jewelers like Tiffany, Cartier and Faberge. The most famous diamonds in the world – Kohinoor, and Hope are also set in platinum.

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