Many of you have asked why platinum is consider the metal of choice for bridal rings. For starters platinum is the rarest and heaviest of the precious metals. All of the Platinum ever mined would fit in the average size living room!!! Platinum is the heaviest of precious metals and weighs almost twice as much as a karat of gold.
Alex Sepkus Platinum and Diamond Wedding Band
Some of the advantages (source Platinum Guild International)
Holds Diamonds Securely: Platinum’s strength and durability makes it the most secure setting for diamonds and precious gemstones. Platinum prongs offer better protection for diamonds, which is why the world’s most significant diamonds, from the Hope Diamond to the 60-Carat Taylor-Burton Diamond, are all set in platinum.
Naturally White Color that Doesn’t Fade or Change: Platinum, a naturally white metal, will never fade or change color. The optimal setting for diamonds is platinum, a naturally white metal that won’t ever reflect color into the diamond. Platinum enhances the brilliance of diamonds and other gemstones.
Durable Enough for Everyday Wear: A platinum engagement ring and wedding band is everlasting, perfect for a lifetime of everyday wear. Platinum’s density makes platinum highly durable, so it doesn’t wear away over time. White gold loses little slivers of metal with every scratch, requiring many rings to be reinforced or reshanked to replace metal that has worn away.
Platinum is hypo-allergenic: This is the reason why Platinum has so many medical and dental applications and a large factor in its popularity as jewelry. Besides being a great option for jewelry, the versatility of this metal also allows for it to be a great option for industrial and environmental purposes too. A few things that depend on
Erica Courtney Platinum and Diamond Ring
Some people believe that platinum is a somewhat newer metal, however, it is legendary. The ancient Egyptians and South American Inca’s thought it was priceless. Louis XVI of France made a proclamation that it was the only medal fit for royalty.
The Spanish considered platinum a nuisance and named it platina, which means small silver. Platinum was the same color as silver, but it resisted melting or forging so the Spanish government banned it.
When World War II began, the U.S. government declared Platinum a strategic metal and its use in non-military applications, including jewelry, was disallowed.
It takes 10 tons of ore and a five-month process to make 1 ounce of platinum.
It is a pure metal and jewelry made of platinum contains anything from 90-95% of the metal.
Once extracted from the earth, process takes up to 2 months, at least, to refine platinum.
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McCaskill & Company is the area’s source for platinum jewelry and bridal jewelry – from platinum rings to platinum necklaces and platinum earrings. Because of the marked advantages of platinum, it is often used by our designers, especially bridal jewelry. Our platinum bridal (engagement rings and wedding bands) jewelry designers include Kwiat, Henri Daussi, Christopher Designs, Erica Courtney, Oscar Heyman, Pamela Froman, Daniel K and Louis Glick. Come by and feel the difference with platinum. We are located between Destin and Sandestin.