Diamond Education | Platinum

Why is platinum so special?

Platinum is the most precious of all jewelry metals. It is valued for its strength, rarity and purity. In fact, the metal must contain at least 90% pure platinum where as gold must contain at least 41% pure gold to still be considered gold.

Platinum is often mistaken for white gold, but the two metals couldn’t be more different. The purity of platinum makes it much stronger than white gold and platinum is already white in color, unlike white gold, which is originally produced from yellow gold and usually plated with rhodium. Since platinum is naturally white, it exudes a brilliant white color that stands out among other white metals.

If you want a ring that you can pass down from generation to generation, choose platinum when creating your custom Sylvie Collection engagement ring. Why? Platinum never tarnishes and is not prone to damage when exposed to heat. It ages beautifully and is naturally hypoallergenic making it the perfect metal for those who are very sensitive to metals. 

Whether you choose a classic solitaire setting or a modern bezel set diamond, platinum is versatile enough to complement a variety of settings. The same applies to whichever diamond shape or cut you choose. Platinum is so lustrous in color that it will accentuate the sparkle and brilliance of any diamond. Because of its durability, platinum is a great choice for engagement rings as a symbol of your everlasting love. It is simple to maintain and platinum prongs will better protect your diamonds or fancy gems.

Keep these facts about platinum in mind when consulting with a trusted Sylvie Collection expert or when creating a custom Sylvie Collection engagement ring:

  • The whiter the metal, the more contrast there will be against a stone with color.
  • Platinum jewelry is very rare—it is 30 times more rare than gold.
  • Platinum is naturally hypoallergenic, making the metal ideal for those with sensitive skin issues.
  • Unlike white gold, platinum is naturally white and does not need replating.