One of the hottest metals for rings is platinum. As a low-key, high-value metal, Platinum is seen on more fingers today than ever before. Platinum is chosen by one out of every four brides for their engagement ring, and as wedding bands for the bride and groom.
Because this bright, silver-white metal known to be solid and secure for gem settings, it is not uncommon for couples to break away from the traditional diamond wedding sets and add other gemstones. Sapphire, pearl, emerald - you name it - they are all being set in Platinum rings today at the consumer's request.
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Platinum is becoming today's subtle luxury as buyers are learning the basics of buying Platinum, and consciously looking for the marking 900Pt (90% Platinum) or 950Pt (95% platinum) to assure its fineness. It has a magical sheen that isn't duplicated by other metals.
But Platinum rings aren't reserved for the bride and groom. This versatile metal creates rings that enhance a variety of styles, whether worn with denim or chiffon. Platinum rings will look great day in, day out, with the precious metal being the fashion focus. These rings won't tarnish or dull over time.
Because a designer has so many options when working with Platinum, popular looks today include heavier rings with engraved or cutout designs that downplay the weight, creating an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind piece.
Another reason more people are choosing Platinum is that it virtually eliminates worries about metal allergies. In its higher-quality uses, Platinum is nearly hypoallergenic. This makes it great for people with metal sensitivities.
If you need someone's ring size, borrow one of their rings that fits on the same finger. You can measure it or have a jeweler size it. Alternately, if you are using a ring sizer, be sure to use it at the end of the day when your hands are not cold to get the most accurate size. When measuring ring size, make sure the sizer easily slides over the knuckle. Feel free to use our Free Ring Sizer to measure yourself or your rings.
Be sure to remove gemstone rings before gardening, swimming, cleaning and applying make up. Keeping gemstones out of the sun when not being worn is recommended. A ring holder is great for storing rings when not in use.