Why that platinum engagement ring is worth every ‘$$’


    Unlike white gold, your platinum engagement ring will always remain white and never need that ‘re-coating’ (you still will need polishing to keep a shiny luster though). Even though your platinum ring won’t tarnish, but it will (over the course of time) develop a ‘patina‘ which is a thin layer of film that’s a very chic-antique look.

    What’s The Big Deal About Platinum, Anyway?

    One of the rarest of earth’s metals (platinum is more readily available on moon!), platinum has become the go-to choice for those who want a white-silver look for their engagement ring and can withstand regular wear and tear.

    On the Mohs scale, platinum is rated at a 4 and that makes it harder (read durable over white or yellow gold). To give you some context of Moh’s scale, talc powder comes at 1 while diamond ranks 10 (the hardest). So, if your choice of engagement ring is a style with a high prong setting, then platinum prongs is the way to go. Why? A high-set or a higher profile ring design often catches edges or gets banged against hard surfaces (car doors, wooden surfaces, appliances etc.). A platinum engagement ring can stand these ‘incidents’ and avoid you those panic runs to the local jeweler’s to fix a chipped prong.

    Platinum is a naturally hypoallergenic metal—making it a super smart choice for someone with sensitive skin or an array of allergies. Not to mention the fact that it’s about five times as rare as gold and so it makes perfect sense for a partner who would only want the best on their finger.

    If you are someone who works around chemicals (which includes the frequent hand washing and sanitizing that has become a part of our lives now!), then you can be assured that your platinum engagement ring will not oxidize at any temperature and would be unaffected by most acids/chemicals.

    Platinum has a much higher melting point than most ring metals, so if you ever need to repair, resize or redesign your platinum engagement ring, the repair will be costlier than average 14K/18K metals. A good quality platinum ring’s natural whiteness is really the perfect match to accentuate your lab grown diamond engagement ring. It is therefore no surprise that almost 60% engagement ring customers choose platinum rings over other metals.

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    Brief History of Platinum

    To understand why platinum engagement rings come with their own brand caché, it is important to understand the history of platinum. The use of platinum in fine jewelry rose quickly in the beginning of the 20th century but its discovery is attributed to Spanish conquerors in the 17th century.

    Actually the name ‘platinum’ was given by the Spanish word, platina, meaning little silver. It wasn’t until the latter part of the 19th century that Cartier in France and Tiffany & Co. in New York began to use platinum extensively in fine jewelry. (Source) It was a preferred metal in the wars; not because of its glam value but because of its unmatched durability. It is said that all the platinum ever mined would fit in the average living room. Rightly labelled as rare, Platinum Guild International claims that if all the platinum ever mined were melted and poured into an Olympic-sized pool, the platinum would barely reach your ankles. Gold, however, would fill three pools. 

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    Platinum Engagement Rings Today

    Not only does platinum provides the most secure setting for your lab grown diamond center stones but also reflects their true radiance. The naturally white shine of the metal perfectly complements a diamond’s colorless sparkle instead of casting any color into the center stone.

    LovBe retails highest grade platinum rings with purity level of 950 or 95%. Our platinum engagement rings will just feel distinctly superior when you hold it in your hands. They are denser (compared to 14K/18K rings), higher quality, and absolutely more durable for daily wear. Pro Tip: Store your platinum engagement ring or jewelry separately, not allowing pieces to touch each other because platinum can be scratched (which is not really a bad thing as we have discussed above)

    Choosing a rare metal for engagement ring can be deeply meaningful for couples. Platinum as a choice is rather practical and checks all the boxes for a piece of jewelry that will be with you for a life time.

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