Metal

Choosing a Metal

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Once you have chosen the perfect diamond, you will want to consider how it can be best displayed.

If you choose platinum for you engagement ring, you should make sure it has "900plat" (or "950 Plat") stamp; this means that the metal is 90% (or 95%) pure.

  • The precious metal you choose for the setting will impact the price, the look and even the feel of the ring. While different metals can be found in other types of jewelry, most engagement rings are made of either platinum, gold or palladium.

24 carat gold (24k) is 100% pure gold - it is not alloyed with any other metals.18k gold is 75% pure. 14k gold is 58.3% pure. and 10k gold (the lowest legal amount)is 41.7% pure.


Purity

  • The high purity level of platinum (90-95%) not only makes it very valuable, but also makes it hypoallergenic - an ideal choice for anyone with sensitive skin.
  • Its remarkable density makes platinum one of the most durable metals in the world.

Color

  • Platinum is known for its radiant, naturally white luster.
  • The enduring qualities of platinum mean that its luster never tarnishes or fades.

Price

  • Because of its rarity, purity and desirability, platinum is a more expensive metal than gold or palladium.
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