This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Platinum Guild International USA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
This week, my husband and I are celebrating our anniversary of being together for ten years! We also got engaged 7 years this week! My husband has been talking about getting me a special piece of jewelry to celebrate. When we were together for just a year he bought me a beautiful ring to wear that was replaced when we got engaged. I absolutely loved my engagement and wedding rings, but I have been searching for a new piece of jewelry to get for my right hand – I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it!
I’ve been coming across a lot of pieces of platinum jewelry. For the first time in recent history, the price of gold per ounce has risen higher than the price of platinum. That means platinum rings are even more attainable now!
I’ve got my eye on this pretty piece of precious platinum!
I really like the combination of pearl and platinum! What do you think? I’d love to have this as a right hand ring!
Check out these fun facts on platinum!
– Platinum is a naturally white metal, meaning it will never fade or change color, or need to be dipped or re-plated. In contrast, white gold jewelry needs to be re-dipped about once or twice each year to retain its white color. This means that your platinum ring will look as good as new 50 years from now!
>- Platinum is the densest precious metal (40% denser than 18K gold, and 60% denser than 14 K gold) making it the securest setting for a diamond, ensuring the stone will stay tightly held for a lifetime (Fun Fact: Both the Hope Diamond and the Taylor-Burton diamond are securely set in platinum, all the great jewelry houses like Tiffany and Cartier only use platinum for engagement ring settings).
Platinum is a great choice for a groom also! Platinum loses little metal to scratching or everyday wear; instead the metal is simply displaced on the ring’s surface, causing the ring surface to strengthen through work hardening. This means the band increases its strength and your groom has a ring that will last forever (when gold is scratched, slivers of metal are lost and eventually the ring might need to be re-shanked, and prongs or re-tipped to avoid breakage).
I can’t wait to check out more pieces of platinum jewelry. Do you have any platinum?