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Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and silver engagement rings are the most common selections found on the market. However, in recent years, the demand for other metals has been on a steady incline. Some people need metals that give them more for their money; other people need jewelry made from materials to which they are not allergic. Therefore, the jewelry market is making room for more engagement rings made from different metals. One such addition is the expansion of the platinum engagement ring selection.
Platinum engagement rings are often made or special ordered in place of rings made with other metals. Any style of ring you can think of can be made, or found, with platinum bands, rather than white or yellow gold ones. The necessity for additional metal use in most platinum jewelry affects the price in some cases, but since the metal resists fading and blemishes, it remains one of the most common metals for jewelry on the market.
Since it takes more platinum to create a durable jewelry piece, its value has been undermined until recent years. Now, since the discovery of the fact that platinum can be work by people with severe allergies to other metals, or simply sensitive skin in general, its popularity is on a steady rise.
One of the main reasons people shop for platinum engagement rings and other platinum jewelry is the color. While white gold is almost indistinguishable from platinum when the jewelry is brand new, over time the yellow tint of the gold (which was turned white from its natural gold with special plating and certain alloys) starts to wear through to the surface of the jewelry pieces. Platinum is naturally white, so no such color change occurs. While silver is a white metal, as well, it, too fades, losing its white luster over time. Platinum, again crafted in its original state, suffers much less of the fading.
Another reason for choosing a platinum engagement ring is an allergy to certain metals. Once upon a time, people believed that an allergy to one metal meant an allergy to all metals. However, someone who is allergic to silver may not be allergic to white gold, or an allergic reaction while wearing rose gold may not occur with yellow gold. Platinum, since it’s not mixed with other metals or alloys, is a more pure metal, and is therefore less likely to cause a reaction.
We researched the best platinum engagement rings on the market, and we found these charming beauties. So, when you’re ready to begin your search, check out these options!
Petite bella! With its smooth edge, thin band and petite style, the admirer’s focus rests on the diamond solitaire that graces the center of this beautiful platinum engagement ring.
A platinum lily all her own! The rounded shape of the diamond forms the center lily bulb, while the metal ring setting have the lily petal shape, making for a unique engagement ring that all her friends will envy!
This platinum lovely enlarges the appearance of its single center diamond, making it appear its best and shiniest for your and your beloved!
For the royal at heart, this platinum diamond engagement ring's center diamond sits atop a beautiful crown setting encrusted with small accent diamonds.
The careful arrangement of the prongs on this solitaire ring’s setting create “windows,” through which any light reflects beautifully, giving the diamond a gorgeous, even, illuminating shine throughout its crown.
The band of this platinum diamond solitaire engagement ring has an intertwining metalwork design, just like her hand will be intertwined in yours for the rest of your lives.
For a lady with more intricate taste, the scroll metal work on the band of this engagement ring is eye catching and breath taking. The scrolled loops swirl upward, coming to a rest beneath the brilliant diamond solitaire at the peak of the ring.
Milgraining never fails to add a traditional elegance to engagement rings. The milgrain beads compliment the accent diamonds on either side of the round center diamond.
The accent diamonds and winding metal of the band create the bypass twist just below the beautiful center diamond in this platinum ring.
Vintage engagement rings are always excellent choices. This platinum engagement ring has the lovely milgrain beads, and the diamond patterns blend well to give a modern twist to the vintage style.