Platinum Wedding Rings: Rare and Noble
Over the past several years platinum wedding rings have become more and more popular and are currently one of the most popular choices for couples, over white gold, yellow gold and silver which are also other front runners. So, why a platinum ring? Perhaps the attraction is because of platinum being known as the rarest of the precious metals, in fact the material that makes our favourite platinum rings is actually one of the rarest elements discovered from the earth’s crust.It is said that all of the platinum that has ever been mined would fit into a home owner’s average size front room and on a yearly basis there is 13 times more gold than platinum mined every year. We don’t know what you think, but to
It is said that all of the platinum that has ever been mined would fit into a home owner’s average size front room and on a yearly basis there is 13 times more gold than platinum mined every year. We don’t know what you think, but to us this makes owning a platinum engagement ring or platinum wedding ring sound like one in a million. Moreover, if you combine diamond and platinum wedding rings, what a truly special item you will have.
The name platinum comes from the Spanish phrase ‘Platina del Pinto’ translating to ‘little silver of the Pinto River ’. Platinum naturally has a place in alluvial sands in a number of rivers. Julius Caesar Scaliger a well-known Italian humanist wrote the first record of platinum; as a description of an unknown noble metal which was found between Darien and Mexico. Platinum is still known as a ‘noble metal’; the definition of noble being high and great in character, showing greatness and being magnificent. Platinum has certainly been living up to this description as now one of the most popular choices for a bride and groom’s wedding rings – as well as being the ultimate expression for other celebrations such as anniversaries and birthdays. Some say that it is the only metal fit for a king! No other metal seems to live up to its purity or bares all the qualities that platinum has.
At the Platinum Ring Company you can choose from a wide range of platinum wedding rings, from classic plain styles to the very decorative engraved styles, even diamond and platinum wedding rings! Whichever is choice for you, you can be ensured of the highest quality. Jewellery is worn for generations over a lifetime and even then passed on to future generations, and so you are guaranteed years of enjoyment from platinum wedding rings.