Platinum wedding rings have been a rival to traditional gold ones for a number of years now, but recent years have seen newer metals such as palladium offer a very similar package for a lower price tag. Let's take a look at the two materials to see whether the difference is just a question of money alone.
Platinum Wedding Rings
Platinum has become such a popular choice for a number of reasons. It is hypoallergenic, so people who suffer skin irritation from gold or other jewellery are safe to use it. Its strength means much higher levels of purity can be used in platinum wedding rings without them becoming too soft to be sustainable. So while gold rings will rarely be above 75% purity, it's not uncommon to get platinum wedding rings at 95% purity. These are perfect for couples who want a ring of good quality and lasting value. Platinum is more resistant to scratching than gold because of its relative hardness. Though platinum rings are not immune to damage over time, it is fairly easy to get rid of any marks through polishing. When new or freshly polished, even men's plain brushed platinum wedding rings display a shine virtually unmatched by other metals.