Platinum Information

Platinum

What kind of metal is it?
Platinum is one of the softest metals. But when it is alloyed with other metals, normally 10% iridium, it becomes one of the hardest metals. This hardness, along with its resistance to corrosion, makes platinum ideal for jewelry with diamonds and other valuable stones because it provides the most secure material for setting gems.

Platinum is silvery-white in color and is often mistaken for white gold.

One feature of platinum is that it doesn't fade or tarnish. It is thirty times more rare than gold, and is more durable than other jewelry metals due to it's density. It doesn't wear away or change it's shape, perfect for a lifetime of wear.

Platinum
Platinum in jewelry is actually an alloyed group of six heavy metals, including platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. These other metals are so similar to platinum in weight and chemistry that most were not even distinguished from each other until early in the nineteenth century.

Platinum and Alloys
Today, it is often alloyed with copper and titanium. Look for platinum jewelry marked 900Pt, 950 Plat, or Plat.

We Buy Platinum
To get an estimate of how much we will pay for a specific item, check out our PRECIOUS METALS CALCULATOR or give us a call at 877-GOLD-195 (877-465-3195).

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