If you’re looking for a precious gift to celebrate a union or an anniversary, and want something that ages well, is easy to maintain and carries classic beauty, consider the platinum solitaire ring range commercially available.
Platinum has a lot to offer over gold. It’s durable and more resistant to scratches- you don’t actually loose material from the scratch, but simply redistribute it. Platinum doesn’t scuff, develops a patina that’s beautiful in itself although you can have it polished, and will last like the love it represents.
Avoiding issues when buying.
Of course, you want to make a quality purchase from the start. Know that all authorized platinum will carry hallmarks, so you need to check they’re present or risk heartache. The inner band will have a unique identification number. A ‘95’ stamp also indicates the ring is certified more than 95% platinum, something you definitely want. High end rings sell for high end prices, but they carry quality guarantees and workmanship. Lower platinum contents are available, but be aware that the quality difference does show pretty soon. If you opt for a lower percentage, make certain that you’re paying a lower price too- don’t pay high quality prices for lower quality. Remember that the stamp ‘plat’ indicates pure platinum. It will be incredibly expensive, but absolutely pure.
Do you want engraving?
Engraving or design can be beautiful, but generally best suit strikes that are handcrafted. It’s not necessary, of course, as platinum rings are gorgeous in themselves, but the addition of a personalized design can make it even more beautiful and meaningful. A good engraving will be deep enough not to wear- and that’s where the handcrafting counts. But what matters most is getting a ring that suits you. Not one that looks good on display, but that looks good on your finger. Opt for thicker bands on longer or larger finger, and opt for thin and delicate on smaller hands. Be sure to peruse the styles open to you. From traditional, to intricate, to simple and chic, there’s a ton of stunning styles out there for you to use and experiment with.
Caring for platinum
Platinum is easy to care for. A simple mild soap and warm water will clear most daily dirt. Use a scratch free cloth or very soft toothbrush if necessary. Be sure to regularly check your settings for looseness and attend to things before they have a chance to lose stones. Store your jewelry separate and in non-scratch bags. If you take it off while working, be sure to put it somewhere both safe and memorable so that it doesn’t get lost. Try not to do manual labor while wearing rings, as it risks loose settings and scratches.
In the end, you need to opt for a band that reflects you [and your spouse or spouse to be’s] tastes and lifestyle. If should be a ring that speaks to you and what it represents.