Why Should You Choose Platinum for your Ring?


Are you having trouble deciding if you should choose a white gold or a platinum engagement ring? Take a little time to read this information about platinum which may help to

Platinum ring or white gold ring?

What is the difference between platinum and white gold?

Platinum is naturally white, whereas yellow gold is alloyed with other metals to achieve a white look. The colour of white gold is often further enhanced by plating the piece with rhodium. This plating can wear away and reveal the yellow-gray colour of the white gold.

A more immediate means of distinguishing the two metals is their comparative weight. Even a simple platinum engagement ring is noticeably heavier than the same ring made of white gold, giving reassurance of its value.


How do I know that a diamond ring is really platinum?

All platinum jewellery is hallmarked to show its purity. The Portfolio of Fine Diamonds collection of engagement rings and diamond rings are hallmarked with the 950 hallmark, the most popular platinum hallmark in the United Kingdom.



Why is platinum more expensive than gold?


The rarity of platinum means that its price is invariably higher than gold. Platinum is generally 95% pure compared with 18 carat gold which is 75% pure.

Platinum is more dense than gold, so a platinum engagement ring weighs over 33% more than the same diamond ring made in 18 carat gold.

 An example of a platinum engagement ring

What are the qualities of platinum?



Platinum is a naturally white metal and will not cast any of its own colour into a diamond. It is usually 95% pure and never fades or tarnishes, but keeps its natural white colour for a lifetime. As platinum is so pure, it is naturally hypo-allergenic and ideal for those with sensitive skin.


Platinum's unequalled durability and resistance to wear makes it the most secure and protective metal. Platinum does not change shape or wear away so precious stones are held firmly and securely. The density of platinum makes it more durable than other jewellery metals.


Platinum is a rare metal and has been coveted by generations. It is the perfect choice for the woman of today. It is found in very few places around the world and is 30 times more rare than gold. Diamond rings and engagement rings made in platinum are an exclusive statement of individuality.


Platinum is versatile, with remarkable qualities that have led to astonishing applications. In the early 1900's, Louis Cartier was the first jeweller to successfully create platinum jewellery, revealing the magnificent attributes of the metal and using it to enhance the brilliance of diamonds.