[About Our Platinum Jewelry]
Our Platinum Jewelry Composition
Our platinum jewelry is comprised of 95% pure platinum and 5% pure cobalt. This platinum jewelry combination is referred to as Platinum, Plat, Pt or Platinum 950. Platinum and cobalt are both elements listed on the periodic table. The addition of the cobalt allows the platinum to exhibit more desirable flow properties while in the molten state during the lost wax jewelry casting process. It also serves as a hardener for the platinum jewelry to assist in resisting dents and dings. Pure platinum is so flexible that one gram can be stretched out one mile long. You may notice that are featured platinum fine jewelry items are listed as Plat 900. Due to more favorable platinum pricing conditions we now create our fine jewelry in a purer platinum combination to reflect the desirability of this unique rare white metal.
Our Platinum Jewelry Durability and Rarity
Platinum is a dense and enduring naturally occurring rare white metal. Platinum is so rare that all the platinum ever mined could fit into an average sized living room. Platinum is 35 times rarer than gold. Platinum is only found in a few small pockets around the globe. Canada is the only location in the western hemisphere. An EVB Design fine jewelry art piece created in our platinum is 50% heavier than the same fine jewelry design created in 14k gold. This greater density is what enables platinum jewelry to hold up so well over a long period of time in combination with the 5% cobalt alloy. Because platinum does not wear away, it is why the Hope diamond, one of the world's most famous, is mounted in platinum. It is also why platinum prongs are often used to hold large, fine quality diamonds, even if the rest of the mounting is comprised of gold.
Our Platinum Jewelry Complexity
Platinum is complex. It takes five months to process platinum ore into pure platinum. The casting of platinum jewelry is a highly specialized process. It requires different tools and supplies than those needed to cast gold. Only a handful of lost wax casting companies contain the highly specialized and expensive equipment in combination with the technical knowledge to complete the platinum casting process. They are catering to a highly specialized market. This particular process we leave to one of the highly trained specialists that serve fine jewelry trade professionals as our market niche for this product is comprised of a very elite jewelry art collector. We do all the wax design work and platinum jewelry metal finishing that make our fine jewelry art unique and distinctive.
Our Platinum Jewelry Characteristics and Attributes
Platinum is symbolic of the 20th wedding anniversary. Platinum jewelry is an extraordinary choice for a milestone celebration such as a 20th wedding anniversary due to its incredible durability. An appropriate nickname for platinum is the 'forever metal'. Platinum is an ideal precious white metal choice for bridal jewelry such as engagement rings, wedding rings and wedding bands. The purity of platinum's true cool white color is unsurpassed. Platinum is the only metal that doesn't tarnish. Platinum is also hypo-allergenic, meaning that it will not cause an allergic reaction to someone sensitive to metals.
Our Platinum Jewelry Value
We could continue on about the many fascinating facts related to platinum. But our emphasis is not on the history of platinum metal but on the wearing of platinum fine
jewelry art. We choose platinum information that is most related to our platinum fine jewelry. We also wanted to provide some insight as to why platinum jewelry is more expensive than its other fine white metal jewelry cousins such as white gold or silver. Due to its enhanced durability, platinum jewelry provides the best overall value for frequently worn jewelry that is to be worn over a long period of time. Feel free to e-mail us if you have any other platinum jewelry questions not answered in this article and we will do our best to provide a thoughtful response.