Platinum is a kind of very rare and beautiful metal. This metal has being frequently used for making jewelry like wedding rings, over the past two centuries. Platinum wedding rings are the kind of strong and impressionable metal. Platinum is the perfect one for making wedding bands and rings, because it is extremely resistant to wear and tear. It is also a brilliant base to set costly stone in.
The quality of platinum is decided mostly by its purity. The purer the platinum is, the better its quality is. The majority of high quality platinum wedding rings are made out of 85, 90, 95 and 99.9 percent platinum. All platinum wedding rings have stamps on them indicating the type and purity of the metal used for making the rings.
A number of people are allergic to gold and other precious metals. Pure and good quality platinum wedding rings are not recognized to cause allergies. Platinum is usually alloyed with iridium or ruthenium to make up the other 5 to 10% of the ring. As either of these alloys are also metals in the platinum metal group, platinum is hypoallergenic and ideal for persons with sensitive skin.
Good quality platinum wedding rings dent or scratch lesser than rings which are made of gold or other metals. If ever a platinum wedding ring develops scratches over it, the user must realize that the scratch is just a displacement of the metal and none of its volume is lost. Most platinum jewelry develops a natural patina or matte effect over time. This can be corrected by having the ring polished by a qualified jeweler.
Greatly respected jewelry houses in the world including Harry Winston, Martin Katz, Neil Lane, Henry Dunay and Erica Courtney, all of whom stock some of the best platinum wedding rings. The cost of these rings may start at price tags of approximately $1000 dollars and go on to several hundred thousand dollars. Good quality platinum wedding rings are very expensive and can only be afforded by the really affluent people.