Platinum engagement rings are like the Cadillac or Mercedes of engagement rings. The colourless setting allows diamonds to sparkle brighter and avoids discolouring that can happen with yellow gold. Platinum engagement rings are the best way to make sure nothing gets between the gleaming white brilliance of a high quality white diamond.
White Gold vs. Platinum Engagement Rings
The three primary precious metals used in setting diamond engagement rings are yellow gold, white gold and platinum. There are also good reasons for the selection of each. Yellow gold is often the choice given to a woman who prefers a yellow gold watch and earrings. This way her platinum engagement ring, which she’ll probably wear daily, will go better with her other jewelry.
White gold is a good selection for women who wear more silver or like the silver finish. It is a higher quality metal than silver, but with the same overall appearance. It also does not tarnish like silver, so it stays looking bright and clean.
Platinum is the most expensive of the three metals, and is extremely durable. It is also colourless so it does not reflect a yellow tone. If you have invested in a perfectly (or nearly perfect) white diamond you would not want it to look like a lower quality yellow stone.
When setting a diamond on a gold ring, often the prongs are made of platinum. This is because the metal is extremely strong and will hold the diamond in place, even if it gets knocked and bumped. The platinum prongs also help deflect the colour in the gold band holding the prongs.
A Platinum Promise Ring for Her
One sure way to turn that promise into an engagement is with a platinum promise ring. Special care can be taken in buying jewelry even for this lesser commitment. A family gift or heirloom can be set in platinum to make the meaning even more significant for the promised or engaged couple. To give the gift that is the most valuable in monetary terms, then the right choice is from a selection of platinum engagement rings.