Platinum, a precious metal of a silvery-white hue, is highly cherished for its robustness and rare occurrence. As a member of the platinum group of elements, it's often blended with other metals to create fine jewellery. The beauty and strength of platinum represent prestige, resilience, and everlasting affection, making it a sought-after choice in jewellery craftsmanship.
Both white gold and platinum have their unique advantages. Platinum is more durable and hypoallergenic, making it a great ring choice for those with sensitive skin. White gold, on the other hand, is lighter and more cost-effective. The choice between the two often comes down to personal preference and budget.
The main difference between platinum and gold engagement rings is the metal's colour, durability, and price. Platinum has a natural white colour, is more durable, and is typically more expensive than gold. Gold is available in various colours, including yellow, white, and rose, and is generally less expensive than platinum.
Platinum engagement rings generally come with a higher price tag than those crafted from metals like white gold or silver, primarily due to platinum's rarity, density, and purity. Factors such as the design, diamond or gemstone quality, and craftsmanship, will also influence the cost. Ultimately, the choice of metal depends on personal preferences and budget considerations.
While platinum is highly durable, regularly cleaning your engagement ring is recommended. Soak your ring in warm water for a few minutes to clean it, then delicately brush it with a soft toothbrush. Pat it dry using a soft, lint-free cloth and ensure it is stored properly.
Choosing a platinum engagement ring from ZCOVA means investing in a piece that's a resilient and enduring piece of jewellery. The natural white hue of platinum augments diamond sparkle and requires minimal maintenance to retain its radiance. Whether you're drawn to the simplicity of a platinum band or the allure of a diamond-studded ring, ZCOVA has a platinum engagement ring to suit your style.
Explore our collection of platinum rings which includes classic solitaires, vintage-inspired designs, and modern settings with princess cut or emerald cut diamonds. Book an appointment with our ZCOVA Curators who will happily assist you in choosing your engagement ring according to your style.
When choosing a diamond, consider the 4Cs: colour, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Unlike diamond 4Cs, there is no universal grading system for coloured gemstones at the moment. At ZCOVA, we use ICL’s grading system to determine a gemstone’s colour intensity, clarity, and cut consistently. The natural white colour of platinum beautifully complements the brilliance of diamonds and the spectrum of coloured gemstones. Speak to our Curators to help you choose the right diamond platinum ring for your engagement.
Platinum engagement rings are typically more expensive than their gold or silver counterparts due to platinum's density and rarity. However, the longevity and durability of platinum can make it a worthwhile investment in the long run.
Platinum's durability and lasting white sheen make it a symbol of enduring love and commitment. Its strength represents the resilience and everlasting nature of the bond between two people, making platinum engagement rings a meaningful symbol of love.