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Platinum & Other Metals

Platinum has many benefits that make it a desirable material for fine jewelry. With a silvery white finish, platinum enhances the appearance of diamonds. It is appealing because it is considered one of the most pure and precious metals used for jewelry making and is a luxurious metal with a greater longevity than gold or silver. When platinum is scratched, it does not lose any metal and will not wear with time.


All platinum jewelry sold on Anjolee will have the platinum 950 mark which refers to it being 95.2% pure platinum combined with other alloys such as Cobalt 2.8% and Copper 2.0%. When comparing to 18k white gold, platinum is similar in appearance, but will weigh more and have a higher durability due to the softness and purity of 18k gold. Platinum is used for all jewelry types including bridal rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

To help preserve the look of your platinum jewelry, you should regularly use a soft cloth as a buffer to keep it looking shiny. When storing your platinum jewelry, you will want to keep it separate from other pieces to avoid scratching. Storing it in a soft cloth bag or individual jewelry box is preferred.



Alternative Metal Types:

Reference Table for Metal Types
Metal Color Finish Working Properties Hypo-Allergenic Emergency Removal
Yellow Gold Bright yellow to yellow Shows scratches, polishes as worn Malleable, wears over time No N/A
White Gold White with a yellow
undertone
Shows scratches, polishes as worn Rigid, more brittle than platinum, wears over time No N/A
Platinum White with a cool undertone
Resistant to wear, shows scratches, dulls to satin finish Malleable but dense. Maintains surface embellishment such as engraving and milgrain Yes N/A
Palladium Silvery-white with a gray undertone Resistant to wear, shows scratches, slowly dulls to satin finish Similar to platinum but with less weight Yes N/A
Sterling Silver Silvery-white with a slight pink undertone Shows scratches, polishes as worn, tarnishes Malleable, less suitable for everyday jewelry because it wears away more quickly No N/A
Titanium Gray Will show signs of wear, but can be polished Lightweight, shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter
Dura Cobalt® White Will show signs of wear, but can be polished Shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter
Dura Tungsten® Gray White, Black (topcoat) Will remain polished with no maintenance Heavy, substantial feel, can fracture or break Yes Tungsten / Ceramic
Ring Cracker
Ceramic Couture™ Black, White, Pink (throughout) Maintains its finish Can break Yes Tungsten / Ceramic
Ring Cracker
Stainless Steel Grayish White Can be machined or cast. Will show signs of wear but can be polished Shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter


Palladium (Pd)
- Palladium is a member of the platinum metal group and is a soft, silvery-white color with slightly gray undertones.
It is also used in an almost pure form in jewelry, 95%.

Silver (Ag) - Silver is a soft, lustrous metal that is very malleable and silvery-white in color.

Sterling silver is less expensive to buy than gold or platinum.