Platinum Wedding Bands
We are proud to offer a large variety of platinum wedding bands to ensure that you can find the platinum ring that you desire. All of our platinum wedding bands are made from the purest platinum available for jewelry making and are 95% pure platinum or PT950. The purity of platinum makes it the ultimate symbol of your love, but also makes platinum completely hypoallergenic. Platinum is much more rare than gold and an extremely desirable precious metal. This means that your platinum wedding ring will only continue to grow in value over time. Choose from one of our platinum wedding bands categories below to browse through our selection of platinum rings.
Platinum Wedding Bands - The King of Metals
Platinum wedding bands are considered to be the finest in the world because of the same qualities that make platinum the most desirable precious metal on earth. Platinum has a variety of characteristics that make it the leading choice in jewelry making today. Platinum rings are pure, naturally white, hypoallergenic, and of course exceedingly rare. Platinum is found in very few places around the world with about 80% of the world supply being produced in South Africa. In fact, platinum is about 30 times more rare than gold! The rarity of platinum is what makes it so costly, but this also means that your platinum ring will hold its value over time and most likely increase in value.
Platinum has a density and weight that make platinum rings much more durable than other precious metal rings. The exquisite white luster of a platinum ring will never tarnish or fade, and because platinum is naturally white, it will never need to be rhodium plated like white gold. Your platinum ring will start off white and always remain white. This is very desirable for a wedding band that you will be wearing on a daily basis and may save you some of the costly maintenance expenses of a white gold ring. For these reasons, platinum is considered to be the most elegant and luxurious of all precious metals. The ultimate symbol of enduring love and commitment.
What Is PT950 Platinum?
Platinum wedding bands are required by federal regulations to be stamped with a hallmark on the inside of the band to indicate purity. Platinum in its pure form is relatively soft; however, when mixed with the alloy ruthenium, platinum is extremely strong and malleable. All of our platinum rings are made up of 950 platinum, which means that they consist of 95% pure platinum and 5% ruthenium. PT950 platinum is considered to be pure platinum and is the highest purity found in platinum jewelry. This purity makes platinum naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for those with sensitive skin or skin allergies. Be aware of jewelers that offer PT900 platinum (90% platinum), which is no stronger and contains less platinum. Some jewelers will do this to increase their profits by selling their customers an inferior metal, and thus lowering the overall value of the ring. You can be confident when ordering from Wedding Bands Galleria knowing that every platinum wedding band we offer is made from PT950 pure platinum.
All precious metals will scratch over time, but platinum rings will not change shape or wear away. This makes platinum the most dependable and protective metal to hold your precious stones securely. Due to the density of platinum, when it is scratched, the material is simply displaced, while a gold ring will lose small flakes of material as they become scratched. Each ring that we offer at Wedding Bands Galleria comes with a lifetime warranty. If you ever need your platinum ring to be re-polished or if you should ever need to resize your ring it will be completely covered under your lifetime warranty. Just send your ring back to us with a copy of your invoice as well as a note to let us know how we can modify your ring for you.
Platinum vs. Palladium
Platinum rings are the ideal choice for those who have sensitive skin because platinum rings are hypoallergenic. All of our platinum wedding bands are nickel free and will not provoke any allergies. Roughly 10% of the population is allergic to nickel, which is found in both white gold and yellow gold. The most ordinary ailment arising from contact with nickel is an allergic dermatitis known as “nickel itch.” This will usually occur when the skin is moist. The purity of our platinum rings makes them naturally hypoallergenic and the perfect option for those with skin allergies. Palladium rings are an excellent alternative for those who love the appearance and qualities of platinum, but can’t afford the cost. Palladium rings are a member of the platinum metal group and are continuing to increase in popularity. In fact, palladium and platinum are mined together during the same process. Much like platinum, palladium rings are naturally white, they are hypoallergenic, they are extremely durable, and they will not tarnish in color. When asked to tell apart pure platinum items from pure palladium items, consumers will often say that the two look identical. Palladium offers the best of both worlds with the distinct look of platinum at a much more manageable price.