Characteristics of Platinum Engagement RingsPlatinum is a metal with a rare and unusual history. For millennia, the people of South America gathered raw platinum dust in riverbanks, sintering it with gold dust to create a pre-modern variant of white gold whose unique luster graces museums to this day. For centuries after its discovery by Europe, it was a curiosity, unable to be melted with the technology of the time. It wasn’t until the 1800s that crucibles could be heated to a point that the metal could be liquefied. Because of that, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods (1880-1930) reveled in utilizing the rare, moon-colored patina of platinum in their work. Here at The Wedding Ring Shop, we offer a variety of beautiful platinum engagement rings that women adore!
Popular Platinum Ring CollectionsThough its name means “little silver,” platinum is regarded as the most precious of the noble metals. Its unique silvery color develops an unparalleled patina over time, but it’s an incorruptible, ultra-durable material that never loses its whiteness. If you appreciate the vintage beauty of platinum, there are few designs you’ll like better than the Michael M Europa collection. Distinguished by its big halos, this collection brings together pave-set diamonds with side-stones that pair beautifully with the platinum in the ring. You may also appreciate the Metropolitan collection from A. Jaffe. Bezel solitaires reflect vintage charm, and you can also find platinum being used to express contemporary themes, such as twisted shanks and diamond-studded prongs.
Also, don’t overlook the Tacori Simply Tacori collection. Distinguished by its unique geometries, one can find platinum engagement rings in this collection that boast horizontally-set marquise cuts; one can find chevron-cut diamonds framing a central princess cut. If uniqueness is something that motivates you, you might also appreciate the looks in the Kirk Kara Charlotte or Dahlia collections. In addition to platinum, these gently filigreed rings boast interplays of 18k yellow gold, yellow diamonds, and flashes of blue sapphire, pink sapphire, and pink diamond. Charlotte collection rings feature these colorful side stones in a variety of beautiful ways, such as crafting them into bullet- and shield-cuts, or setting them in modern channels.