choose a stone…

choose a setting…

choose a metal…

choose a finish…

…choose ring

21 Meeting House Lane
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1HB

01273 773 544

choose a stone…

choose a setting…

choose a metal…

choose a finish…

…choose ring

21 Meeting House Lane
Brighton East Sussex
BN1 1HB
1273 773 544

21 Meeting House Lane
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1HB

01273 773 544

10 Amazing Facts About Metals Used in Jewellery – Platinum

Originally worn only by royalty in the late 1770s, platinum wedding bands have an unbeatable white-silver lustre that is instantly evocative of purity and luxury.

While platinum’s clean, bright finish makes it an ideal choice for sleek modern designs, its combination of strength and malleability allows jewellers to create intricate filigree pieces. Platinum rings are often chosen by couples seeking timeless elegance, but they also bear the benefits of being hypoallergenic and resistant to tarnish.

We’ve found some fascinating facts that give you a glimpse behind the glamour into some of platinum’s more unusual properties:

  1. Platinum comes from the Spanish word platina meaning 'little silver.

  2. Platinum is 30 times rarer than gold

  3. Almost ½ of all platinum mined is used in catalytic convertors

  4. The moon contains more platinum than the earth

  5. Some compounds of platinum are used in chemotherapy

  6. Annually, only around 130 tons of platinum are mined, compared to approximately 1,800 tons of gold

  7. If all of the platinum ever mined was poured into an Olympic sized swimming pool it would only reach your ankles. Gold would fill 3 pools

  8. Platinum is used in pacemakers, spark plugs & in the process of converting crude oil into petrol

  9. Platinum is integral to the production of about 20% of all consumer goods

  10. The Japanese buy almost ½ of the world's Platinum jewellery each year.

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