Platinum or gold are the two of the most commonly used metals in different types of ornaments; especially, engagement rings.  These metals are unique in their own ways; however, they do have certain similarities. At times people tend to get confused as to which one would be the best option for them. In the following section of this article; you will be offered a brief Insight into some of the main features and characteristics of both platinum and gold

Appearance

One of the primary aspect which distinguishes between these two metals are their colors. Gold is yellowish in color; on the other hand, platinum is white. Iif you are looking for something extravagant and lavish; in that case gold should be the perfect option for you. On the other hand; you are looking for something which is simple in terms of appearance; yet has a touch of aristocracy to it; in that case there can be nothing better than Platinum

When it comes to Gold; it is a composition of different types of metals which include alloys, gold and a special type of rhodium plating; which gives it a white spark; which is quite similar to that of Platinum.

Cost

In terms of cost per gram; both platinum and gold are similar. However, when it comes to Platinum; it is much dense and as a result more quantity of it is required in order to make an ornament. It also needs to be mentioned in this context that rings which are made of platinum contain 95% of pure Platinum. On the other hand 14k gold is just about 58.5% Gold. As a result of this variation in terms of composition; Platinum is considered to be much more expensive.

Durability

Though both platinum and gold are quite strong and durable despite being precious metals; yet, when it comes to comparison between the two; platinum is considered to be most strong and durable. For instance; the centre stone of an engagement ring made of Platinum, is less likely to get loose or break as opposed to a golden ring.

Despite the fact that Platinum is more durable and strong; it is quite soft compared to Gold. This means that the chances of getting scratched are much higher on Platinum as compared to Gold. There is one interesting thing which needs to be mentioned in this regard. When gold is scratched the scratched portion is lost; and it looks like a scar mark. However, when it comes to Platinum, when it get scratched; the platinum actually gets move from one portion of the Ring to the other; and it develops after phenomenon which is known as “Patina Finish”. When it comes to Platinum jewelries; specially rings; this kind of finishing is very popular.

Now that you have some idea about the various characteristics and features of gold and platinum it would be easier for you to make the right decision. Both these metals are precious and offers the class and aristocracy which you are looking for.

Looking for either of these options? Have a look at the online stores. There are multiple different varieties you have to choose from.

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