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Precious Metals
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Precious metals, widely recognized as the centerpiece of jewelry, have been the hallmark of personal adornment throughout history. From the Egyptians to the Romans, the use of platinum, silver, and gold has been admired as décor. Modern jewelry consumers are no different. While gold continues to be the most commonly purchased form of high-class jewelry, platinum and silver are extremely popular as well. All three provide jewelry consumers with an attractive and durable base metal for glamorous jewelry.
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Palladium
  • Silver
Platinum is quickly becoming a very popular metal to use in jewelry, especially wedding bands and engagement rings. Platinum is a much more durable metal than gold or silver. Since it is resistant to tarnishing and never wears out, platinum is used by a plethora of jewelers in every kind of jewelry.
Platinum is more expensive than gold and the value of it also fluctuates more than gold. Platinum is one of the hardest metals found on earth. It has a few other similar metals in its category, but platinum and palladium are the most common found today. Platinum is beautiful silver in color and goes well with just about any gemstone. Platinum is found all over the world, but it was first discovered in Colombia. It looked a lot like silver, so the Colombians named it Platina del Pinto. Kings and rulers all around the world valued platinum for its durability and beauty. Some of the world's most famous gemstones, like the Hope Diamond, are now secured in platinum settings. This speaks volumes for platinum enthusiasts everywhere that one of the most expensive diamonds in the world is safely set in platinum for the world to admire and enjoy.