About Platinum Wedding Bands
Platinum is a rare metal and holds a certain level of prestige. If you’re considering a platinum men’s wedding band, here’s what you need to know.
What is Platinum?
Platinum is a dense, precious greyish-white metal. It’s most commonly used in its purest form. A Platinum men’s wedding band consists of about 95%-98% platinum, which is the reason it costs more than other precious metals such as gold and silver.
Pros and Cons of Platinum Wedding Bands
If you’re considering a men’s platinum wedding band, it’s important to understand the pros and cons.
- Platinum is rarer than gold, lending to its desirability and prestige.
- Platinum wedding rings are more durable than gold wedding rings.
- The natural color of platinum is a silvery, grey so maintaining its look is easy.
- Platinum is hypoallergenic and an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin.
- Even though platinum looks nearly identical to white gold, it is significantly more expensive.
- Platinum wedding bands are not scratch-proof, but will develop a beautiful patina over time.
The Difference Between Platinum and White Gold
Platinum and white gold look similar to one another, as they both provide the silver look that grooms often desire. In terms of color however, platinum has a cool, grey undertone which is the natural color of the metal, while white gold has a warm undertone as it is an alloy of yellow gold and more durable, silvery metals such as nickel and zinc.
Since the natural color of platinum is silvery grey, it does not require anything to maintain its coloring, unlike white gold which will require maintenance. And although the alloy metals contained in white gold wedding bands make them more scratch-resistant that platinum wedding bands, white gold is not hypoallergenic and not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Choose platinum if you have sensitive skin, looking for a ring that holds a certain prestige, and if you’re looking for something with a little more heft and weight.
Daily Care for a Platinum Wedding Ring
To extend the life of your wedding band, be sure and remove it before using harsh or abrasive chemicals, including bleach. If you’re going to be engaged in any heavy labor, gardening, building, etc. it’s recommended that you keep your wedding ring in a safe place that’s not near other jewelry (this will avoid any unnecessary scratching).
How to Clean Your Platinum Wedding Band
- Create a solution of warm water and mild dish soap in a small bowl.
- Scrub the ring gently with a soft toothbrush for a minute or two.
- Rinse your ring under warm water. Watch out for the drain!
- Dry it with a clean, lint-free cloth for best results.
Other Benefits of Platinum Wedding Bands
Hitched offers custom finishes and custom engraving on all precious metal bands, including our platinum men’s wedding bands. They’re also available in a variety of widths, profiles, and finishes to create numerous unique style combinations! Hitched Platinum wedding bands are more affordable than what you’ll find at your average jeweler. You can even choose five styles to try on at home before making a commitment!