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What You Should Know About Platinum

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When shopping for an engagement ring, the question of which metal to choose is one of the most important. While our gorgeous variations of gold are crafted with outstanding quality, there is something extra special about platinum.

Don’t believe us? Check out these top reasons to propose with platinum.

It’s strong. Really strong.

If your bride-to-be has an active lifestyle, you may want to think about platinum. It’s the densest precious metal and is heavier than gold. Platinum will withstand the test of time, and her day-to-day wear is no match for this durable metal.

No nickel, no problem.

If you’re in the market for a ring that won’t irritate her sensitive skin, platinum is it. Nickel is often one of the white metals that is mixed with yellow gold to make white gold. However, platinum is purer and is actually hypoallergenic. Without nickel, the chance of skin irritation occurring goes down dramatically.

It will shine forever.

To get the silver finish of white gold, yellow gold must be mixed with other white metals such as silver or nickel. When worn consistently, white gold can start to fade back to its original whitish-yellow luster, meaning it’s time for a dip in rhodium to restore its bright white shine. Platinum, on the other hand, is naturally that gleaming white color. As time goes on, platinum will not fade to yellow. With regular cleanings and inspections, her platinum ring will sparkle forever ― just like her.

It’s unbelievably rare.

The amount of gold found in the world in one year would only fit a 20×30-foot room with an 8-foot ceiling. When it comes to platinum, ALL of the metal ever mined in the history of the world would fill a 25×25-foot room with a 25-foot ceiling. Platinum is extremely rare, making it the perfect symbol of your love.

To find the ring for your perfect platinum proposal, view our selection here.

Brianna joined the Shane Co. family in June 2017 as a Social Media Community Coordinator and is now our Social Media Coordinator. In this role, Brianna is responsible for moderating social platforms and curating content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Brianna enjoys hiking, iced coffee and watching re-runs of Friends.

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