4 Reasons Why We Prefer Platinum

June 15th, 2023

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Platinum is a remarkable choice of metal offered at Thom Duma Fine Jewelers, where you can find a wide range of exquisite pieces crafted from this material. While there are several popular metals used in jewelry, platinum possesses unique qualities and features that set it apart as the most luxurious of all. Our team at TDFJ explore several key reasons why you should consider platinum for your next jewelry purchase, along with examples of how this beautiful metal can be used in jewelry design.

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High Durability

One of the reasons we prefer platinum is because it is a highly durable metal that is one of the strongest and most enduring precious metals used in jewelry, due mostly to its natural density. Its strength makes it ideal for pieces that are worn frequently, such as wedding bands and engagement rings, as it is resistant to scratches and dings. Unlike other metals, platinum is also naturally hypoallergenic, making it a fitting choice for those with sensitive skin. Overall, platinum is an excellent candidate for jewelry that will need to withstand the test of time.

Low Maintenance

Known for being low maintenance, platinum is wonderfully resistant to tarnish and corrosion. It also has a high melting point, making it significantly less likely to deform or change shape when exposed to heat or pressure. Unlike some other metals used in jewelry, such as gold or silver, platinum does not require frequent polishing or cleaning to maintain its appearance. Over time, platinum may develop a natural patina from wear, which some people appreciate for its frosty or satin-like sheen. However, if desired, platinum can easily be restored to its original shine with a simple polishing by a professional jeweler.

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Natural Luminosity

You might consider platinum if you’re looking for a metal that has a naturally white and luminous sheen that sets it apart from other metals commonly used in jewelry. Platinum is highly reflective, which also enhances the sparkle and brilliance of any diamond or gemstone set within it. The combination of its natural shine and reflective properties make it an excellent material for bridal or fashion jewelry. The natural beauty of this metal without added alloys makes it accessible to every person, no matter if you have sensitive skin or not.

Luxurious Prestige

This stunning and sophisticated metal also has a long history of luxury and prestige. Platinum is often more valuable than other precious metals like gold or silver, which adds to its exclusivity and desirability. The association of platinum with quality and elegance has made it a symbol of luxury and prestige in the world of jewelry and beyond. On average it is of a much higher purity than other metals used in jewelry, securing its status as an elite and sought-after material.

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Discover Platinum Jewelry at Thom Duma Fine Jewelers

At Thom Duma Fine Jewelers we offer an extensive selection of close to 2,000 platinum pieces, ensuring you will find an exquisite piece to add to your jewelry collection. Platinum has many desirable features that make it the prime material for high-end designer jewelry. We take pride in delivering excellent service, selection, and quality with all our platinum jewelry. Whether you're looking to purchase a piece or need advice, we are here to help. Visit our jewelry store in Warren, OH, or contact us today to experience the most luxurious difference of shopping at Thom Duma Fine Jewelers.