A common question we often receive is regarding the difference between platinum and white gold.
As Everspark uses both precious metals - 18k White Gold and Platinum 950 in crafting our exquisite engagement rings and wedding rings, let us shed light on this topic.
Platinum vs. White Gold
Platinum, a naturally white metal, and white gold, an alloy of pure gold and other white metals, have distinct characteristics:
- Platinum is typically 95% pure, denoted as Platinum 950, while 18k white gold is 75% gold, with other metals comprising the remaining composition.
- Platinum boasts a lustrous white color that does not fade or require any plating. On the other hand, white gold has a slight yellowish hue in its natural state and is often coated with rhodium for its bright appearance.
- Both metals are suitable for everyday wear, with platinum known for its exceptional strength and density. While platinum may acquire minimal scratches, white gold, being relatively softer, may require re-plating over time as the rhodium coating wears off.
- Maintenance and restoration are possible for both metals, with platinum being polished and white gold being re-plated when necessary.
Is Platinum Worth It?
At Everspark, we believe platinum is truly worth considering for your jewellery. While white gold offers its own exquisite charm, platinum proves to be an investment that pays off over time. Its enduring color requires minimal maintenance, eliminating the need for frequent re-plating. A periodic polish will suffice to restore its original allure.
We hope this information provides valuable insights into the differences between platinum and white gold. Should you have any further questions or inquiries, please feel free to message us at any time.
At Everspark, we are dedicated to helping you make informed choices when it comes to selecting the perfect jewellery for your timeless moments.