When it comes to picking a metal for your engagement or wedding ring, platinum is typically a more expensive choice. The main reason for this is that precious metals are priced by weight and platinum is much denser than gold, so any platinum jewellery will weigh more.
Another reason why platinum rings are more valuable than gold is because the metal is much rarer. Every year, approximately 1,500 tonnes of gold is mined, while platinum figures only total around 160 tonnes.
In terms of sheer purity, platinum rings are made of at least 90-95% platinum and this density makes the band much more durable than gold. In comparison, a 14k gold ring band is typically only 58.5% gold and the price difference reflects the quantity of the rare metals needed.
The increased density of platinum rings means that any artificial damage sustained from everyday wear and tear is often harder to notice, making these rings easier to maintain as they exhibit very little material loss. This contrasts with white gold jewellery, as any damage is much more noticeable and the coating will need to be re-dipped every few years.
While the unique colour of platinum may fade over time, many enjoy the effect it has on the diamond, providing a contrast which makes it sparkle even more. However, those who want to keep the rare metal shining can get it cleaned professionally, typically as part of a free annual service.
Platinum rings may be a more expensive option, but this doesn’t mean they’re always the best choice. Whether it’s an engagement ring or a wedding ring, the value extends to more than just the cost. What truly makes the jewellery special is the sentiment behind them.
A side-by-side comparison of a platinum and gold engagement ring
While platinum and gold are similar in price per gram, the density of the metal means that more is required when it comes to creating a platinum ring. For this reason, platinum jewellery tends to be more valuable than gold.
The difference in value doesn’t necessarily mean that platinum is more luxurious, it just means that it’s a denser, rarer material. The type of metal you choose to adorn with a diamond shouldn’t be decided by the price, it should depend on your taste and the preferences of the person it’s meant for.
Platinum jewellery tends to be more expensive due to the amount of metal used, its rarity and the strength. If you want to learn more about the type of precious metals we use to craft our luxury wedding bands, then you can contact us today.
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
an engagement ring you have seen on our website, we’re just one click away.
It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
Your safety. Our priority.
The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
your video consultation, you will forget that you’re in your own home having immersed yourself
in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
been spared in bringing this enchantment directly to your home.
Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
sentimental for your partner, our relaxed video consultations can match you to the perfect
It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
resellers. If you need any jewellery assistance during lockdown, Steven Stone are always on hand
A Steven Stone Promise
We are committed to delivering an authentic experience, enveloping you in marvellous escapism.
Whether that be in our trademark showrooms or from the comfort of your own home.
It is a commitment that we take on with the utmost respect and is what sets Steven Stone apart
from the crowd.