What is the Difference Between White Gold and Platinum?
White gold and platinum may look similar in appearance as they provide a ring with a white sheen that helps enhance a diamond’s sparkle. However, the main difference lies in their natural state. Platinum naturally has a white colour while gold is naturally yellow. In order to create a white gold ring, a combination of gold, alloys and a rhodium plating gives it the popular white sheen.
Between the two, white gold is typically the cheaper option, but that is mainly down to the requiring more of the precious metal to create a ring. This means that while 18ct gold rings have a purity of 75%, platinum has a total of 95%.
While platinum is typically stronger and more durable, it is still a softer metal than gold. While this means it can be scratched easier, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The scratches along a platinum ring develops into a patina finish, which gives jewellery an antique look, many customers love how this looks. However, for the perfectionists who want to make sure that their ring is scratch-free, re-polishing the ring will restore its original beauty.
A platinum shoulder set ring with a halo diamond
The everyday wear-and-tear isn’t just exclusive to platinum rings, jewellery made with white gold will slowly revert to its original yellow colour. However, this shouldn’t deter you from using these metals, we offer a free annual clean that will restore rings of any metal to their original natural beauty.
One of the main benefits that platinum holds over white gold is the absence of nickel, which some people may be allergic to. Some gold rings are alloyed with nickel and this can irritate the skin around the finger. If your significant other does have an allergy, then a platinum ring can be the best option. Our diamond jewellery experts can help guide you through the process and ensure that the ring will sit perfectly on your loved one’s finger, without any problems.
A white gold engagement ring
However, this isn’t to say that one metal is superior to another. Both are extremely popular options for any type of ring. The pure white sheen offered by both metals compliments any diamond or gemstone perfectly.
While white gold and platinum may look similar, they are completely different precious metals, this is mainly reflected through the price due to the purity and density of each ring. However, despite the differences, both rings will look beautiful with the diamond shining atop it and if you want any help choosing, then our diamond experts will be more than happy to oblige.
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