Gold and platinum jewellery
Gold and platinum jewellery, look no further than Hatton Garden in London, there are a number of jewellers has examples of jewellery other than diamond rings. They have a vast selection of gold, platinum and jewels making it a shopper’s paradise. The range and quality of precious metals are unequalled anywhere in the city. An on-site jewellery consultant will help choose the best precious metals for your chosen jewellery. Whether you choose gold or platinum, you can be assured that you are getting the highest quality precious metals available.
Choosing the best precious metals
There are 7 jewellers listed on this page that have a wide range of readymade gold and platinum jewellery. Many of the jewellers can make the jewellery from your ideas, they can advise you on your design and wishes. You can decide if there are any changes you wish before the manufacturing process begins. Gold and platinum are the two most used metals for making jewellery. Both these metals are unique and similar in several ways when considering the appearance, cost, durability and comfort. The main difference between gold and platinum is colour, platinum is naturally white and gold is naturally yellow. If you want a yellow ring, then gold is the best option. If you want a white ring, then platinum or white gold will be your choice.
Platinum is rarer than gold
White gold jewellery is made of gold, alloys, and a rhodium plating, giving it a white look that ’s similar to platinum. 14k white gold and 14k yellow gold have the same gold content and purity. White gold looks similar to platinum, eventually, the rhodium plating in white gold will wear off and fade to a yellowish colour. If you re-polish and re-plate the white gold ring, it will look white again. Platinum looks naturally white and will not fade to yellow. Platinum is rarer than gold making it more expensive to buy, it is mined much less than gold. There are around 150 tons of platinum mined each year compared to around 1,500 tons of gold. Also, platinum is more dense than gold, so the same ring will weigh significantly more in platinum than in gold, all precious metals are priced by weight.