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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Why Choose Platinum When Buying Wedding Bands

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Platinum Guild International USA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
My husband and I both chose precious platinum when we purchased our wedding bands years ago.  Just like we want our marriage to stand the test of time, we want our wedding rings to do the same.  When we bought our bands,  we had to pay more for platinum, but now that is not always the case.  Since the price of gold has sky rocketed over the years, for the first time in recent history,  the price per an ounce of gold is actually more then platinum!  It makes sense then to purchase beautiful platinum, that will look and hold up better then gold, when making such an important purchase as a wedding band.
Now this does not mean that the retail price of platinum will be less then gold, only that platinum's premium is less, and because it's more pure and dense then gold, it is a better value for it's cost.  Which is why we chose to purchase platinum years ago.  My husband and I are both very hard on our hands.  I would never want my husband wearing a soft gold ring to tackle some of the daily chores he does.  It would scratch and thin over the years, and eventfully need to be re-shanked.  Platinum bands actually get stronger as you wear them because it doesn't scratch off, it only displaces when put through wear and tear, making it become more dense and strong. It also doesn't have to be re-dipped like white gold does to maintain it's color.  Most actors and models walking the red carpet choose platinum because it really provides a perfect setting for your diamonds and gem stones to shine.
If my husband were to ever make another significant purchase in jewelry for me, say maybe a mother's ring, I would want him to choose platinum again.  What about you, did you know that platinum had all these benefits over yellow or white gold?
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