Is it time to replace my gold wedding ring with platinum?

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Every once in a while, someone will give me a very nice compliment on my wedding ring, which leads to my giving the history of how I came to own it – we bought it in a pawn shop because we were tight on cash.

Now, obviously, I am not above buying jewelry in a pawn shop because let’s face it, you can often purchase gold jewelry there at a fraction of the price it retails for in the popular jewelry stores. But now that platinum is less expensive than gold, I’m thinking it might be time to finally buy a wedding ring that is mine – without anyone else’s history attached.

Because, let’s face it: a wedding ring at a pawn shop probably came to be there as a result of a failed marriage.

Why my interest in a platinum wedding ring? Platinum is naturally white, which means that it will never fade or change color, or need to be dipped or re-plated like gold does. Platinum’s pure color means that it won’t cast color onto diamonds or colored gemstones, allowing the stones to shine brighter than in other settings. Platinum is the densest precious metal (40% denser than 18K gold, and 60% denser than 14 K gold) making it the securest setting for a diamond, ensuring the stone will stay tightly held for a lifetime (fun fact: both the Hope Diamond and the Taylor-Burton diamond are securely set in platinum, all the great jewelry houses like Tiffany and Cartier only use platinum for engagement ring settings).

I’m looking into precious platinum because for the first time in recent history, platinum is actually less expensive per ounce than gold – which means that I can buy a new wedding ring that is actually of better quality than gold, for less money!

I’m loving these beautiful platinum and diamond rings, they are so sparkly!

My birthday is coming up…and my birthstone is the diamond…

HINT HINT, hubby!

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Comments

  1. says

    Yeah I have a platinum wedding ring because it was on close out. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have considered it for cost reasons. You are a tad lucky that you have a diamond as your birthstone.

    Lee

  2. Leah says

    Those are beautiful! They’re so simple yet so elegant. I agree with everything you said. I recently replaced my ensemble with platinum. I decided upon a diamond/sapphire band. Sapphire is my birthstone. I love the stone and it also saved us money instead of going with all diamonds.

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