When you think of a traditional wedding ring, a classic gold band normally springs to mind – it’s been the obvious choices for many years, after all. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not consider a platinum wedding ring?
Platinum is a naturally white metal, with a gorgeous high shine that doesn’t tarnish. Platinum is the heaviest of the precious metals, so feels very luxurious on the hand, and is scratch and dent resistant, meaning it will stay looking pristine for longer.
“Platinum is a scarce resource that only occurs in a few places on planet Earth, approximately 30 times rarer than gold,” says Colin Tuson of COO Jewellers.
“Naturally silver in colour and tarnish resistant, platinum will never require rhodium plating which means it will be maintenance free for life, making it an excellent choice for fine lifelong jewellery like wedding bands and engagement rings.”
“It’s worth spending as much as you can comfortably afford on your wedding rings as they will be your lasting reminder and they need to be made to last too!” adds Colin.
When you’re choosing your wedding ring, you need to take your engagement ring into consideration.
“The first rule is that whatever the engagement ring is made of, the wedding band should be made of the same metal,” says Colin. “This will avoid a hard metal rubbing against a softer metal – for example platinum sitting next to gold is not a good idea.”
“Gold is softer than platinum, which will wear as it rubs against the harder platinum metal.”
Platinum wedding rings are perfect for people with sensitive skin; because of its purity, platinum jewellery is hypoallergenic, therefore ideal for sensitive skin.
How to Look After for Your Platinum Wedding Ring
As we said, platinum is the most durable precious metal, and while it can get scratched, the scratch is only a displacement of the metal and none of its volume is lost.
Over time platinum develops a natural gloss on the surface, which many people find just as attractive as a polished finish. If you’re not keen, it can be shined up without trouble.
Follow our advice to keep your platinum wedding ring as perfect on your golden wedding anniversary as it was the day you said ‘I do’.
Firstly, remove your platinum ring when doing manual work and don’t handle bleach or harsh chemicals when wearing your platinum wedding ring.
Although bleach won’t hurt the platinum, chemicals may discolour any softer gemstones your ring has.
How to Clean a Platinum Wedding Ring
You can clean your platinum ring in the same way you clean other fine jewellery – using a pre-packaged jewellery cleaner or by soaking it in a mild solution of soap and warm water then gently rubbing it with a soft cloth.
Now you’re clued up on everything you need to know about platinum rings, scroll down for our favourite platinum wedding rings
Simple Platinum Wedding Rings
This simple yet stylish platinum wedding ring by Clogau shows how beautiful simple rings look when placed next to an engagement ring of the same metal.
This Lebrusan Studio platinum wedding ring is made from recycled platinum, making it an amazing choice for eco-conscious couples wanting an ethical wedding ring.
Sticking with the ethical theme, Ingle & Rhode also make lovely platinum wedding rings. We like the gentle curve on the inside and outside of this recycled platinum ring.
If the curved edges aren’t for you, the flat outer edges of this Ingle & Rhode ring might appeal to you instead, for a more contemporary, masculine look.
Platinum Diamond Wedding Rings
Add some sparkle to your platinum wedding ring with the addition of twinkling diamonds – this Tiffanys wedding ring would look particular gorgeous next to a pave diamond engagement ring.
For an extra injection of sparkle, this Ingle & Rhode platinum diamond wedding ring is a great choice.
The traditional platinum engagement ring has been given a sparkling makeover by Lebrusan Studio with a full band of diamonds – 30 of them cover the band for a showstopping ring that everyone will admire.
19 round diamonds give this channel set platinum wedding ring by 77 Diamonds a healthy dose of sparkle that is absolutely unmissable.
Unique Platinum Wedding Rings
If you’re looking for a unique platinum wedding ring, we have a feeling you’ll love this engraved ring by Lebrusan Studio. It’s hand engraved so is as unique as your love story, and it’s discreet enough to sit prettily next to any engagement ring.
Make like Kylie Jenner with a platinum Love ring by Cartier. The youngest of the Kardashian clan is a big fan of this design, and we are too.
Embrace an art deco, vintage vibe with your wedding ring with this unique platinum wedding ring by COO Jewellers. We adore the intricate detailing on the band of this delicate ring.
For a truly unique platinum wedding ring, we adore this braided ring by Lebrusan Studio; the delicately embedded diamonds add that extra bit of sparkly for a really special piece of jewellery.
With your wedding ring sorted, take a look at our edit of the best men’s wedding rings for a little inspiration.