Custom Skull Ring in Platinum

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Custom Skull RingA lucky 13 skulls adorn this very durable platinum gents ring crafted in platinum.

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Gold vs Platinum

Platinum is Stronger and More Durable

Though both gold and platinum are strong and durable precious metals, platinum is the stronger and more durable of the two. For example, the prongs holding the center stone of a platinum engagement ring are less likely to break then those of a gold engagement ring.

Platinum Scratches Easier than 14k Gold

Despite being stronger and more durable, platinum is a softer metal than 14k gold. This means it will scratch a little easier than 14k gold. With both platinum and gold rings, polishing will help restore the ring to near its original look.

Platinum is Truly White

As mentioned above, platinum will always stay white but white gold needs to be re-polished and re-plated occasionally to avoid a yellow hue. This yellow hue usually appears several months to several years after polishings, depending on how much wear and tear the ring faces.

 

Author: Shawn

Indiana University Alumni GIA Graduate Gemologist Student

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