What is the difference between Platinum & White Gold?
Nov 6th, 2008 02:45
Asrar Khan, Ansheel, Tania Glover, http://www.jaipurhandicrafts.com/
Platinum is a precious metal that costs more than gold. It usually is
mixed with other similar metals, known as the platinum group metals:
iridium, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium and osmium. All of the platinum
jewelry sold by Jaipurhandicrafts.com is the highest grade platinum,
which is 95% platinum.
Platinum is extremely dense, and is much heavier than gold or silver.
Platinum has a remarkably high level of durability so it does not wear
or tarnish like other metals. White gold is rhodium plated to give it
the same white look as platinum, but eventually the rhodium wears off
and the white gold takes on a yellow cast. White gold jewelry should
be rhodium plated every few years to maintain its whiteness. Platinum
does not yellow or tarnish and maintains its white appearance with
Platinum is not susceptible to problems like stress cracking or
corrosion as can be the case with white gold. Though platinum can
scratch, it is more durable than white gold and does not wear down or
abrade like gold. Scratches can easily be removed by buffing, and all
that is required to maintain platinum is to soak it in a mild solution
of soap and warm water followed by a gently rubbing with a soft
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