Important Things to Remember When Buying Platinum Wedding Rings

by aiowedding on March 1, 2014

Platinum is often called the “King of Metals” as it has a special allure because it is rare, enduring, and pure. However, not all platinum is equal and not all platinum craftsmanship is the similar. Wedding rings and engagement rings are symbols of unity. Wedding rings and engagement rings are traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed that the left hand had a special vein, “the vein of love”, that ran directly to the wearers heart. Wedding rings are now more than just a piece of jewellery. Wedding rings symbolize circles of perfection, unity with no beginning and no end. There is perhaps no greater symbol and expression of love, than with the perfect set of his and her wedding rings. Not all wedding rings and diamond ring settings are created equal.

In theory, a carat can be defined as a unit of weight for gemstones.

One carat equals 1/5 of a gram.

Carats are partitioned into 100 units that are termed points. One carat is divided into 100 points. One should always remember that a carat is a unit of weight and not size.

Though, the clarity and colour of a diamond are usually rated, scales are not uniform. There is always some doubt regarding the clarity and colour of a diamond. That’s why it is worthwhile to have an idea as to how scale and grade signify the colour or clarity of the diamond while one is considering buying them.

A diamond can be termed as perfect if it satisfies one condition. There should be no visible surface in the diamond when viewed under 10-power magnification by a skilled diamond grader.

When buying platinum diamond wedding rings, one should always opt for whitest white diamond.

The reflecting and refracting power of a diamond is totally dependent on its whiteness.

In other words, the whiter the colour the more it will reflect and refract light.

According to experts, when white light enters the diamond part of the ray is reflected back and the rest penetrates the stone. Colour differences are impossible to determine by the untrained eye, so one should always opt for gemologists in this regard.

The purity of the platinum in the ring should be verified

For well reputed reliable brands, the hallmark should be checked.

One should look for quality handcrafting in the engraving, filigree, pave or other fine details.

Everybody knows that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but only a few know the true value of a diamond. The value of a diamond can be judged by four factors — colour, cut, clarity and carat. It is very important to take these factors into consideration when buying platinum diamond wedding rings. Fancy platinum wedding rings are very expensive and hence they are mostly bought by the rich and the famous. Most jewellery stores that sell fancy platinum wedding rings do not put them on open display for security reasons. These fancy rings are kept locked up in vaults and are brought out only when customers specifically ask for them. Since these are not publicly displayed, most jewellers selling fancy platinum wedding rings produce catalogues which show the different kinds of fancy rings available in their stores. Other than jewellery stores, fancy platinum wedding rings can be bought from jewellery auctions and exhibitions. Many high profile jewellery stores sponsor these auctions and exhibitions to increase the sale of their stock of fancy rings. Good platinum rings can be purchased from the online websites too that sell these rings but their authentication should be analysed beforehand. Platinum rings today come in thousands of designs with differing details to suit personal tastes.

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