While searching for Gold, Spanish conquistadors stumbled upon a white metal and thinking of it as nothing but crass and cheap silver, named it Platina.
One of the main reasons that platinum could not capture the attention of the masses was due to its now accounted strength. Melting of this metal was almost impossible.
Ever since the perfect melting point for platinum was discovered, it has become a classic tale of rags to riches. The appeal for this rare metal emerged to such an extent that someone with a luxurious taste would rather go for platinum jewelry than other precious metals. King Louis XVI was so impressed with the opulence of platinum that he declared it a “Metal fit for Kings”. However, it was during the Edwardian era when platinum jewelry truly flourished.
Leading jewelry brands continue to prefer this magnificent white metal to craft their timeless pieces, as it is not only resistant to discoloration but also highly durable. In addition, platinum’s strength makes it a perfect choice for holding gemstones and diamonds securely.
Platinum engagement ring has long been an ideal choice to celebrate “happily ever after”. Be it the three-carat diamond ring of Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 or the 8.5-carat green diamond ring of Jennifer Lopez today. Being naturally hypoallergenic and rare, it becomes an expression of singularity. The solidity of the platinum makes it a perfect symbol of love that reflects the eternal connection.