You’ll be wearing your engagement ring every day for the rest of your life, so you want to make sure you love it and that it stands the test of time. Let’s look at the differences between platinum and white gold to see which metal suits your engagement ring style.

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Durability

Between the two, platinum is by far the stronger metal. Extremely durable, it is naturally white without the need for any rhodium plating, unlike white gold, which will normally be plated.

Price

Platinum is slightly more expensive than white gold. Once upon a time platinum was twice the price of 18ct white gold. However, with the sharp rise in gold prices, platinum is now a marginal step up from the cost of 18ct white gold.

Carat

White gold is available in a variety of carats, which offers a range of different pricing options. As it is rhodium plated, each carat is of similar colour, making it a versatile option for those seeking a ring that looks more expensive than it actually is.

Weight

Platinum is a heavier metal, so you’ll be able to feel a difference in the weight of a white gold and platinum engagement ring. While this won’t be noticeable when wearing your ring, you might have a personal preference one way or the other.

Reputation

Platinum has a certain prestigious reputation, which makes it a popular choice for many, including several celebrities.

Find the perfect engagement ring in Brisbane at Clayfield Jewellery. Contact them on (07) 3188 1972 for expert help deciding between platinum, white gold and any other metal you’re considering.