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Platinum vs. White Gold When buying a piece of jewelry, or shopping for an engagement ring, the one question constantly asked is ‘what is better? Platinum or Gold?’ Some jewelers may tell you platinum, but not back it up with any actual knowledge. Platinum is a very expensive precious metal, in 2012 it was a whopping $1,407 per oz! But why is this such a hot commodity in the jewelry market? Believe it or not, but platinum is a natural occurring metal, while white gold on the other hand is a man mad product consisting of various materials. White is Read More →

‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Recap One of the most astonishing moments in Bachelorette history was when Brooks Forester left the Desiree Hartsock just days before the final rose ceremony. Many rumors where circling that Brooks was going to come back and sweep Des of her feet once again. It was a nail biter episode because it was one of the most candid seasons of the bachelorette yet! Brooks later told People Magazine, “I wanted so badly for [the relationship] to work out, and it was so close I could almost touch it. But I needed to walk away. She deserved to Read More →

Buying an Engagement Ring Without Breaking the Bank When a couple first starts out the money can usually be tight. When women are looking for engagement rings they want a big statement diamond and a fabulous setting. Being able to get your girlfriend the ring of her dreams without breaking the bank may seem like a far stretched dream, but it is actually achievable. The Metal Don’t get a ring set in platinum. Platinum is one of the most sturdy, yet expensive metals on the market. Per pennyweight (DWT) platinum is currently selling for $42.55, silver is only going for Read More →

Do you know the difference between platinum and palladium? If not, that’s okay – here is a guide to help you decide what metal is right for your engagement ring. Which Engagement Ring Metal is Better for Your Taste? Platinum: This is a rare, natural white metal that’s known for its strength and purity. Platinum is typically 95-percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it very durable, so it will keep your diamond or other gemstone nice and secure. It’s also hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate your sensitive skin. When platinum scratches, very little metal lost, so your ring will endure years Read More →

When you’re shopping for a wedding ring for your man, one of the most important things you need to consider is the metal that will be used for the ring. Before making this decision, though you need to think of the advantages and disadvantages that come with each type of metal. You should learn more about the durability, color, care requirements and cost associated with each. Then you can choose which metal works best for the taste and lifestyle of your future hubby. The Best Metals for Men’s Wedding Rings Traditional Choices Gold is the most traditional metal choice for Read More →

As you search for a wedding band for your man, you have to consider the kind of metal that should be used that is right for your man. The two metals that are most typical among wedding bands are platinum and titanium, but before you make your decision, there are some benefits and downfalls you need to consider for each. Weighing Your Options with Platinum and Titianium Platinum: This is a white metal and is one of the most expensive of all of the metals. This is for good reason, though, considering it is incredibly durable and strong. Platinum rings Read More →

Q & A  – Platinum vs White Gold So… Gold and platinum, eh?  Both metals are used in engagement rings, both are durable & can withstand years of wear. Here’s some common questions with helpful answers… I lean towards white gold engagement rings myself, what about you? Q: What’s the difference?? Is platinum more valuable? If I go with white gold, what do I buy? 14k or 18k? A: For all intense purposes of aesthetics and wear… white gold and platinum are very similar. Platinum’s heavier. It’s also more durable. Platinum is easier to engrave by hand, but that really isn’t Read More →

A History Of Love in Each Stone As time progresses and technology puts everything right into society’s hands, there comes the need for a solid foundation in what is important. An engagement is one of those times when different things become important. One of the best ways to celebrate the long tradition of marriage and engagement is an antique engagement ring. Diamond Engagement Ring in a Platinum Setting Antique Jewelry becomes “Recycled Jewelry”.   Recycled Jewelry Today’s trends are leaning heavily toward antique jewelry in fashion. The vintage style can be seen this year in the engagements of Miranda Lambert, Read More →