Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make this moment even more precious with an exquisite platinum wedding ring from Monty Adams. Our creations are deeply inspired by our client’s beautiful stories of love.
Men’s Wedding Rings
When it comes to wedding rings for men, there’s nothing like platinum. It exudes the qualities that reflect every man’s personality. It’s unarguably strong–just like your commitment to your significant other.
Whilst we have a large collection of exquisite wedding bands readily available, our precious metals can be made to order. Let us make your experience as special as your wife-to-be, just give us a call.
How to Choose a Platinum Ring
Whether you’re shopping alone or doing it together with your fiance, it’s still good that you have an idea of what you want and how much you want to spend on your wedding band. We listed down some tips to jumpstart your research.
List Down the Qualities to Look For
Start with the ring’s purity. Precious metals have a hallmark or symbols engraved inside the band. Each letter or number signifies purity percentage. The purer, the more expensive it gets.
Search for Pegs Online
Browsing through jewellery websites gives you an idea of what kind of style you prefer. At Monty Adams, we have a wide range of platinum wedding rings that can be customised based on your budget. Consult with us and we’ll help you come up with an original design based on your preference.
Choose the Right Ring Size
You need a tight ring that won’t suddenly come off but not so tight that it makes you uncomfortable. Measuring your finger more than once is one way to do it. Finger size changes with temperature. So, we recommend you to measure your finger at different times of the day and on both hot and cold days.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Taking into consideration your daily activities helps your wedding band last longer. If you’re an active person, you may opt for a more discreet silhouette. This prevents the band from getting worn out easily.
Get a Sketch/Replica
Buying a wedding ring involves a lot of money—and taking second guesses has no place in the process. It is something you want to be perfect.
Ask for a detailed sketch or a replica of your ring to make sure you and your jeweller are on the same page. It eliminates surprises and helps you feel at ease.
Platinum was first discovered in the late 1600s. Because it requires extremely high melting point, which makes it difficult to use, the Spanish Conquistadors considered it as an “unusable form of immature gold” and deemed to be inferior to silver.
The white brilliant metal remained to be an unpopular choice until an Englishman physician and scientist, William Brownrigg, discovered the perfect way to melt and refine it. His discovery introduced the metal to many industries, including jewellery.
Today, platinum is now regarded as the King of Metals. Thanks to its durability, the metal has become one of the most sought-after precious metals in the world. It is extremely rare, making it cost more than gold.
How to Identify Quality Platinum Rings
Platinum is not called King of Metals for nothing. It has characteristics jewellers love: strength and malleability. It’s soft enough to be turned into whatever shape you want to and strong enough to withstand the daily wear and tear, including polishing.
However, not all platinum rings are created equal. They differ in purity, craftsmanship, as well as content. But understanding it is not rocket science, here’s how to do it:
Find the Hallmark
The four precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, and palladium) must be hallmarked based on the amount of metal present in the mixture. This seal is like an official stamp of quality which certifies the purity of the metal. Find this inside the band to ensure your ring is truly made of platinum.
If the ring does not have a hallmark, it only means two things: either the ring is not truly platinum or it is made with less than 50% of it. If so, it cannot be considered as platinum.
Understand the Labels
To spot a legitimate platinum ring, understand the engraved characters inside the band. Sometimes, it contains a symbol, letters, numbers or a combination of the three. Depending on the origin, rings are engraved with either PT, PLAT, or PLATINUM. This usually means that the ring contains at least 95% of platinum.
The numbers indicate the amount of platinum present in the jewellery. For instance, Pt950 means the metal contains 95% of platinum. The other value of the percentage is a metal in which platinum is alloyed with.
Determine the Alloy Quality
Once you’re aware of the other metals used in the mixture, you’ll be able to make choices that will produce more desirable results. For instance, if you want a more durable and shiny finish, opt for a platinum-cobalt mixture. But if you want to make your band scratch resistant, choose the one with ruthenium.
Identifying the alloy quality also helps you avoid possible allergic reactions. Ask one of the master jewellers in Monty Adams to learn more about our platinum wedding rings.