This is one of the strongest metals, and perhaps one of the most expensive as well. Durable and long-lasting, Platinum does not tarnish or scratch. This is why it is preferred for jewelry with stone settings. High quality platinum jewelry is usually made of 95% platinum, with a 5% mix of other metals such as palladium, iridium, or ruthenium.
Unlike silver which was known for centuries, Platinum has a recent history. As a precious metal Platinum was first introduced only around the end of the 19th century. This metal is more valuable as compared to gold. Its vivid white color and deep luster make it aesthetically more beautiful as compared to gold. People prefer to use Platinum to produce the finest jewelry and for setting diamonds and other expensive gemstones because its’ strength and color enhances the brilliance and depth of diamonds and most precious gems. It is especially a popular choice for making rings.