What is better? Gold or Platinum?

While gold and platinum are similar in color, white gold that is, platinum is more dense and so more of it is required to make a ring. Platinum rings are usually 95% pure platinum, while 14k gold is only 58.5% gold and 18k gold is 75% gold.

Gold vs. Platinum

Is gold Better than platinum?

A the true color of gold is yellow platinum is naturally white. White gold rings are composed of gold, alloys, and a rhodium plating which gives it a white look. Every so often you will need to re-dip your gold jewelry to bring back that shiny luster. 14k white gold and 14k yellow gold have the same gold content and purity 58.5% gold, but the alloys in white gold (and the rhodium plating) make it appear white, while the alloys in yellow gold do not.

18k gold is more valuable, it is softer and will scratch easier than 14k gold will. This is the same for 24k gold. 24K gold is the softest of all gold and some jewelers have difficultly working on it. 14k gold is cheaper, and more scratch resistant. Metals that are more pure scratch easier. However, a quick cleaning and buffing of your jewelry and they are as good as new.

The price for platinum higher than gold.

Platinum is heavier than gold. You can definitely feel the difference when holding or wearing a ring made of both.

It all depends on what you are looking for in the type of jewelry. If you are looking for a pure white metal for an engagement ring, then go with platinum, but if you like the chic look and feel of gold, either yellow or white, then by all means go for the gold.

Platinum and Gold prices today on October 19, 2017

Gold: $1,287.65 per troy ounce

Platinum: $921.00 per troy ounce




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