Recycled Platinum Wedding Bands

Recycled Platinum Wedding Bands
Rare platinum nuggets as they appear in the ground. Source: WikiMedia
At a Glance
  • Platinum as a metal is white, strong, durable and heavy.
  • We obtain our platinum from recycled sources.
  • Fairtrade platinum is not widely available at this time.
Recycled Platinum In Wedding Bands: Making recycled platinum in wedding bands does not impact platinum mining practices, but shows symbolic concern for the environment.
Just about everything on this site can be made in platinum, even if it is not shown. Just contact us if you would like more information.
Qualities
The cool white gloss of platinum has strong contemporary appeal. A platinum wedding band can epitomize understated elegance, and also perfectly complements the sparkling brilliance of a diamond on an engagement ring.

The most notable qualities of platinum are its strength, durability and weight. When a ring of gold or silver is scratched, a minute bit of metal may be lost. Because platinum is so durable, it does not easily splinter, making it an excellent choice for rings and mounts. It is also much heavier than other precious metals.

A platinum wedding band can epitomize understated elegance, perfectly complementing the sparkling brilliance of a diamond on an engagement ring.

Ethics
Although there are but a few platinum mines around the world, a considerable amount of platinum is often found along with gold deposits. The mining of platinum has been destructive to communities and has created massive damages to the environment.

Ideally, we would be sourcing platinum from fairtrade gold mines. But at this time, platinum obtained from fairtrade sources is extremely rare. Our platinum is from recycled sources.

We will purchase your platinum or other precious metal for 93% of its market value and apply those funds toward the purchase of a new ring.
Composition
Platinum is 95% pure, which is why a ring will be stamped, '950'. The alloys used to create the last five percent, such as palladium and iridium, are not from recycled sources. Even minute impurities from alloys can cause difficulties in the fabrication process.
Wear And Care
Platinum will, over time, show some wear. The metal will develop a patina. Many people like the aged look, but a soft polishing cloth will bring back the metal's luster. You can also soak your ring in warm soapy water and scrub it with a brush. Just about any jeweler can polish the ring back to its original finish.

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