White Gold vs Platinum - Part 2

Which is better? The answer might not be as simple as you think. This guide will walk you through the pros and cons of each and help you decide which is the better choice for you.

Which is better? The answer might not be as simple as you think. This guide will walk you through the pros and cons of each and help you decide which is the better choice for you.

At a Glance

The below infographic provides a summary of the differences between these two popular metals.

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Platinum
VS
18ct White Gold

AT A GLANCE

Platinum

18ct White Gold

Cost

$$

More expensive than 18ct White Gold

$

Less expensive than Platinum

Purity

95% pure Platinum

75% pure Gold

Hardness

More prone to dullness caused by small bruises on the surface

Stays polished longer and is more resistant to small scratches on surface

Weight

1.28 x

1 x

Colour

Bright silvery-white colour remains over time

Naturally warm-grey in colour, requires Rhodium plating to achieve a bright white finish

Maintenance

Repolishing every few years

Repolishing and re-application of Rhodium plating every few years

Response to pressure

More likely to bend and reshape without losing metal

More rigid and more likely to become thinner with wear and tear

Best choice for designs with engraved patterns on the outside

Best choice for designs with small diamonds set in fine claws

Best choice for square or bevelled edge designs

Best choice for fine, delicate rings

Best choice for mens classic wedding rings

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