Here at Love & Promise, one of the most commonly asked questions that we receive from people is “what’s the difference between silver, white gold, and platinum?”. You’re in luck Rosettes, we’re going to answer that and more in this post! Not only that, we’re going to help you with your decision-making process so that you pick the perfect metal. Let’s get to it!
What is Silver?
Lustrous and classic is the name of the game when it comes to this metal. Silver is fairly soft and very malleable. Additionally, it can be easily damaged. To solve this matter, it is typically combined with other metals to produce a more durable product. We love a good, strong piece of jewelry!
Although your silver piece of jewelry can be prone to general wear and tear, practicing mindful wear can reduce this challenge. Storing your piece in a separate compartment from the rest of your jewelry is also a good way to go. Why’s that? Various metals can react differently if they come in contact with each other. Who wants discolored jewelry? No thanks.
Interesting Facts About Silver
What we are about to share with you all is interesting to say the least. There are some interesting benefits out there when it comes to silver. One of them being that it helps with internal heat regulation and circulation. Wait what?!
Some people have reported improvements in their mood and energy levels after wearing silver. What’s the reasoning behind this? Silver’s natural properties may offset outside electrical disturbances, improve circulation, and overall body temperature balance, and help maintain cleanliness and immunity. Who would’ve thunk it?
Other interesting tidbits about silver are floating around the good ‘ol world wide web. Some are factual, while others are cultural beliefs from many years ago. Whatever the case, maybe you’ll find out other things that you didn’t know about silver!
What is White Gold?
White gold is one of the most popular options when it comes to jewelry! White gold is an alloy of gold. It’s made up of pure gold that’s mixed with alloy metals that have a silvery-white color, such as silver and palladium. Just like silver, pure gold has to be mixed with harder metals for added durability. The stronger the better!
Like silver, mindful wear is important here too. White gold can tarnish if it comes in contact with harsh chemicals. It’s always a good idea to remove your jewelry before dealing with anything that can harm it. You definitely don’t want to mess up your pretty piece!
Want to add a little extra protection? There’s a solution! Rhodium can add some more durability and strength to your piece. This will leave your jewelry looking lovely and shiny!
Like most things, not everything can last forever. Bummer! Over time, rhodium can wear away. There’s nothing to worry about though! Your jewelry can easily be re-plated. Phew, thank goodness for that!
What is Platinum?
Sleek, strong, lasts forever. That sounds like the perfect trio to us! Platinum is a precious heavy metal that has a naturally white sheen. What’s one of the best features about platinum? It will never fade! How awesome is that? Furthermore, platinum is rare. How rare you may ask? 30 times more than gold to be exact. Say it with us now, ooo!
Another major perk about platinum is that it’s hypoallergenic! This means that it shouldn’t cause any irritation if you have sensitive skin. Can we get an amen?!
Fun fact time! Platinum derives its name from the Spanish word “platina”. So…what does “platina” mean? Platina translates to “little silver.” Aw, that sounds kinda cute doesn’t it?
Where Does Platinum Come From?
For centuries, platinum has been mined. Where exactly? The highest concentrations have been found in Canada, South Africa and Russia. Not only can it be found in those places, it has been discovered on the surface of the moon and meteorites. The traces of platinum can be found where meteorites have crashed to Earth. Stellar!
At our shop, we only use repurified and recycled alloys. To learn more, check out our page to read more about why we do what we do!
Now it’s time to talk about moolah. The prices for each of these metals vary from each other for numerous reasons. Some are more affordable than others, but it all depends on your budget.
To start, the price of your silver piece depends on the labor that goes into making it. Additionally, if it has an intricate design, that’s going to play a role in pricing. Overall, the more work done, the more that it’s going to cost.
For white gold, the price depends on how much gold goes into the jewelry. The more that is added, the more the price will increase. Generally, white gold is pretty reasonable when it comes to price and is the more popular option when it comes to jewelry.
As for platinum, it is the most expensive option out of the three. Platinum is our industry’s highest quality option for the “silver colored” precious alloys. It holds the best value, most durable, and the lowest maintenance out of all the silver toned precious alloys. The higher the percentage of pure platinum, the higher the value. Platinum jewelry is of good quality and will last. Investing in a platinum piece will be worth it if you’re willing to spend the money.
Which One is Right for Me?
Let’s chat facts and lifestyle incompatibilities! For those that would like something that will stand the test of time and are willing to spend a little more, platinum would be a great option. For those who don’t mind putting in a little extra care and want something more affordable, silver or white gold can be for you. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll cherish it forever!
Wasn’t that fun learning about the differences between platinum, silver gold, and white gold?! As always, be sure to follow us on our socials and visit our website to keep up with all things Love & Promise! Talk to you soon Rosettes!