Since its discovery, platinum has become popular as an alternative to the traditional gold wedding ring. Not only does platinum’s rarity make it a precious metal, its bright colour and durability make it a popular choice as it can be engraved with designs that catch the light and glitter brightly without losing their crispness as the metal gets older.
Because platinum represents prosperity and good fortune, platinum wedding rings are a popular choice of rings for both men and women. Orla James offers platinum wedding rings in a variety of both style and design. In fact, all of our platinum wedding rings can be finished to suit your specific needs. Starting with the basics, we provide classic court rings, D shaped, flat and flat court rings, all of which can be embellished with the designs and finishes you prefer and all of our wedding rings can be engraved on the inside with a name or brief message.
If you are finding it difficult to choose the perfect ring for you, then we provide a sample service. We understand that making the right choice of wedding ring is extremely important and as you can’t come to us to try on the rings before you make your purchase, we feel it our duty to send samples to you. We’ll mail you examples of sizes and styles so you can see how you like the fit and design at home, without the pressure of a retailer selling you anything. We believe that finding the right platinum wedding ring should be your choice, and not dependent on the latest fashions or sales techniques.
Platinum was identified as an element in the 18th century by metallurgist Charles Wood. Only a small number of deposits have so far been found and it’s this scarcity, as well as the other properties of colour and durability that make this new metal so precious. Although it wasn’t identified as an element until the 1700s, it had been used in art and ceremonial artefacts in pre-conquest South America. Once it had been identified, other deposits were discovered, chief among these now is the Bushveld region of South Africa with reserves found in 1906.
Platinum is a brilliant white metal that, unlike silver, won’t tarnish, or have any engraving wear down. Platinum’s most important property is that it is an inert metal which is harder than either gold or silver. Being unreactive, it doesn’t tarnish, rust, change colour or become dull. As with any precious metal, it won’t react with the skin either, making it perfect for your wedding ring. These properties make it easy for us to make and keep the Orla James Promise. Not only do we send out our rings free of charge to all UK addresses, we promise to look after your ring for a lifetime. If your ring requires cleaning, polishing or re-sizing, we will do that for you free of charge.
As platinum is so rare and attractive it is a very popular choice for wedding rings. Its colour lends itself perfectly to being set with diamonds as they catch the light in a way that suits the metal and their value and symbolism suit the metal too. A precious metal that won’t tarnish compliments a stone that lasts forever. This union perfectly compliments the marriage ceremony.
People who choose to buy their partner a platinum engagement ring are advised to consider a platinum wedding ring too as putting other metals beside it tends to make them look less alluring.
While gold bands will always be considered the tradition for wedding rings platinum wedding rings will equally be considered stylish and enduring. Unlike gold, platinum is a metal that can hold an intricate engraving for generations.
Platinum is also fast becoming the most popular choice for the A list with many celebrities choosing to use platinum rings to seal their marriage.
Because we are an online retailer, we have very few costs compared to the high street. Since we keep overheads low we are able to provide platinum and platinum diamond wedding rings so desired by the glitterati at a far more reasonable price, sometimes as much as 60% less than comparable wedding rings that you would find in the shops. You choose your style and design and we will have it delivered to you in a matter of days. Postage is free, as is engraving a message or name inside the ring.
Purchasing a wedding ring is as much a commitment as the wedding itself so if you have any queries you can live chat with us or call to discuss your requirements.
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