Working Platinum

working-platinumHereby you can see some Platinum that is glowing red hot while carefully being fused together. This is done in order to create a bar of platinum with enough size to allow for our jeweller to manipulate the metal to a width large enough for a very wide gents wedding ring ordered by one of our clients.

Platinum must be heated to a minimum temperature of roughly 1780 degrees celsius before it will turn to its molten liquidus form, where as 18ct white gold only needs to reach a minimum temperate of roughly 1100 degrees celcius.

Platinum, often referred to as the ‘rarest of the precious metals’ is an extremely dense and long wearing white metal that does not need to be rhodium plated (unlike white gold) due to its special properties that prevent it from tarnishing or oxidising when exposed to air or water.

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