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Platinum Rings

For centuries, platinum was considered some sort of mystery metal. The pre-Columbian Americans were probably the first to recognize this metal, although they did not use pure platinum, but rather mixed it with other metals.

In the 16th century, the Spanish, who brought in gold from their South American conquests, saw platinum as an unwanted metal that caused impurity in gold. That's likely how platinum, which means "little silver" in Spanish, got its name. Platinum was frequently confused with silver.

The confusion disappeared when the unique characteristics of platinum were discovered. Platinum is very resistant to corrosion and does not tarnish. However, while it is a great material to use for rings, its extremely high melting point and the fact that it is less malleable than gold makes it a difficult material to work with.

Platinum's rarity contributes to the fact that platinum rings, especially platinum wedding bands, are among the most precious pieces of jewelry.


Quick Facts

  • Platinum is actually consists of a group of metals: osmium, ruthenium, palladium, rhodium, and iridium
  • In general, ten tons of ore must be mined to find one ounce of platinum
  • Most people own platinum, but more typically in their car as opposed to in a ring. Platinum is used in vehicle emissions control devices

Recommended Items at Auction

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PLATINUM 5.5MM HALF ROUND WEDDING RING
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
PLATINUM 5.5MM HALF ROUND WEDDING RING
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
platinum Wedding Ring Band Low Dome Comfort Fit 3mm
Dec 05, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Band Low Dome Comfort Fit 3mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,650- $1,980
$1000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 4 mm
Dec 05, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 4 mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,040- $2,450
$5000 Bids
Hand Made Celtic Wedding Ring Band in platinum 6mm
Dec 05, 12:00 AM PST
Hand Made Celtic Wedding Ring Band in platinum 6mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,400- $3,480
$5000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 2mm
Dec 06, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 2mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $810- $1,050
$1000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 4 mm
Dec 07, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 4 mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,040- $2,450
$5000 Bids
Hand Made Celtic Wedding Ring Band in platinum 6mm
Dec 07, 12:00 AM PST
Hand Made Celtic Wedding Ring Band in platinum 6mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,400- $3,480
$5000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Band Low Dome Comfort Fit 3mm
Dec 07, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Band Low Dome Comfort Fit 3mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,650- $1,980
$1000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 5 mm
Dec 09, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 5 mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,060- $1,350
$5000 Bids
Hand-Engraved Flower Wedding Ring Wide Band Platinum 7m
Dec 09, 12:00 AM PST
Hand-Engraved Flower Wedding Ring Wide Band Platinum 7m
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,350- $3,650
$5000 Bids
Dome Comfort Fit Wedding Ring Band platinum 5mm
Dec 08, 12:00 AM PST
Dome Comfort Fit Wedding Ring Band platinum 5mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,000- $3,600
$5000 Bids
Antique style Engraved Wedding Band w/ Filigree and Mil
Dec 10, 12:00 AM PST
Antique style Engraved Wedding Band w/ Filigree and Mil
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,610- $3,150
$5000 Bids
Hand Engraved Wedding Band Carved Ring in platinum 6.5m
Dec 10, 12:00 AM PST
Hand Engraved Wedding Band Carved Ring in platinum 6.5m
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $4,250- $5,100
$5000 Bids
Hand-Engraved Flower Wedding Ring Wide Band Platinum 7m
Dec 11, 12:00 AM PST
Hand-Engraved Flower Wedding Ring Wide Band Platinum 7m
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,350- $3,650
$5000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 5 mm
Dec 11, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 5 mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,060- $1,350
$5000 Bids
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 2mm
Dec 12, 12:00 AM PST
platinum Wedding Ring Low Dome Comfort Fit 2mm
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $810- $1,050
$1000 Bids
A platinum band
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A platinum band
by Halls Fine Art
Est: £150- £250
£1400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Platinum Rings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Halls Fine Art

Halls Fine Art

Quinn's Auction Galleries

Quinn's Auction Galleries