A common question we get from clients is “Platinum vs white gold for my ring? What should I choose?”
At Katannuta Diamonds we always like to strike a balance between aesthetics, practicality, durability and affordability when we design and manufacture our engagement and wedding rings. Depending on the design of a ring, a significant amount of the cost of manufacture is tied to the metal that we use to make the ring and, given that engagement rings and wedding rings are intended to be worn “forever”, you want a metal that’s going to stand the test of time. There are currently only two metals that we are recommending (and manufacturing in) for our engagement rings – gold (white, rose and yellow) and platinum.
For many consumers, the platinum vs white gold ring debate is confusing because they don’t often know the difference between the two. Sometimes we’ll get someone asking for their ring in silver, because that’s the colour they like, not necessarily realising that silver is not practical for using in engagement rings or wedding rings.
We have always considered platinum to be the king of metals and up until about a year ago platinum was more expensive than gold. Now however, manufacturing a piece of jewellery in platinum costs less than making the piece in 18ct gold, which is a huge bonus for anybody looking for a white metal engagement ring or wedding band.