If you own a piece of precious metal jewelry, you have likely noticed a small stamp on a hidden part of the ring, necklace, bracelet or earring. These stamps are known as a jewelry hallmark, and appear on almost all precious metal jewelry. Jewelry hallmarking can give you clues as to the jewelry’s Read More
Why is Platinum Much More Expensive Than Gold?
Platinum is a hypoallergenic virtually pure precious metal. Jewelry stores who sell high quality platinum offer 950 Grade (95% pure platinum) jewelry. Anything less should not be considered either pure or hypoallergenic or of substantive quality.
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As mentioned in our article about Holiday Proposals, December is by far the most popular month for couples to get engaged. Despite the economic outlook, couples are still falling in love, pledging to spend their lives together, and planning weddings. The good news for today’s couple on a budget is Read More
Italian humanist Julius Caesar Scaliger described platinum in 1557 as an unknown noble metal found between Darién and Mexico, "which no fire nor any Spanish artifice has yet been able to liquefy". King Louis XV of France declared platinum the only metal fit for a king in the 18th century. Today, platinum Read More
Although platinum is 30 times rarer than gold, the two metals' prices collided throughout the day and finally closed with gold at $822 per ounce and platinum at $823! Today's $1 spread was nothing short of historical for precious metals; the last time platinum and gold met at such close quarters was Read More
Men's Solid Platinum Cross Pendant
Apples of Gold Jewelry introduces its most popular men's cross pendant in Solid Platinum.
Our Men's Platinum Cross Pendant is a fully solid cross made with guaranteed 950 grade platinum purity.
The pendant measures 1 3/4" tall x 1" wide and 2.5mm thick.
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Platinum fell below $800 an ounce on Thursday--a welcome sight for most in the fine jewelry industry, who consequently are able to lower platinum jewelry prices in hopes of motivating consumers to purchase such items as platinum wedding bands.
Platinum has exhibited nothing short of a bona fide crash Read More
Gold and jewelry enthusiasts, even economists and investors, have been closely watching the unpredictable gold market in the past several years as it began to behave uncharacteristically erratic. But platinum, its more expensive counterpart, has been largely ignored.
Platinum has had some dramatic Read More