in Jewelry: Platinum started to be used in jewelry in Europe about
the mid nineteenth century, but it was not until the 1924 find that
it started to become commonly used. It became very fashionable during
the art deco movement. It possesses very good mechanical properties
for jewelry, being strong, and highly durable. It is ideal for stone
settings as it has a low "spring-back" rate. In jewelry,
like other precious metals it is mixed with other metals to form
alloys. Before 1975 there was no requirement for platinum to be
assayed and hallmarked in Britain, therefore there was no recognized
standard. Because of this, most early pieces marked "plat"
or platinum, may be of very variable, and quite low fineness, and
most would fail modern assay standards. Our Platinum Jewelry includes
Platinum Chains, Platinum Bracelets, Platinum Earrings, Platinum
Pendants, Platinum Rings, Platinum Wedding Rings, Platinum Diamond
Rings, Platinum Anniversary Rings & Engagement Rings.