Experience with Platinum bands???

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
329 posts
Helper bee

anarchyprincess :  

I have a number of antique and vintage platinum rings/bands (I collect rings) and none are warped. This includes my e-ring, an Edwardian (c1910) ring with carved shank:

Barring extreme force, you should have no issues 🙂

Post # 3
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I have a platinum ring and I did have the settings break on me but in all honesty I wasn’t being as careful as I should have been with it. When they remade the setting they used a stronger platinum , platinum 10 something like that sorry I can’t rember what it’s called. But I have not had any issues since 

Post # 4
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

My ering is platinum from the 1920s and isn’t bent or warped at all!!

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee

anarchyprincess :  I think this is one of those….it depends answers.  If you plan on getting a shank that is less than 1.8 mm, then I would probably choose gold over platinum.  When it is thin, it can bend, scratch and get misshapen over time. Platinum also holds pave better but again, if the band is too thin, it might be better to go for gold. 

In order to get the best platinum, you have to ask what the alloy is. The most durable platinum that will last for generations and doesn’t show as many scratches is Pt950 & Ruthenium. Tiffany’s is said to use this although it is trade secret. Many of the high end jewelers also use PT900 & Iridium, which is still very strong but is not my favorite. I don’t think their hallmark’s are recognized everywhere but it is still commonly used in the US. Some of the cheaper jewelery is made with Ptt950 & Iridium which is very soft and will dent & scratch very easily. I have rings from the Chinese moissanite companies and they use Pt950 & Palladium, which does show scratches and can bend quite easily (as I have found out).  I also have a ring from Sweden and they use Platinum & Cobalt. This is a more brittle platinum and has a silvery finish.  As long as you pick a company that uses the first two, and the shank is not too thin, I think platinum is a great choice IMO.

Post # 7
9444 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think my bands are 2.2 but I’ve had zero issues with my platinum rings. It’s still a very strong metal.

Post # 8
6443 posts
Bee Keeper

anarchyprincess :  I have a platinum ring and the bottom of the ering is 4mm and the band itself is 2mm and they haven’t bent out of shape at all and I’m prety tough on my rings.

Post # 9
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

My e ring and wedding band are both 2mm platinum. No warping or bending yet. I don’t baby them either other than doing  no gym and no heavy lifting in them because I think that’s  part of what causes warping. My grandmother had a gold wedding set and wasn’t even married to her second husband long and they warped something fierce during that time. So I am just mindful of the heavy lifting and wear it through everything else.

Post # 10
7919 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

anarchyprincess :  my e-ring and wedding band are both platinum and are still perfectly round – no bending after 5.5, 4.5 years respectively. I also have a platinum ring that I got for my 16th birthday that I wore every single day for like a decade that also never bent. You won’t have issues with warping if you get platinum. 

Post # 11
1245 posts
Bumble bee

anarchyprincess :  I think I read in Australia that 18K white gold is getting alloyed with palladium more commonly, which is free from nickel.  I always prefer platinum for the weight but a gold/palladium ring might be a an option for you too. Doesn’t need rhodium plating as often.  

Post # 12
322 posts
Helper bee

I have a 2mm band and zero issues with it bending out of shape. 

Post # 13
2687 posts
Sugar bee

My e-ring from my first marriage was platinum and it was always bending.  Had to take it in multiple times to have it re-rounded.


Post # 14
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

I have an Edwardian wedding band (1910) and that thing is holding up strong. I am not nice to it either. It’s survived me building things, mucking out the chicken coop and every day wear.  So, I figure if my antique ring is okay yours probably will be too. 

Post # 15
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I have a ring that was my grandmother’s 25th anniversary gift. That was over 50 years ago an no warping.

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