Differences between white gold and platinumGerman López Pérez
On German Jeweler We help you choose between a jewel in white gold or platinum and for this we give you five reasons that explain the value of both metals:
Although both metals are white but only platinum has this color by nature. White gold does not exist as such, since it is the result of the alloy of 75% gold and 25% of other metals, responsible for giving them the white tone; In addition, as a final step, a layer of rhodium is added to give the jewel a shine.
Over time, if the jewel is worn frequently, white gold tends to yellow, losing its whitish hue. For this reason, white gold jewelery requires maintenance that preserves its color by means of rhodium baths. On the contrary, platinum jewelry is more resistant and maintains its shine more over the years.
Platinum is a much denser and heavier metal than gold, so it is much less flexible and manipulable. This requires more time and dedication to the jewelery making phase, which increases the price of this metal.
As we have already mentioned, platinum jewelry preserves its natural characteristics in all its purity. While white gold is originated by alloying various metals.
Platinum is stronger than gold, so it lasts longer in good condition. It is less susceptible to corrosion or breakage, but in the case of scratching, the repair will be more complex but will not cause damage to the metal. On the contrary, white gold is more sensitive to bumps or scratches, which can cause more scratches.
5. SKIN SENSITIVITY:
Platinum jewelry can be the perfect alternative for those who are more sensitive and may suffer allergic reactions to a component of gold.