Platinum ring styles
Platinum rings have become more reflective of personal style as new designs, personal touches, and creative possibilities are made available. The following is a guide to some of the elements you may want to consider when choosing your own platinum ring, whether to celebrate your engagement, your wedding or simply find the perfect platinum ring you will always treasure.
Platinum is known for its ductility and pliability, giving you plenty of scope to further personalise your platinum ring with designs.
Familiarise yourself with some popular styles.
Milgrain: A raised, beaded line.
Weave/braid: A raised design that resembles strands of metal woven together.
Beveled edge: An angled edge with a contrasting or complementary finish.
Filigree: Make the most of platinum’s unique qualities using fine wire to create an antique look with elaborate patterns such as rosettes, spirals or vines.
Consider how wide the band of your platinum ring should be. Standard widths are between 2mm and 6mm, but bands of up to 12 mm can be ordered. Wider bands allow for more design details, including engraving.
Profile describes the shape of the exterior of the platinum band:
round profile is often called "classic" or "domed".
The flat profile is flat on both the interior and exterior surfaces.
Consider whether you want a round or flat profile. Both styles are available in the comfort fit, which curves to fit the finger, reducing rubbing and irritation.
A variety of finishes can be applied to the surface of a platinum ring. Matching finishes are popular for engagement and wedding bands, the most common being:
A high shine finish achieved with polishing brushes and emery powder.
Matte or Brushed:
A smooth look that creates a textured finish.
Also a brushed finish, but with a finer texture than matte.
Platinum doesn’t wear away over time so the possibilities for engraving are endless: from inscriptions on either the inside or outside of the band, to line designs and symbols, your chosen message will endure for all time.