Platinum or White Gold? Pick the Right Metal for Your Engagement Ring



If you’re deciding between platinum and white gold, we are here to help you learn what sets the two precious metals apart. For starters, platinum is naturally white and doesn’t require upkeep to stay white over time, while white gold is yellow gold that has been plated to appear white and will require re-plating. Platinum is a popular choice for engagement rings because diamonds appear to “pop” against the metal’s bright-white color compared to yellow, white or rose gold, which reflect their own color into the diamond or gemstone.


Most importantly, platinum is stronger than gold. With the big investment you’ll make in an engagement ring, we recommend the most secure setting for the diamond. Platinum’s density helps it hold up to daily wear better than gold, so you’re sure to have your ring for decades—and anniversaries—to come.



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