Why Consider Platinum Engagement Rings?

Platinum engagement rings are a popular choice, for good reason. The brilliant shine of this metal, coupled with its ability to bring out the whiteness of diamonds, makes it a versatile metal for many different ring styles. Keep reading to find out more about this metal to see why it is a great choice for engagement rings.

Top Reasons to Consider Platinum Engagement Rings

Why Consider Platinum Engagement Rings

To help you decide whether to choose platinum over gold for your ring, here are some of the biggest advantages that this metal offers for engagement rings.

Platinum is non-fading.

One of the challenges with wearing rings on a daily basis is that many metals begin to lose their colour over the years. This leads to the need for regular cleanups or polishing to restore your ring to its full colour. Unlike other metals, platinum does not fade. The colour will last a lifetime, making it ideal for a ring that is designed to be worn throughout each phase of your life.

Platinum is hypo-allergenic.

Skin irritations and metal allergies are far more common than you may realise and many brides are only aware of such an allergy when they wear their ring for on an ongoing basis. Metal allergies cause rashes and other problems that make wearing rings almost impossible. A major plus for anyone who is sensitive to metal, platinum is hypo-allergenic. That means that you will never have to worry about skin reactions when wearing your ring.

Platinum is non-corrosive.

This metal is also non-corrosive, which means that you won’t have to worry about rust or any other flaws – now or many years down the line. Your ring will always be in prime condition, year after year, decade after decade. If you plan on eventually handing down your ring to your child, this is a very important advantage.

Platinum is strong.

At the same time, the very nature of this metal makes it extremely strong, too. Platinum settings are far stronger than gold settings, adding an extra layer of resilience to your ring. Whether you have a complex setting or a simple setting, this will mean that your stones stay secure in their setting.

Platinum is durable.

Overall, platinum is a very durable, tough metal that will see you through the years. This metal has a far lower risk of damage and wear and tear. Provided you look after your ring and do not risk it by undertaking activities that put your ring at risk of damage, you should be able to avoid damage and breakages.

Platinum is beautiful.

Finally, it goes without saying that platinum is a bright, beautiful metal that adds instant impact to any ring design. The vivid metallic shine of platinum will ensure that your ring always stands out for all the right reasons. Whichever stone you pair the metal with, your ring is sure to be a stunner.

 

Browse our collection of platinum diamond rings today or get in touch with Cape Diamonds to find out more.

Daring & Dramatic Engagement Rings

While some brides prefer engagement rings that are subtle and minimal, others prefer rings that make a statement. Finding your dream ring no longer has to be a challenge – especially once you find a trusted jeweller that can bring your ring ideas to life. Keep reading to get inspired by some of the dazzling engagement rings we have seen recently.

Dare to be Bold With These Dramatic Engagement Rings

If you’re looking for something that goes beyond the ordinary, these dramatic, eye-catching engagement rings are sure to inspire.

Pave Loop

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Pave Loop

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With its pave encrusted loop and large centre diamond, this ring is bold enough to be eye-catching while still managing to not be too over the top. You can add more impact to the ring by adding a coloured diamond or a bright precious stone as the centre stone or by making one part of the ring a different metal for added contrast.

Two Tone

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Two Tone

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Two tone rings add plenty of drama. In this ring, a delicately twisting band is given contrast through the use of platinum or white gold and rose gold. This style would work equally well in yellow and white gold. Add even more boldness by opting for a colourful centre stone or even by adding colourful pave stones.

Morganite Bloom

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Morganite Bloom

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Morganite may not be the brightest coloured stone. It can, however, add impact when paired with a dramatic design. This floral-like bloom has a vintage style that works very well with the pink tone of the morganite. Diamonds or even pink sapphires can be added for extra colour and detail.

Chevron Pear

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Chevron Pear

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The design of this ring will certainly turn heads. A pear cut diamond, surrounded by tiny pave stones, flows into a chevron pave band at its tip. Add more drama with a coloured diamond or your favourite precious stone. Change up the metal or even alternate the colour by choosing coloured pave stones on the halo or band.

Black Sapphire

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Black Sapphire

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Black sapphires are certainly full of drama and intrigue. The sophisticated, retro glamour of this stone is ideal for a classic pear cut ring. A warmer toned metal will further help to add to the look of this ring, while platinum or white gold would keep it a bit more understated.

Geometric Tourmaline

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Geometric Tourmaline

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The vintage appeal of this geometric ring is enhanced by the contrast of yellow gold and purple-pink tourmaline. With small side diamonds, this ring has a beautiful antique look that is sure to appeal to brides-to-be who favour out of the ordinary jewellery.

Pave Twists

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Pave Twists

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Twisted pave bands are used here to create an intricate, unusual ring that is full of sparkle. This type of ring is proof that you do not need a single diamond to find a sparkly, bold ring. Instead, tiny diamonds help to maximise shine and add visual interest.

Three Layers

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Three Layers

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Can’t decide between white gold, yellow gold and rose gold? You can have all three metals with this ring. Three layers are stacked, connecting at the bottom to form one multi-hued ring. Tiny pave diamonds help to add sparkle without going over the top.

Gold Floral

Dramatic Engagement Rings - Gold Floral

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Forming part of the Cape Diamonds Fynbos Collection, the Blushing Bride solitaire ring features one of the Cape’s most spectacular fynbos species – the blushing bride. Floral motifs are a great way to add detail in a way that is feminine, romantic and interesting.

Contact Cape Diamonds to start planning your very own dream engagement ring today.