Why You Should Definitely Consider a Platinum Engagement Ring

Woman Wearing a Platinum Engagement Ring

A proposal is one of life’s most memorable moments. And we know that the look on her face when you pop the question with a stunning diamond platinum engagement ring is a memory you will cherish for a lifetime. We’d love to help you make that moment a reality!

Our diamond ring experts have put together a helpful list to guide you through the journey of choosing an incredible platinum ring. From selecting the perfect diamond shape to considering custom ring design services, we’re here to help make engagement ring shopping an exciting experience.

Why a Platinum Engagement Ring?

Platinum ASHOKA and Shield Diamond Side Stone Engagement Ring

We know better than anyone how tough it can be to select her forever ring. If she hasn’t been dropping little hints, there are several factors you’ll need to consider. From its stunning appeal to undeniable durability, a platinum ring setting is certainly worth exploring. While gold metal jewelry is always a classic choice, there are many facts about platinum that make it desirable for her engagement ring, including these five benefits that stand out to many couples. 

1. Platinum is a Rare Metal

While many of us think of gold as a rare metal, platinum is 30 times rarer. In fact, only an average of 90 tons of platinum are mined each year to create platinum engagement rings and other fine jewelry pieces. In comparison, 2,700 tons of gold are mined to make gold jewelry pieces.   

2. Platinum Rings are Pure

A platinum ring or any fine jewelry platinum piece is typically made with 85-95% pure platinum. Its 14k gold metal counterpart is only comprised of 58.3% pure gold. While the remaining 5% of a platinum ring is made up of palladium, iridium, ruthenium, and additional alloys, its purity adds to its appeal and rarity.

3. Platinum Engagement Rings Will Not Tarnish

Emerald and Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Your bride-to-be will love the striking appeal of her platinum diamond ring for years to come, as the metal is known for its tarnish-free properties. Platinum’s chemical properties make it a non-corrosive metal that will remain stunning for a lifetime.

4. Platinum is Fade-Resistant

Yes, it’s true! Her gorgeous platinum ring setting will never fade. Women adore platinum engagement rings and platinum wedding bands for this very reason. And who wouldn’t want a diamond ring perched on their finger looking as lovely as the day you proposed? 

5. Platinum is Extremely Durable

When you think about your bride-to-be’s daily activities and lifestyle, is she active? Does she work with her hands? Prone to bump, scratch, or bend her jewelry? Since she’ll be wearing her platinum engagement ring ‘til death do you part, her active hands may benefit greatly from the durable metal.

Platinum’s strength makes it ideal for a diamond setting, which is another reason it’s so desirable for diamond engagement rings. Since platinum is dense, it’s also not prone to metal loss over the years, so her platinum ring setting will provide additional reinforcement to its diamonds.

Is Platinum Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Platinum Radiant Cut Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

A platinum diamond ring is ideal for sensitive skin since the metal is hypoallergenic. Unfortunately, some people experience skin irritations from precious metals. If you know your significant other has a metal allergy or sensitive skin, platinum is known for reducing skin irritation and has a much lower risk of causing metal allergic reactions.

Does Metal Color Affect a Diamond’s Size?

No, it’s not a myth. Your choice of precious metal can play a role in the appearance of a diamond’s size. This can be great news if you’re on a budget and you still want to make the best impression possible. Diamonds are highly reflective stones, so the color of her ring’s metal that encases the stone can make her diamond’s carat weight appear larger than it is.

Our Favorite Platinum Engagement Ring Styles

There are numerous engagement ring styles to choose from, and it can be quite overwhelming. While we truly believe the right one will catch your eye and melt your heart, we also know how much goes into finding the perfect ring. And if this is a surprise proposal, a little help from our engagement ring experts can go a long way. We’ve put together some of our favorite platinum engagement ring styles to help you narrow down your choices:

Solitaire Platinum Ring Style


Solitaire Pear Five Prong Engagement Ring
Solitaires are a timeless style that flatters any ring finger. The single center stone nestled in a platinum setting provides maximum exposure to light. The classic ring style provides endless wedding band pairing options


Halo Ring Style

Our halo platinum engagement rings always make a popular choice. Known for their accent diamonds which surround the center stone, this style creates a magnificent halo effect. The platinum setting paired with the halo diamonds gives her center stone a larger carat size appearance.

Three-Stone Engagement Ring Style

If you are a sentimental couple, you’ll appreciate the three-stone ring style. Offered in an array of diamond shapes, the trinity ring combines three diamonds, representing a couple’s past, present, and future. The gorgeous ring style highlights the center stone, placing it slightly higher than each accent stone for optimal appeal.

Customize Your Perfect Platinum Engagement Ring

Platinum Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Many couples consider custom engagement ring services for a variety of reasons. Most often, we have clients tell us they just can’t seem to find “the one.” We understand the time and patience that go into searching for the right ring, so let us help make it just right with our custom design services.

Couples may also consider custom design for additional reasons, including:

  • Incorporating a family heirloom
  • Recreating a design to meet their needs
  • Surprising her with a one-of-a-kind ring

A customized platinum diamond ring option offers you the freedom to create a unique ring with sentimental value. Whether you’ve envisioned the perfect platinum ring setting or wish to combine the look of her favorite designs, a custom service with a skilled jeweler and design team can help turn her dream ring into a reality.   

As you embark on your platinum engagement ring journey, we’d like to invite you to visit us at a Fink’s Jewelers near you.