I want to wear diamonds at my wedding. Which metal should I set them in?

Diamonds look best with white because they accentuate its brilliance and colour, which is why the options then narrow down to two metals: white gold and platinum. Although both of these look similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Here is what we think you should consider when wearing diamonds and why we think Platinum is the best choice.

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1) Diamonds are precious, so choose a metal that gives them the most secure hold

To hold a diamond firmly in place, you need a metal that is strong and durable. Since platinum is 40% denser than white gold, it offers greater strength, durability and protection to diamonds, making it the best setting for those who want to wear their jewellery regularly and even hand it down as a heirloom decades later. It is also noteworthy to know that the most famous diamonds, like the Hope, Jonker Diamond Number One, and the Koh-i-Noor were all secured by platinum settings.

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2) It will always accentuate a diamond’s brilliance and colour

Platinum is a naturally white metal that even decades later won’t cast its colour onto the diamond. On the other hand, white gold is an alloy that is artificially created to achieve a white hue that may eventually loose its colour and lustre casting a yellow tint onto the diamonds. But, platinum even generations down the line, will never fade nor tarnish. It is a metal that will always look exactly the way it did when you first bought it, ensuring that your diamonds will stand out come rain or shine.

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Platinum. The pure metal.

Did you know that white gold is an alloy created using yellow gold? To keep its white colour white gold, will usually need to be re-plated, whereas platinum is naturally white and will not cast any colour onto a diamond. Being 95% pure, Platinum will never fade, just like the bond you share with your loved one.

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