Engagement ring trends have differed over the generations and even the more modern styles have a history that dates back as far as the Egyptians. As handmade jewellery become more refined over time, so did the materials that we used. We can now enjoy rarer metals such as platinum in our engagement rings – a finish instantly associated with premium quality. Platinum engagement rings have many benefits when compared to other precious metal finishes. Mined at a rate of just 10% compared to that of gold, jewellery carved from this metal has an extra special feel and look about it, combined with many desirable benefits.
Platinum engagement rings are incredibly durable and although no metal is immune to scratching, platinum can certainly hold its own. Jewellery crafted from platinum will resist against wear and tear – perfect for a piece of life-long jewellery, losing no weight at all throughout its age. Platinum engagement rings can also be buffered and polished to their former state, complimenting a variety of different diamond cuts and styles. You will see many of our favourites within our collections, including the likes of our platinum solitaire brilliant cut diamond engagement rings, platinum emerald cut diamond engagement rings, platinum princess cut diamond rings and platinum brilliant cut diamond halo engagement rings. Many of our designs have been embellished with a dazzling set of diamond set shoulders which really bring out the silvery, shimmering shades of the diamonds and platinum once combined together.
Engagement rings in this finish also work brilliantly with a variety of different gemstones. Take for example, our platinum oval cut Tanzanite engagement ring with diamond encrusted shoulders, and our platinum cushion cut emerald diamond set engagement ring. The former features an exquisite blend of silver and deep blue shades, thanks to the elegant positioning of the Tanzanite set inside a classic platinum four claw set. The bevelled edges of the Tanzanite stone catch the light at different angles to create something entirely spectacular once adorned to the hand. The allure of the design is enriched with a set of glistening diamond set shoulders to add extra glamour to the lady’s hand – perfect for those who like a more luxurious finish, yet with a splash of something a little unique. The latter showcases a beautiful cushion cut emerald positioned at the centre of the design, with eight stunning brilliant cut diamonds surrounding it, all set inside a beautiful beaded frame and two baguette cut diamonds on either side of the emerald stone. The design is captivating, with the stunning glassy white shine of each diamond and the vibrancy of the rich green colour of the emerald, communicating beautifully with the stunning lustre of the platinum frame.
Platinum engagement rings are also pleasingly affordable. They not only have the ability to hold any stone completely intact, but they retain their colour too. The beautiful shade of this white metal will compliment an array of different ring styles finished in various precious metals, as well as having the ability to compliment so many outfits for every imaginable occasion. Platinum engagement rings are also wonderfully low maintenance. Requiring very little cleaning compared to other precious metals, they can be kept in top condition with just a regular clean from us here at Berry’s when needed.