If you're in the market for fine jewellery or an engagement ring, you may be considering whether to choose platinum or gold.

Both metals are popular choices for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other special pieces, but they have some key differences that you should be aware of.

First, let's talk about platinum.

This is a white metal that is known for its durability and resistance to tarnish. It is also denser and heavier than gold, which gives it a unique feel and look. Platinum is more expensive than gold, but many people find that it is worth the investment due to its longevity and timeless beauty.

On the other hand, gold is a yellow metal that is softer and more malleable than platinum. It is also less expensive, making it more accessible to many people.

Gold is often alloyed with other metals, such as copper or silver, to give it additional strength and durability.

One thing to keep in mind is that the purity of gold is measured in karats. Pure gold is 24 karats, but it is too soft to be used in jewellery on its own. Therefore, it is usually alloyed with other metals to give it additional strength. The karatage of gold refers to the percentage of gold in the alloy. For example, 18k gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals, while 14k gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals.

If you're considering white gold, it's important to note that gold is naturally yellow. White gold is created by plating the gold with rhodium, a white metal that is more expensive and more durable than gold. This process gives the gold a white appearance, but it may require re-plating over time to maintain its color.

No matter which metal you choose, it's important to pay attention to the casting process.

Proper casting is crucial to ensure that the finished product is of high quality and free of porosity, or tiny holes or voids in the metal.

These defects can weaken the structure of the jewellery and make it more prone to breakage.

At Mouza Fine Jewellery, we take pride in our attention to detail and commitment to quality.

We use advanced casting techniques to ensure that our platinum and gold jewellery is free of porosity and has a smooth, consistent finish.

Our wide range of platinum and gold pieces includes engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewellery that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Book a virtual appointment from the comfort of your own home and speak to your personal diamond expert.

December 20, 2022 — Amr Ramadan’s

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