Platinum Precious Metal
is one of my personal favourite metals. Platinum has an atomic number of 78
and a chemical symbol of PT. Platinum's name is derived from a Spanish word
platina which means little silver. Platinum is a malleable, ductile, gray white
precious metal. It has 6 natural occurring isotopes. Platinum is one of the
earth's rarest elements in its crust. Platinum is the most ductile metal of
the metal family i.e. Gold, Silver, Copper.
like Gold doesn't oxidize but will and can corrode with sulphur, cyanides, halogen.
Pure Platinum is a good deal harder then pure Iron. Platinum is a great metal
for use in jewelry due to its inability to tarnish and durability.
can be mixed with Gold to make a beautiful wedding band or a chain with Gold
and Platinum links. Platinum is a beautiful color but does and will get small
scratches which are semi difficult to remove unlike Gold which is fairly easy
to remove scratches out of.
isn't a jewellers favorite metal to fix due to its hardness. Once you bend Platinum
a few times its hard to retain its original shape. Jewelers have trouble some
times with Platinum and setting stones if the Platinum has been bent a lot.
I enjoy Platinum because I know it's a strong metal and can definitely with
stand my daily activities as a writer and philanthropist. I have never had any
complaints about my
jewelry because it has never let me down. The only down side to buying a Platinum
band is if the ring doesn't fit and must be sized you need to look for a good
jeweler who a long experience with sizing Platinum cause it can be tricky and
the end result may not be as good as you expect with a less then seasoned expert.
Platinum is a costly and rare metal but still is widely used in a vehicle catalytic
converter to help with vehicle emissions.
Of the 245
tonnes of Platinum mined in 2010 113 tonnes where used in vehicle emission control
devices. Platinum is used in many other things from oxygen sensors and engine
parts. Platinum is mostly mined in South Africa and is much rarer to find then
Gold and Silver. Platinum is often mistaken for Silver because of its similar
color. Platinum like Gold and Silver has ingots and coins which are traded and
collected on the precious metal market.
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