is a valuable white metal. 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.
is the most ductile metal of the metal family i.e. Gold, Silver, Copper. Platinum
like Gold doesn't oxidize but will and can corrode with sulfur, 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. Platinum
can be mixed with Gold to make a beautiful wedding band or a chain with Gold
and Platinum links.
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. Platinum
isn't a jewelers 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 sometimes
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
never had any complaints about my Platinum 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
tons of Platinum mined in 2010 113 tons 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, can be formed into ingots and coins which
are traded and collected on the precious metal market.
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