Platinum is one of the rarest and most coveted metals in the world, with only about 130 tons being mined annually. For this reason it fetches a very high price, and is subsequently one of the prime components in luxury jewelry. If you’re going to spend a considerable amount on a platinum piece you should at least make sure it fits your personal style by adding your own special flare. The following are three tips to help you incorporate platinum into your personal style.
Create Custom Pieces with Platinum Wire
It is much cheaper to buy platinum wire than it is to buy chunks of pure platinum; not to mention the expensive and difficult process required to shape and mold platinum into custom pieces. Wire gives you the flexibility and affordability needed to create a custom piece from scratch without breaking the bank. In addition, it is very malleable, and once you have molded it into a desired shape you can use dental plaster to solidify the piece without affecting aesthetic appeal. Since platinum is one of the heaviest precious metals in existence (with a 6-inch block weighing as much as a grown man), even the thin wire carries enough weight and density to feel valuable – it doesn’t feel like flimsy soldering wire. If you ever decide you don’t want your homemade jewelry anymore you can always find brokers you can sell scrap platinum too.
Personalized Wristbands and Rings
Another great way to incorporate platinum into your personal style is to have a custom wristband or ring made. Consider having your name or a special phrase engraved into it to add sentimental value. You can take a platinum jewelry piece that you already own to a jeweler and have them add an inscription or you can order a custom piece from one of the many online custom jewelry makers. While custom platinum jewelry pieces will cost more, the personal touch may be worth the extra money.
Add a Platinum Pendant to Your Favorite Necklace
Platinum pendants stand out more than any other kind because of this metal’s unique shine and luster. Adding a pendant or locket to your necklace is a good way to show a loved one that you care or represent your own personal beliefs. Custom jewelry makers can easily mold platinum into a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your preferences. Alternatively, you could purchase a premade platinum locket and insert a miniature picture into it.