History of Platinum Jewelry
Platinum was introduced into the narrative of jewelry making much later than silver or gold. It was not until the 1500s, during the Colombian exchange, that platinum came into worldwide usage. It has become incredibly popular in the last 200 years.
Qualities of the Metal
Platinum is an incredibly rare material that has only been found in a few places in South Africa, North America and Russia. It is sought after for its shine, extreme durability and non-reactive nature. Because of the later quality, platinum is desired for many applications in chemical refinement and high-tech electronics in addition to being used in jewelry.
Platinum is a good option for people who are allergic to other metals. Unlike gold and silver, platinum is a hard metal that can stand alone in jewelry without additional alloys. The purity of the metal is less reactive and protects your skin.