Embarking on the journey to find the perfect symbol of love is intriguing and perhaps overwhelming. You're met with intricate designs, the dazzle of diamonds, and the choice between precious metals. But what truly sets white gold and platinum apart? At Valquère, we believe in guiding you through this luxury experience, as we explore the 5Cs of difference: colour, care, composition, cost, and culture.  


The Nuances of Colour

While both white gold and platinum might seem similar in hue, they distinctly present themselves in Valquère’s handcrafted jewellery pieces. A white gold engagement ring illuminates with a silver touch, whereas platinum possesses a more nuanced grey appearance. This difference is notable, especially for the discerning eyes that value matchless white gold and platinum statement pieces.

As time unfurls, your white gold jewellery, composed of 75% fine yellow gold and 25% alloy, develops a subtle yellow sheen, requiring occasional rhodium-plating to retain its original brilliance. However, platinum retains its inherently white colour, delivering timeless elegance.

Care for Your Valquère Jewellery

As white gold naturally evolves with time, it may require regular attention to maintain its radiant appeal. After all, the rhodium plating that magnifies its lustre can wear off over time. On the other hand, the hypoallergenic and incredibly durable nature of platinum makes it an ideal choice for individuals with nickel allergies.

The Composition: What Makes the Difference?

White gold achieves its unique hue with a blend of yellow gold, silver, nickel, palladium, and occasionally manganese. The found elegance is either 14 or 18 carats of purity. In contrast, platinum stands triumphant in its hyper-allergenic nature and durability.

Unravelling the Cost Factor

Platinum, both rarer and heavier than gold, naturally attracts a higher price point, symbolizing a heightened level of luxury. White gold, costing roughly half of platinum, allows you the luxury of choosing a bigger diamond for your engagement ring without compromising the grandeur.

The Cultural Connotations

Gold reigns traditionally, symbolizing eternal love and commitment, making it a popular choice for engagement and wedding rings. Platinum, however, is fast becoming a symbol of wealth and prestige, mirroring Valquère’s vision of luxury and a statement made.

Whether you choose white gold or platinum, both are equally exquisite in their right. It is paramount to understand their unique characteristics as you embark on your luxury journey. Should you have any further queries, Valquère’s personal service is always at your disposal, ready to assist you in finding your perfect match.
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