Some will argue that platinum is the hero of the jewelry world. It is durable, hypoallergenic, tarnish resistant and especially rare. A single ounce of platinum takes 10 tons of ore to create, thus making platinum jewelry about 90% pure platinum. In the next few months we will be discussing the history of metals, we hope you will join us for the ride. This month’s subject — PLATINUM.

Unlike most metals, platinum jewelry looks better over time. When platinum is scratched there is no mass lost. As time passes, platinum develops something called a “patina” — a finish that gives a jewelry piece a vintage feel. This finish and the nature of the metal keeps platinum engagement and wedding rings stunning yet strong over decades of wear.

As durable as platinum is, the metal is still prone to scratches. We recommend safely storing your jewelry when not in use. And though platinum is not as susceptible to acids like other metals, we also recommend giving it regular care to ensure its durability and resistance.

It’s safe to say we’re fans of all things jewelry here at Heart 2 Heart. Pay us a visit on Kapiolani Boulevard or explore our site to see why. We’ve got platinum, silver, gold — you name it.