Platinum's origins in jewelry go back nearly 2,ooo years to the
Pre-Colombian Indian civilizations of South America. It's modern
tradition begins with the European court jewelers of the 18th
century and extends to the exquisite creations of the great jewelers
of the Edwardian era and the Art Deco period.
Today, it is used by jewelers around the world with skill and
inspiration to create dazzling innovations in jewelry technique
and design. Technically, no other metal compares to platinum for
strength and resistance to tarnish. This is why once the technique
of melting platinum in the workshop was established; jewelers
could use platinum's structural strength and untarnishable whiteness
to show off diamonds at their best.
the highest-class diamond jewelry will usually be mounted in delicate
platinum settings to secure and preserve the natural brilliance
of the stones. Knox Jewelers has a Master Platinum Smith that
has been designing and working with platinum and Platinum jewelry
for the past 40 years.
Jewelers Specializes in Platinum
The techniques for working gold jewelry cannot simply be applied
to platinum, which makes different demands on the jeweler's skills.
Platinum, the metal which extends the boundaries of jewelry design
and amplifies the brilliance of precious stones, can add value,
excitement and prestige to your jewelry collection too.