By the way, I think it is interesting to note that platinum is quantified in Parts Per Thousand whereas gold is described as a percentage of a hundred. So 1000 parts platinum would be Pure Platinum. 950 Platinum is 95% platinum and 5% or 50 parts other alloys and would be indicated on the inside of the ring as PLAT, 950, 950PT if indicated at all. Note that manufacturers are not required to indicate the content of the metal with an alloy stamp, but MUST stamp the ring with their hallmark (industry term for their trademark) if they indicate the alloy content inside of the ring with a stamp... 900 Platinum would be indicated in much the same way.Date: 12/1/2006 10:02:18 AM
This refers to the purity of the platinum - whether it''s 95% pure, 90% pure, 85% pure, 52.5% pure, etc. So the remaining portion of the metal that is not PT, must be some other alloy - like iridium.
Well as long as she knows that the ring is not solid platinum... it''s brass that has been plated with platinum.Date: 12/1/2006 10:12:15 AM
This is all the info that she gave me-I may have said it wrong a few min. ago. She really just wants to know has she made a mistake?
1- 7mm Brilliant Cut Solitaire/ 1.25 Ctw
18- 2mm Brilliant Accents/.75 ctw
Double Platinum-Rhodium Overlay Finish over Brass/ Nickel Free
Lets just say she got what she paid for. The plating will eventually wear off and then you are left with just brass.Date: 12/1/2006 10:25:29 AM
well is brass bad? She has an allergic reaction to fake jewerly it will turn her finger green-will this?
yea she bought it at an auction on ebay.