The start of widespread use of platinum in (Western) jewelry took place in the late 19th century. Around the 1870s, although platinum could be melted in Deville’s furnace, there was not any way for jewelers to fuse the metal to itself in their workshops. Fusing thin platinum foil to gold was possible though and consequently, this technique marked the first appearance of the metal in jewelry.
I would never take this ring off, honestly, why am I even listing it? A beautiful early 20th-century band, the band features molten platinum edges and is hallmarked PLAT in confirmation.
Materials & Features: 22k gold, platinum
Age/Origin: Early 20th C
Measurements: Size 7.75, 3.2 grams
Marks: Hallmarked 'PLAT'
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Hallmark partially worn.
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