What is Platineve?
Platineve is a proprietary jewelry plating that is mostly platinum and other metals such as rhodium (but is nickel free). It is reportedly more lustrous and claims to have a higher resistance to scratching than other white metal platings currently on the market which makes it desirable in jewelry plating. You will see it featured in necklaces, earrings and rings under the Platineve branding.
Speaking of metal, the top 3 contenders for the title of the strongest metal in the world are tungsten, osmium and titanium. Although lower in density than tungsten and osmium, titanium is known for its strength, high strength:weight ratio, high ductility, resistance to corrosion and a decently high melting point (exceeding 1,650 degrees C or 3,000 degrees F).
In recent metal news, police in Hudson, NH, have arrested a man suspected of stealing at least 20,000 pounds of scrap metal from a recycling business. Police said a dumpster containing the scrap metal was taken from Colt Recycling in Hudson. Police said the container alone was valued at about $3,500 and the scrap metal was valued at about $4,000.