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 jewelry buzz, Hello Kitty’s recent 40th anniversary has spawned yet another fabulous collaboration we’re after: nOir Jewelry, a N.Y.C.-based brand known for bold statement pieces decked out in gemstones, has created a 20-style collection in honor of the adorable cat—actually, scratch that—adorable girl with the unforgettable bow. Read more at InStyle.com.
Of interest find out the 10 common mistakes jewelers make when plating from Stuller.com.