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  Platinum:  
  The rarest of all precious metals, platinum is an extremely popular metal for jewelry. It's durable, resists tarnishing and is hypo-allergenic. True Platinum is 95% pure with 5% alloy and should be marked with 950 Plat or Plat. European jewelers also use 90% pure or 900 platinum in Jewelry.

See also: Precious Metals, Assay, Platinum Education.

 

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