Jewellery, like any subject, has its own terminology. This section contains a glossary of terms you may come across when researching platinum jewellery. Simply click on a letter to start your search.
This relates not only to the scarcity of a given metal, but to the demand for it in uses other than jewellery. For example, while supplies of both platinum and palladium are very limited, platinum is utilized in far more ways than palladium. Medical and industrial interests also compete for this already scarce metal. Greater demand on a smaller supply makes platinum more highly prized.