Platinum jewelries are considered to be one of the most precious keepsakes today due to its rarity and timeless beauty. Because of its rising popularity especially on engagement rings and wedding rings, a lot of jewelers take advantage of providing inaccurate information regarding the purity of a certain platinum jewelry to maximize sales.
Ever since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has regulated certain rules and standards pertaining to platinum jewelry, consumers today will not have any issues looking for the perfect jewelry just by checking the purity and beauty of the piece. It is the job of the platinum jewelers and makers to construct the finest piece possible to satisfy the ISO 9001 Standards.
Types of Platinum Jewelries:
• Platinum Ring
Ideal for engagement and wedding rings, birthdays and anniversaries.
• Platinum Earrings
Ideal for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.
• Platinum Necklace
One of the nicest gifts you can give to your kids as a keepsake.
• Platinum Bracelet
Although quite rare, it is always nice to have a jewelry that can stand wear and tear.
• Platinum Pendant
Ideal for holiday gifts and memorabilia that would survive for ages and ages.
To ensure that all of the quality control standards for platinum jewelries are met, there are a certain set of testing and platinum jewelry inspection processes to be taken to guarantee the overall product. Here are some of the best known practices when platinum jewelries are involved:
The pre-production inspection process is used to verify that all of the necessary materials and equipment for melting platinum are in working order and are free from any damages or defects to ensure that all of the platinum-based jewelries, regardless of purity, are to be constructed in high quality materials. Machineries that fail the inspection process must be replaced to avoid any errors in the future.
The materials inspection process is used to thoroughly inspect and verify that all of the gemstones to be used are chip and damage-free to ensure that all of the precious gemstones and the couplings to be used are in perfect condition. By using a magnification device, gemstones that show signs of cracks or any damages under microscopic level will be considered “DEFECTIVE” and will be rebuffed or replaced.
CRAFT AND ASSEMBLY INSPECTION
This inspection process aims to ensure that all of the needed components are complete and are in working order. The real purpose for this inspection is to verify that all of the jewelries on the assembly line are free from damages, defects or deformations. Items that are found to have these qualities will be marked as defective. Although Platinum deformation is very rare, it happens due to human errors.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
The design and construction inspection process is used to verify that all of the platinum jewelries that came out of the assembly line are ready for the designing and modeling. Each platinum jewelry piece will undergo casting, polishing and plating and will be checked for inaccuracies during the molding process. Each piece that shows defects will be sent to molding to repeat the process.
Platinum Earrings and Rings – since platinum is a very hard material, resizing these jewelries require sophisticated machinery to properly burn platinum. These items must be thoroughly inspected and checked for the exact dimensions prior to the final inspection to save production time.
The visual inspection process is used to thoroughly inspect the different platinum jewelries for any damages, deformations, and other production anomalies that might have occurred. Each piece will be inspected using a state-of-the-art microscope to ensure that all of the precious metals and alloys and as well as gemstones are in pristine condition prior to final labeling and inspection.
Platinum Earrings and Rings – each piece will be thoroughly inspected to verify that the ring and earrings are perfectly round in shape to ensure that all of the materials used are more than perfect.
WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENT INSPECTION
The weight and measurement inspection process is used to thoroughly inspect and accurately take down its official fineness and purity to ensure that all of the pieces being inspected have the correct product specifications prior to the final testing and inspection process. Items that have inaccurate information or are weighed more/less will be re-checked for proper repairs to save on production time.
The authenticity inspection process is used to thoroughly inspect and verify the accuracy of the pre-markings done by individual jewelers. Each item will undergo different sets of tests to properly determine the purity, weight and wholeness of the platinum jewelries to ensure that the label is true to its product specifications. Items that fail the inspection process will be labeled as “REJECTED” and will be re-assessed once proper fixes have been made.