Platinum

Platinum Creation


 

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Boulces d’oreilles Platine pierre de lune et saphir noir




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Bague Platine pierre de lune et saphir noir




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Bague Trilogie Alchimie 30 platine




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Solitaire Accompagne platine




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Solitaire Accompagne platine




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Alliance Alchimie 1 à 13 platine




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Pendentif Carambole bleu platine




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Bague Marelie 1 a 4 rouge platine




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Bague perles Architecture platine




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Boucles d’oreilles Marelie rose platine




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Solitaire Alchimie Rond platine




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Bague French Kiss platine




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Solitaire Alchimie carre platine




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Solitaire Alchimie triangle platine




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Bague French kiss saphir platine




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Bague French kiss platine




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Anneau Astree platine




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Bague French kiss platine




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Bague French kiss platine




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Bague Trilogie Sens 15 platine




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Anneau T22 platine




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Bague Trilogie 180 pavage platine




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Anneau 3 amours platine




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Alliance Alchimie amande platine




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Anneau Astree platine




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Bague Essalois spinel platine




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Bague cite carree platine




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Bague Alchimie Trilogie 50 platine




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Archipolis diamant couleur platine




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Bague Opera diamant platine




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Anneau lisse platine




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Bague labyrinthe ronde platine




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Pendentif Trilogie sens 30 platine




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Pendentif guirlande carre court platine




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Pendentif guirlande carre long platine




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Pendentif guirlande rond long platine




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Pendentif guirlande rond court platine




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Pendentif guirlande triangle long platine




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Pendentif guirlande triangle court platine




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Pendentif guirlande losange long platine




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Pendentif guirlande losange court platine




 

Platinum Awards 2012




 
 
 
 
 
 
For the 2nd year in a row, Philippe TOURNAIRE has been awarded during the PLATINUM DESIGNS AWARDS which took place on the occasion of the International Baselworld Show just ended.

Acclaimed by more than 50 professional journalists coming from all over the world, the « FRENCH KISS » ring created by TOURNAIRE got the 1st prize of design and innovation.
TOURNAIRE’s collections had already been awarded and got the 1st prize in 2011 in the "Jewels for Men" category with the "FREE" ring which is the emblematic piece of jewellery by Tournaire.
 
 
 
 
 

Platinum Awards 2011




 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippe Tournaire obtained the 1st prize of the International “Platinum awards” contest taking place in the world’s biggest Jewelery and Watches fair in Basel, Switzerland, at the end of March.
The jury constituted by Swiss and foreign journalists specialized in Jewelery awarded the 1st prize of its category to the “FREE ring”.
By its original and unique style, the FREE ring is made of pure 999°/°°° platinum with a diamond. It costs 7.150 euros.
This rewarded pure platinum jewel is also available in gold or silver.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Platinum qualities


 

PURE :

Platinum is pure, naturally white and is kind to the skin.
 
Platinum is a naturally white metal so it will not cast any of its own colour into a diamond.
Usually 95% pure (by comparison 18 karat gold is 75% pure), platinum never fades or tarnishes but keeps its natural white colour for a lifetime.
As platinum is so pure, it is naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for those with sensitive skin.

 

ETERNAL :

Platinum is eternal, with everlasting radiance and durability.
 
Platinum’s unequalled durability and resistance to wear makes it the most secure and protective metal, which means your jewellery will be protected for a lifetime of wear.
Platinum does not change shape or wear away so precious stones are held firmly and securely.
The density of platinum makes it more durable than other jewellery metals.
 

RARE :

Platinum is rare, a treasure coveted by influential individuals for centuries.
 
Found in very few places around the world, platinum is 30 times more rare than gold.
Platinum jewellery is exclusive, a statement of individuality, and desired by those in the know.
 

VERSATILE :

Platinum is versatile, with remarkable qualities that have led to astonishing applications.
 
Its remarkable pliability allows it to be drawn out to a fine wire, enabling the creation of intricate platinum mesh accessories which could not be fashioned from other precious metals.
Platinum is also in demand in other fields, including the automobile industry, most notably in catalytic converters.
Platinum is a life-saving metal: More than 50,000 people live healthily thanks to the platinum used in their pacemakers. Platinum is not affected by the oxidizing reaction of blood, it is compatible with living tissue and it has excellent conductivity.
 
 

Platinum & other metals


 
What is the difference between platinum and white gold?
Platinum is a naturally white metal that will never lose its brilliant lustre. White gold is an alloy created using yellow gold. White gold looks similar to platinum, but it usually needs to be replated over time to maintain its white colour, adding additional expense.
 

How do I know that a piece of jewellery is made of platinum?
All platinum jewellery is hallmarked. There are a number of symbols or marks that have to be displayed on a piece of jewellery to indicate that it is high purity platinum.
 

How can I distinguish platinum from other white metals?
Platinum is denser than gold, so an identical ring made in platinum rather than gold would be around 40% heavier.
 

Why is platinum more expensive than gold?
Platinum’s rarity means that its price is invariably higher than that of gold.
The process of making a piece of platinum jewellery also requires a higher level of craftsmanship.
 
 

Platinum and diamonds


 

Diamonds


With a white lustre that never diminishes, platinum enhances a diamond’s sparkle. Platinum’s superior durability means that it is the most secure setting for precious stones.
The quality of diamonds is determined by the "4 Cs":
CUT: refers to the angles and proportions of the diamond. These determine its fire and sparkle. Cut also refers to the shape of the stone – round, square, pear or heart, for example.
COLOUR: defines the degree to which a diamond is colourless. The more colourless the diamond, the more valuable it is.
CLARITY: is determined by the number of inclusions (small markings found inside the diamond). The fewer the inclusions, the more valuable and rare the diamond is.
CARAT: describes the weight of the diamond, which is also related to its size. Smaller diamonds can be more expensive than larger ones depending on the quality of their cut, colour and clarity.
 

Cut


There are seven basic types of cut for diamonds and coloured gemstones. The most popular design features a center stone surrounded by diamonds or other precious gems. All the stones below can also be used as side stones, as well as baguettes and trilliants.
 
- The round brilliant size:
 



- Other existing cuts:
 

Brillant

Carré

Coeur

Emeraude

Marquise

Ovale

Poire

Princesse

Triangle

Those explanations are provided by our partner "Platinum Guild International"