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Platinum: a Little Bit Silver

Thursday, 10 September 2009

platinumThe Old World had no idea about platinum though civilizations of And discovered and used it from the time immemorial. First platinum was mined in America where in XVII century the Spanish conquerors ruled by F. Kortes found the new metal on the banks of the river Platino-del-Pino in Columbia. The name of this metal comes from the Spanish word «plata» that means silver.

Some time back the platinum was recognized as «useless» metal. The conquerors of the South America brought to Spain huge amount of platinum that was far cheaper than even silver. Though, the Spanish jewelers discovered that alloy of the platinum with gold has the greater specific weight and decided to use it for fake gold coins. On discovering this, the Government of Spain ordered to eliminate all platinum reserves and sank it in the sea.

Due to its high chemical stability, platinum was used to manufacture the chemical ware like bowls, cups, pincer tips, and nozzles for burners, electrodes for analyses and equipment for chemical industry. Only in the middle of XVIII century the platinum was acknowledged as the separate element, yet the platinum was practiced to manufacture the chemical equipment for the capacity of platinum to have the high chemical stability and melting. In 1809 the platinum retort was manufactured of 13 kg to concentrate sulphur acid. To the half of the XVIII century the manufacturers learned to melt the platinum in the fame of the detonating gas and in 1862 the platinum casts were exhibited in London with the weight of up to 200 kg!

As a natural element, the platinum is found in the alluvial sands of different rivers, though we have little facts of platinum used by ancient peoples.

Platinum has one valuable feature either: it is perfectly soldered into the glass that is far essential when manufacturing glass ware. Anyone is aware of platinum mirrors that are manufactured by putting the thinnest layer of the platinum to the glass surface. Platinum mirrors are durable, they do not get dull, the reflection is pure, yet, their specific capacity is one-sided transparency. The point of this phenomenon is that the mirror is not transparent from the light source side and it reflects all items in front of it, while from the shadow side it is transparent and the view is as pure as through the clear glass. Thanks to this capacity, platinum mirrors are widely popular in USA. They were widely used as the windows for the office first floors, typographies and other offices and housing to replace curtains and screens.

It is the favorite metal of jewelers. In jewelry world the platinum is used as the trimming metal on gold. Today platinum is the acknowledged precious metal widely used for luxury jewelry and expensive table ware. The jewelers discovered so soon that the platinum is good to alloy with the gold. This resulted in manufacture of various fakes when the platinum was added to gold when making jewels. Thus, platinum is heavier than gold and it was required to fit the solidity of the platinum bar to that of gold with silver. The low-priced platinum was highly profitable for the manufacture.

From the alchemical point of view, the symbol for platinum is the symbols of silver and gold.

In Russia platinum coins were exported in tons to Europe where its price went higher and higher. Currently platinum is mainly used for technological purposes. As a metal, platinum is used in car manufacture industry, electrical engineering and petrochemistry. Platinum is the construction material for glass-melters to produce optical glass. It is also used to manufacture precise devices and equipment.

In spite of the «technical» purpose, platinum is still the magnificent jewelry precious metal and platinum jewels are still delicate, elegant and fine.

Inessa Hyder


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