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A heavy silver-white precious metal that is 35x rarer than gold. Platinum is 95% pure with a brilliant luster that does not tarnish. Its purity also makes it hypoallergenic and perfect for sensitive skin or those with jewelry allergies. It is highly pliable and can be shaped into very intricate patterns.

See also: Palladium  Precious metal  Assay, Assaying