Platinum Phenomenon

August 1998

Precious Metals:Data & Statistics

Platinum Phenomenon
  • In 1997, 160 tons of platinum were mined, of which 40% was used in jewelry.
  • Also during 1997, platinum jewelry manufacturers became the single largest consumers of platinum in the world.
  • 26% of platinum bridal jewelry sold in Japan is made of 99.97% pure platinum. The trend toward pure platinum jewelry is beginning now in the U.S.

Source: Platinum Guild International



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