It is not necessary to know all about platinum to pick out a platinum wedding band but knowing the price of platinum will obviously help.
This is the first of a three part series on platinum wedding bands. Firstly lets get familiar with what platinum is.
Platinum is a metal that melts at double the temperature of gold so it is very hard and strong. It is also quite rare. In fact so rare that all the platinum in the world currently would likely fit in your living room and it takes about ten tones of ore to refine one ounce of platinum.
Platinum is associated with wealth due to its rarity and so now you get, platinum cards, platinum awards in music and the like.
Platinum jewelry should be at least 95% pure. Gold jewelry does not usually have that degree of purity. Only gold coins and gold bars have a purity of 9.99 percent hopefully. America, platinum jewelry contains either 90% or 95% pure platinum. By comparison, 18 carat gold is 75% pure and 14 carat is 58% pure gold.
Platinum is very distinctive and hard wearing. It does not tarnish or lose its rich white luster. It tends to be twice the cost of gold also.
Platinum jewelry made in America should contain either 90% or 95% pure platinum and platinum jewelry marked "IRIDPLAT" contains 90% platinum and 10% iridium. When marked "PLAT," an item is at least 95% platinum, with 5% Ruthenium. In Europe, platinum is identified by the following marks: 950 or PT950.
Platinum has been used throughout the centuries The ancient Egyptians used platinum. The American Incas also, and it has been used by royalty and famous jewelery houses such as Faberge, Cartier and Tiffanies for years so Platinum is an ideal precious metal for wedding bands.
In part two of Platinum Wedding Bands we find out how to select a platinum wedding band and what to watch out for.
Part 2 of Platinum Wedding Bands is available on http://platinum-price.org
As the economic recession continues to worsen, the last thing you want to deal with is the burden of debt. If you are deeply in debt and looking for quick debt relief, then debt consolidation may the answer. It may very well be your own personal "financial bailout package".
As the name implies, a debt consolidation agency consolidates your debt . In other words, the agency rains all of the information about your income, who all of your creditors are, and how much you owe to all of your creditors. They then contact each of your creditors, acting in the capacity of an agent on your behalf. You no longer have to deal directly with your creditors. In fact, soon after you sign up for a debt consolidation plan, you can expect that the harassment phone calls will stop, and the collection notices will stop filling your mailbox. This is quick debt relief at its finest.
The agency will negotiate with your creditors for lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, and even a lower payoff balance. You will then send one monthly payment to the agency for the total amount due, rather than sending a payment to each one of your individual creditors. The agency will then be responsible for disbursing the funds to each creditor, after taking a small percentage of your payment as a fee for providing this service.
Within a few short years, your debt will be paid off in full. One point to be noted, however, is that for the duration of the time that you are on the debt consolidation plan, your credit score is likely to take a hit. However, the upside is that your debts will be paid off sooner, and will show up on your credit report as paid in full, so improving your credit score in the long term.
I often see questions online in which it is asked which is better for fat removal….lipodissolve or Smartlipo? On the surface, this is a bit perplexing because they are rather different methods and concepts for selective body contouring of unwanted fat. But given the exposure that both have had from marketing in the past five years, it is actually not surprising that many are confused and uninformed.
The common thread that ties the two together, besides being used to treat fat, is that they are advertised as not being ‘surgery’ and can be done under local anesthesia or in the office. While this is partially true, this superficial perception covers up some more significant differences.
Lipodissolve is an injectable office treatment that relies on a chemical interaction to break down fat cells. To not cause too much inflammation and tissue necrosis, the required amount of chemical solution can not be put in all at once. As a result, a series of injections is needed spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. It will usually take at least 3 injection sessions to begin to see an effect. While an injection sounds more kind to one than actual surgery, the reality is that the injected area will swell considerably (double in size) and will remains so for a week. While this chemical approach to fat reduction does have an effect, my Indianapolis plastic surgery experience has shown that it works only for a fairly small area. (about the size of one’s hand)
Conversely, Smartlipo is actual liposuction surgery. It uses a small laser probe to first heat up and melt fat in the treated area. Once the fat is adequately liquefied, it is then suctioned out. Smartlipo is a single treatment method that causes expected amounts of swelling and some bruising. Because it is a single treatment, it is by definition a more efficient fat removal method. Since the laser probe can go anywhere it is anesthetized and can remove as much fat as one is able, it is also a more effective fat treatment method.
Smartlipo and Lipodissolve are apparently frequently confused. But they should not be. Smartlipo is a far more effective and efficient method of surgical fat removal. Lipodissolve, in my practice, is reserved for very small fat collections in which the patient does not want to undergo any form of surgery or for secondary touch-ups after liposuction surgery. Top avoid surgery, you are sacrificing effectiveness and efficiency.
There are so many time consuming little things that conspire against you when you first start your online adventure. Selecting a hosting provider is one of them. How do you find a good hosting provider? By the way you need hosting, if you plan to put your site on the Internet (so that other can see your web pages).
What ever you do, do not buy hosting services from local companies. I've made this mistake in the past and paid quite a lot in price and time. It's simply a nightmare to get things done with them and they never provide 24X7 support! These are the cheaper and more efficient options.
Depending on the size of the site or the number of sites you want to host, there are 3 main answers.
- If you want to host a simple site, then go for a basic provider. Some are world famous for providing this service for a very small price (about $ 4.95 / month). There are many packages but the best one I've used so far is the "Baby" package for Web Hosting. You can select your preferred operating system as well (I prefer Linux, it's more robust and easier to use, but if you like you can select windows). With the package you can host a unlimited number of domains, meaning you can buy any number of domain names and host them here. Quite a good deal J
- If I want to host many high traffic sites, then I use a Virtual Private Server (VPS) from a company. There are some very good deals costing about $ 19.97 / Month. When you use a VPS, you are given your own VPS, but main hardware (CPU, RAM, etc ..) on the server are shared between many VPSs. On this, You can host about 500 site, with about 300 pages per site. Their customer service and support is superb. Usually you get a reply to your questions within minutes.
- Lastly if I want to host 1000s of very large site, I use a dedicated server from another company. They come with good CPUs, RAM etc..Prices start from $ 139 / Month. Very solid networks, fast connections, etc …
So those are the options … if you are just starting your online journey, I would go for a simple hosting account. Once you build some traffic you can migrate to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). Once you have quite a lot of traffic and web pages you can select a dedicated server.