BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Platinum No.389


BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Platinum No.389

Matched to samples of the metal.

Because it occurs naturally in the alluvial sands of various rivers, it was first used by pre-Columbian South American natives to produce artefacts.

It was referenced in European writings as early as 16th century, but it was not until Antonio de Ulloa published a report on a new metal of Colombian origin in 1748 that it began to be investigated by scientists.