Platinum’s impressive industrial applications include catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment.
As a precious metal commodity platinum coins, bars, and ingots are traded or collected. Platinum's rarity as a metal has caused advertisers to associate it with exclusivity and wealth. Platinum finds use in jewelry, usually as a 90–95% alloy, due to its inertness. It is used for this purpose for its prestige and inherent bullion value.