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Palladium 950

Palladium 950

Palladium is a naturally bright white metal with a brilliant shine which, like platinum, complements the pure colouring of diamonds.

Assay Assured Jewellery RetailerFirst described in 1802, it’s a relatively recent discovery and it didn't make its début as a precious jewellery metal until 1939 when platinum was declared a ‘strategic government resource’ during World War II and palladium stepped in to assume the jewellery making mantle. 

Palladium is part of the platinum group of metals but is much less dense. It feels much lighter in the hand than platinum does. This ‘lightness’ allows it to be used for quite elaborate settings.

Over the years, palladium has mostly been used to make white gold alloys as its naturally white colour means no rhodium plating is required. It has only recently grown in popularity as a jewellery metal in its own right, due to improvements in casting.

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  • Lustrous silvery-white
  • Lasting colour
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Light weight

ADVANTAGES OF PALLADIUM

Unlike white gold, palladium’s naturally bright ‘white’ colour will not fade over time or need re-plating. Its colour will last forever. 

Palladium has the look and durability of platinum without the heavy weight.

Palladium weighs roughly the same as gold, but is much harder, making it more difficult to scratch or dent. 

Palladium is ideal for allergy sufferers as it doesn't contain any nickel.

DISADVANTAGES OF PALLADIUM

Some people don’t like the ‘light’ feel of palladium compared with platinum.

Because it’s a newcomer to the jewellery market, it’s too soon to say whether palladium will keep its value, although its price in recent times has risen significantly.

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