Wedding rings are the token of eternal love, care and appreciation. Expensive is not always beautiful; rather beauty should never be judged by a price tag. We love our partners for them for their virtues, not for the price tag they can afford. Similarly, the tradition of offering diamond rings in weddings can be replaced by another stunning pair of palladiumwedding rings. To seal them eternal bond, many couples are visiting the brick and mortar jewellers or online retailers to buy palladium wedding rings in the UK. In this blog, we will go through the modern and popular option. i.e. palladium wedding rings!
What is Palladium?
Palladium is a naturally occurring white precious metal, in the platinum metals group family. It is a chemical element with the symbol 'Pd'. In 1803, a fascinating man William Hyde Wollaston discovered Palladium. Palladium is rare, even much rarer than gold and even platinum!
Since 1939, the Palladium started to be used in jewellery. During the second world war, platinum was in high demand for the war effort, and its availability decreased. So palladium rings became a great alternative to platinum. Palladium is hypoallergenic in nature and a great choice for those with sensitivity concerns. Palladium is much stronger but less dense than platinum.
Why Choose Palladium Ring over the Platinum Ring?
Yes, platinum is a naturally white precious metal. Being in the platinum metals group family, palladium is also naturally white precious metal. A platinum ring will cost higher than a similarly styled palladium ring.
The density of the metals is also a huge difference. Platinum is a very dense metal so that a platinum wedding band will be quite heavy. On the other hand, palladium is rather lightweight. This means that a palladium wedding band will feel much lighter on the finger.
More and more jewellers are bringing out lines of palladium jewellery, so the choice in design style is growing with every season. Although palladium is rarer than gold and market prices are still based on the cost of gold. So palladium remains the better deal. With its lovely white metal sheen, the purity that delivers hypoallergenic wear, the durability both of the ring body and prongs, and the fact that it will not tarnish, buying a palladium ring for a wedding is a perfect choice.