Thursday, 15 February 2018

Planning for Palladium? Here’s what you need to know

Are you considering buying a palladium ring? Although the metal palladium itself isn't new, its use in the jewellery is quite modern. The new alloy, 950 Palladium, is excellent for creating jewellery Palladium rings will give another alternative to white gold and platinum and can be used for engagement, wedding and anniversary rings.

Do Palladium Rings Tarnish?

Palladium weddings rings in the UK are high tarnish resistant. Palladium rings are composed of 95% pure palladium that means they do not carry the metals that induce silver to tarnish.

Wedding Rings
White gold should be treated with a process involving 're-rhodium' otherwise it will turn back to its yellow gold colour. Palladium rings feature a shinier white than platinum and white gold which make them ideal for wedding rings. The Palladium is affordable - generally about one-fifth of the cost of platinum. Palladium rings come in a wide variety of styles, from classic, an heirloom to contempo For many years, those with a good sum of money have opted with platinum rings for the stunning looks, durability and hypoallergenic qualities. If you could not afford platinum and are willing to sacrifice hypoallergenic features to keep the elegant white metal look, then the metal of your choice was white gold. Palladium rings are the best alternative to platinum and expected to continue their rise of the reputation for many years to come. For those with modest budgets but want quality, value and excellence at an affordable price, Palladium rings are a blessing.

Your palladium ring will have a pleasant steel-white sheen and will be durable enough to hold any stone secure for years, even if you never remove your ring. Palladium will not tarnish and is excellent for filigree work, allowing for a broad spectrum of designs. Palladium rings are also 12% harder than Platinum, which translates into fewer signs of wear than Platinum. The palladium wedding rings can be up to 40% lighter than wedding rings made of platinum. For men, this may not be that different, but on slender female fingers, it can be a real blessing, especially if the ring bears a heavy stone.

More and more jewellers are bringing out lines of palladium jewellery, so the choice in design and style is expanding with every season. Although the palladium is much rarer than gold, market rates are still driven by the cost of gold, so palladium continues to be the better bargain. With its lovely white metal sheen, the durability of the ring, the purity which delivers hypoallergenic wear, and the fact that it will not tarnish, purchasing a palladium ring for a wedding ring is a perfect choice. 

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