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Everything you Need to Know About Palladium

25 May 2017
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Palladium is a rare metal that has a plethora of uses. From diamond rings to necklaces, here’s everything you need to know about Palladium.

Palladium is a lustrous silver metal that was first discovered in 1803 in London by British Chemist, William H. Wollaston. This precious metal is naturally white, and was named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, and the asteroid ‘Pallas' founded at the same time.

Palladium is hypoallergenic metal has a plethora of uses, from dental fillings to the hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons. Due to its durability it makes an excellent metal for jewellery, as it does not tarnish, remaining white forever and complementing jewels such as diamonds and sapphires. When used in jewellery, it does not require any alloy metals for plating or protection, and is 95% pure. Due to its density, it is highly malleable and can be made into thin leaf similarly to gold.

Because Palladium is so hard to find, most jewellers struggle to work with this rare metal. This is because it rarely accommodates all designs. When being made into shapes and melted, it can be marked and marred. However, jewellers who have the skill and experience to work with Palladium will do this valuable metal justice. It also means that a custom made piece of Palladium jewellery will be truly unique.


Platinum vs Palladium

Although Palladium is just as rare as Platinum, is costs 12% less per ounce than Platinum metal. Both of these precious metals hold similarities, as they belong to the same chemical group and hold the similar chemical behaviours, but Palladium is much harder to work with when it comes to make jewellery.

Another important comparison of these metals is the durability. Platinum is more resistant than Palladium, but neither tarnish in oxygen. If you want a simple piece of jewellery ar a budget price than Palladium is a great choice.

 

Here are 4 Stunning Pieces of Palladium Jewellery


Palladium Crossover Diamond Earrings

These gorgeous Palladium Crossover Diamond Earrings are a timeless piece of jewellery that will add a touch of sparkle to any outfit. The brilliant cut diamonds sit in a rubover setting, with a stunning crossover design.


Palladium Crossover Diamond Earrings

This beautiful Palladium Oval Sapphire and Diamond Pendant is a classic piece that will add colour to any look. The oval cut Sapphire is surrounded by brilliant cut Diamonds mounted on a highly polished single bale.  


Palladium Trilogy Diamond Engagement Ring


A trilogy ring is the ultimate symbol of love, and this Palladium Diamond Trilogy ring is no exception. The 3 brilliant cut diamonds sit on a shoulder set mount, giving maximum amounts of sparkle.


Men's Palladium Diamond Ring

This Men's Palladium Diamond Ring is the perfect gift and will add a touch of class to any look. The centre band has a matte finish surrounded by polished edges, with a princess cut diamond.  

If you've got any questions about Palladium or would like to discuss your jewellery needs, do not hesitate to get in touch or visit our London, Birmingham or Manchester branches.