WHAT IS PALLADIUM?

Palladium is a naturally white precious metal and part of the platinum family. Malleable and less dense than platinum, palladium is perfect for jewelry making and is also used in engineering products. All jewelry grade metals are mixed or alloyed with other metals to maximize durability and platinum is mixed with white metals like platinum, ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, or osmium to retain its silvery color.

What You Should Know About Palladium

Modern and edgy, palladium is is one of the rarest metals on earth and is naturally white, though has a perceptible gray tinge. Less traditional than platinum,  and crisper than white gold, it adds an alternative feel to engagement rings. Palladium was discovered in 1803 is named after the Pallas asteroid.

BROWSE PALLADIUM ENGAGEMENT RINGS

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PALLADIUM PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Won’t tarnish
  • More budget-friendly than platinum

Cons

  • Not suitable for those that are rough on their hands

WHO IS PALLADIUM RIGHT FOR?

Palladium is a great choice for those that want a an edgy, non traditional look. It’s also one of the very few hypoallergenic metals and engagement ring options for those with metal sensitivity. Because palladium is so dense, it is not a good choice for people who work with their hands or are rough on their jewelry.

Additional Resources

Ethical Engagement Ring Metals

How to make sure your engagement ring is earth-friendly.

Metal Sensitivity and Hypoallergenic Rings

Have sensitive skin? You may have a metal sensitivity.

Engagement Rings for Active Lifestyles

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We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.