Palladium Education

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Palladium Jewellery

Palladium comes in same group of metal as Platinum. The Palladium used in our jewellery is of purest form i.e. 950 purity.It is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal and was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston. The unique properties of palladium and other platinum group metals account for their widespread use. The numerous applications and limited supply sources of palladium result in the metal attracting considerable investment interest.

History

Palladium itself has been used as a precious metal in jewellery since 1939, as an alternative to platinum for making white gold. This use resulted from the naturally white colour of palladium, which required no Rhodium plating. Palladium is proportionally much lighter than platinum. Similar to gold, palladium can be beaten into a thin leaf form as thin as 100 nm (1/250,000 in). Palladium is one of the most popular metals used to make white gold alloys. Palladium-gold is a more expensive alloy than nickel-gold, but seldom causes allergic reactions (though certain cross-allergies with nickel may occur).

When platinum was declared a strategic government resource during World War II, many jewellery bands were made out of palladium. As recently as September 2001, palladium was more expensive than platinum and rarely used in jewellery also due to the technical obstacle of casting. However, the casting problem has been resolved and its use in jewellery has increased because of a large spike in the price of platinum and a drop in the price of palladium.

Prior to 2004, the principal use of palladium in jewellery was the manufacture of white gold. In early 2004, when gold and platinum prices rose steeply, China began fabricating significant volumes of palladium jewellery and used 37 tonnes of palladium for this purpose in 2005. Changes of the relative price between palladium and platinum after 2008 lowered demand for palladium to 17.4 tonnes in 2009.

Our Promise

At DmD, we use the purest form of Palladium and have one of the lowest prices in Palladium rings.

We have a wide range of palladium ladies wedding bands and men's wedding bands.

For any further questions, please contact us on 020 7831 3877 or email us at info@designmydiamond.co.uk
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