5 Benefits to Palladium

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Palladium is something of a newcomer to the jewelry scene — partly because platinum has enjoyed more celebrity attention and partly because working on palladium requires special skill on the part of the jeweler. If you are considering a palladium engagement ring or palladium men’s wedding band, we invite you to discover the many benefits that this metal has to offer.

What is Palladium?

Before we dive into the benefits, let’s take a quick look at what palladium is and how it is generally used in jewelry. Palladium is a chemical element just like silver and gold and appears on the periodic table with the symbol “Pd” and atomic number 46. It was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston, an English chemist.

Palladium has a naturally silvery-white coloring that makes it ideal for use in rings and is generally alloyed with iridium and ruthenium to create a jewelry-ready material that doesn’t tarnish. At AZEERA, we use either a mixture of 95% palladium and 5% alloy or 90% palladium and 10% alloy in our palladium rings.

Benefits of A Palladium Ring

Purchasing a palladium engagement ring isn’t typically the first thought that comes to mind. However, a palladium engagement ring or palladium men’s wedding band comes with several benefits:

Palladium is Much Lighter than Platinum

Platinum is a metal that carries enormous prestige. It’s also one of the heaviest to wear with a density of 21 g/cm^3. In comparison, palladium is wonderfully light. It has a density of only 12 g/cm^3, so you will feel just over half the weight for the same amount of brightness and shine.

Palladium is Resistant to Scratches and Rust

If you are seeking a ring that will last for centuries, palladium is an excellent choice. Palladium, like platinum, is resistant to oxidation, so it won’t rust, tarnish, or otherwise spoil. Like platinum, palladium is also extremely hardy against scratches and damage. That makes it ideal for anyone who works in a physical occupation.

Palladium is Hypoallergenic

Metal purity is of paramount concern to men and women who suffer from allergies. If you know you are sensitive to nickel, consider a palladium engagement ring rather than white gold. Your ring will have a near-identical appearance and you can be rest assured it is nickel-free.

Palladium Never Needs Replating

Whether you’re considering a palladium men’s wedding band, women’s wedding band or engagement ring, keep in mind the need for maintenance. From time to time, the rhodium coating on our white-gold rings needs to be replaced to keep the ring as shiny as possible. Thanks to its chemical composition, a palladium ring never needs replating — saving you time and hassle.

Palladium Ring Design Ideas

Now that you know the benefits of palladium, let’s take a look at some possible designs! At AZEERA, you can customize all of our designs with the gemstones, metal, and engraved message of your choice. We can also create custom designs if that’s an option you would like to pursue.

Palladium Engagement Ring

palladium engagement ring

We love designing engagement rings with beautiful, vibrant, colored gems. For this Classic Pavé Girijala Ring, we’ve placed a brilliant round pink tourmaline gemstone as the centerpiece with a three-stone setting of smaller diamonds as accents to the center gem. The shiny luster of palladium brings out the light of the diamonds perfectly and provides a cool contrast to the pink of the center stone.

His and Hers Wedding Bands

palladium engagement ring

If you’re already past the stage for a palladium engagement ring, how about a palladium men’s wedding band? Here are a couple of ideas for wedding bands with palladium.

polished khalita men diamond band

This Polished Khalita Men’s Diamond Band is one that we personally love. The sparkle of the diamonds goes perfectly against the shine of palladium for a shimmering effect overall. With this ring, we offer the option of a recessed center for greater textural interest.

For her, we have the Half Eternity Strota Band featuring channel-set diamonds in a palladium band. If you had a palladium engagement ring, you’ll definitely want to consider this precious metal for your wedding ring. With diamonds, aquamarines or blue sapphires, it’s 100% perfect!

Ordering a Palladium Ring at AZEERA

If you’d like to purchase a palladium engagement ring or a palladium men’s or women’s wedding band, select the kind of ring (engagement, wedding) you desire and set the metal filter to “palladium.” You can also customize any of our other rings or cufflinks to be made with palladium, but these are the ones we most strongly recommend. Once you select your gemstone, size and add a free optional engraved message, simply pay for your palladium ring at checkout and we’ll have it shipped directly to your door!

Need help? Get in touch via email, phone or live chat, and our expert gemologists will be happy to assist you.

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