Victoria Jane

  

Palladium is the new Platinum!

Palladium is a soft silver-white metal that resembles platinum. It is the least dense and has the lowest melting point of the platinum group of metals. It is soft and ductile when annealed and greatly increases its strength and hardness when it is cold-worked.

Since 1939 palladium has occasionally been used as a precious metal in jewellery but is currently becoming 'the latest thing', particularly in China, as a replacement for platinum or white gold. This is due to its naturally white properties giving it no need for a rhodium plating.

It can also be used as a substitute for nickel when making white gold. Palladium is one of three metals which can be alloyed with gold to produce white gold.

White gold jewellery can cause allergic reactions in some people. This is due to the fact that the majority of white gold jewellery is manufactured using alloys containing nickel as the bleaching agent and a percentage of the population is allergic to nickel.

To find out more about pieces in Palladium, contact Victoria via email

Palladium & Platinum Diamond Rings
 
"It may be difficult to find a goldsmith prepared to design and make pieces using palladium. I have the experience and skills necessary to create you jewellery using this precious metal and put you at the forefront of the latest jewellery fashion!"