(Closed) Anybody have palladium ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I do! I love mine.  It doesn’t seem to scratch too easily.  I really like the way that it looks with diamonds, too, more so than white gold, and it’s way cheaper than platinum.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Me me! I love it. It’s slightly less bright white then white gold is

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

That’s the metal we’re going with–it’s relatively lightweight in comparison to platinum (price and physical weight) and is just as durable.  It’s about the same price as white gold (slightly more expensive) and you get the bonus of avoiding the toxic rhodium dipping process.  The shine has more of a grey color than white gold or platinum but I think it looks amazing.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I do! Dont have it yet, but it’s what he bought! It looks like platinum!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My husband’s ring is palladium, and he loves it.  It’s very durable (even after accidentally going in the garbage disposal!), and much more afforadable than platinum.  You also don’t have to re-dip like you would with white gold, so it’s easier in terms of cleaning and maintenance, as well.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have one. I haven’t had it very long, but I will say that I wear my ring all the time and I’m not exactly easy on it. I’m clumsy and constantly banging my hand against something. So far, I haven’t noticed any scratches.

Like the other posts said, it’s as durable as platinum but it costs a great deal less. It’s lightweight too, which I like.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@strawberryfieldsforever: It’s slightly less bright white then white gold is

do you mean compared to rhodium plated white gold? or just white gold as-is?

I love it when metal is on the darker side. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t like jewelry to be super bright and shiny, it makes me think of chrome.

sometimes I wish my white gold ring was the same color as my steel ring (the white gold looks warm, the steel ring is almost, just barely on the blue side). I wonder if palladium has that same quality?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@janie-janie:  There’s no such thing as white gold.  White gold is gold that is rhodium plated in order to give it a “white” appearance.

I wanted to go with palladium as well, but price-wise I only found it a bit less expensive than gold, since it’s so difficult to work with, so I ended up with platinum.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I lovvvve my palladium ring! I love that it will have the same patina look as platinum, and that it is quite durable, but isn’t nearly as expensive as platinum. I’m allergic to white gold, so it was a great option all around.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would def go with palladium … totally worth it 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@leembee: yep, I know that. my 18k white gold ring is not plated and it has a warm glow. I was just wondering if strawberryfieldsforever meant to say palladium is not as bright as rhodium plating, or if palladium is darker than “bare” white gold.

 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My ring is 19k gold so it has some palladium mixed in for strength. The jeweler told me it would keep my ring looking “white” instead of yellowing like some plain gold does. I would imagine the benefits of having a straight palladium ring would be even better, so go for it 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love my palladium ring for all the reasons listed above! And so happy it’s not as heavy as platinum!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I do. I’ve worn my palladium e-ring daily for more than 5 months now, and it still looks impeccable. I lam very happy with my metal choice. as a PP said, it is a more difficult metal to work with, so it can be a challenge to find a jeweler that is willing to work with it. We found that out the hard way, and our jeweler ended up making several versions of my ring because the smelting machine wasn’t working optimally and the rings kept coming out wrong in one way or another. The extra waiting for my ring to be finished (it took twice as long as they originally estimated) was hard, but it was soooo worth it!

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