(Closed) Palladium/Platinum Debate

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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1205 posts
Bumble bee

My jeweler (family friend, highly regarded jeweler) told me that they prefer working on platinum. 

We originally ordered my ring in palladium (because I am highly allergic to nickel and that makes white gold not an option) She poured it 3 times and said she could’t get it to shine the way she wanted.  She then tried a gold/palladium alloy for a white gold effect and hated it.  She ended up upgrading us to platinum at no charge because she was so unhappy with it.  She also commented that it grays more than platinum and actually scratches/pushes metal around more easily – but that a simple polish won’t bring it back like it does for platinum, that the patina stays.  Since I haven’t actually worn it, I don’t know, but I do trust her opinion and since I’ll be returning for my matching wedding bands and she’ll be doing the upkeep, I want her to be confident and comfortable working on them.

Post # 5
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3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A comment on the platinum being easily scratched. I’ve had my ering for over 2 months now (platinum) and I have no scratches. I am brutal with my jewelery which is largely why our jeweler also suggested platinum. And like I mentioned on the other thread, unlike the other metals where when you scratch it the metal is gone platinum is simply pushed aside. When polished it goes back in place so over time you do not lose any metal.

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