Post # 1
Was just browsing on Etsy and came across a cute RHR offered in “Stulladium” metal … A blend of sterling silver and palladium … Anyone have it, heard of it, or seen it in person? Naturally, if you have something made of this, pics would be lovely to see, so please share what you have/know.
Post # 3
I hope someone knows…that’s intriguing. Also, they should have called it Sterladium. It sounds prettier and seems to convey what it is better…not that the creator asked me. ;p
Post # 4
I saw a ring advertised as 500 palladium and looked it up on the Birmingham assay office website. It’s basically a ring with 500 parts palladium and the rest is other alloys but mostly sterling silver. I googled it and the advice I found on pricescope I think is that it’s lighter, whiter and softer than 950 palladium because of the high silver content.
Is this similar to what the Etsy artist is selling?
ETA I didn’t buy the one I saw – the high silver content put me off & it was being sold at a price comparable to 950 palladium even though it had no stones.
I saw it as a ring that’s harder than normal SS but softer than palladium.
Post # 5
@Susanlee178: I agree! I read that name and went “wow, what horrible branding, it sounds so ugly”
Post # 6
Part of the reasoning behind the name is that it was either discovered/invented or marketed & sold by Stuller … I agree … Not the most “selling” of names. The otdiff alloy I failed to mention is copper, so it’s a “metal trio salad”. There are other references to it being called AgPd (scientific name) or “silver palladium”.
I was looking for a new RHR, and might give it a whirl if I carefund more info out about it.
Post # 7
You learn something new every day haha im not even sure what
palladium is to be honest :S lol
Post # 8
@elley2012: I just ordered a palladium ring! It’s similar to platinum, but cheaper. It’s completely hypoallergenic, so girls who are allergic to WG (as I am) can wear palladium and still have a white-ish ring. The only negative is that a jeweler has to be trained/familiar with palladium, because it’s slightly harder to work with. So you just have to find an experienced jeweler in your area if you want it resized. I can’t wait to get my Palladium ring!!
Post # 9
@ceebree: Ahhh!! my fingers are weird with white gold sometimes too, get really red and burning 🙁 i’ve sold a few rings because of that problem, but touch wood my current 9k white is fine so far!! thanks for letting me know! very interesting 🙂 you shall have to post some pics when you receive it 😀 hehe
Post # 10
@ceebree: Just wanted to add the reason it is cheaper is because it is lighter than platinum but palladium is actually more rare.
Post # 11
@Cummins59: True! Forgot to say that. And it develops a bit of a patina, which you can leave as is, or polish off every so often.
Post # 12
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@JoCoJenn: I’ve seen listings on etsy for “silver palladium” but I don’t know what it’s like or how well it wears over time. they didn’t refer to theirs as “stulladium” though.