Post # 1
My husband has a palladium wedding ring, and I’m just wondering now if palladium is usually solid / the coating / the thing coated in something else; as in white gold.
My rings are white gold, and my e-ring is just starting to show slightly gold-ish after a year’s wear on the underside where all the wear happens. It doesn’t really bother me though, and I get free re-coating for 2 years. But I don’t know if the palladium ring will always be that silver colour.
Post # 2
Palladium rings are not coated. I’ve had my palladium rings for over three years and they look the same as the day I got them.
Post # 3
Not coated. Same with platinum
Post # 4
Nope, not coated. So you won’t have to have them redipped, most you’ll ever need to do with it is have a buff if it ever gets a dent and really scratched up.
Post # 5
Ok, thanks everyone! Probably just as well as I don’t think DH is the best at ring upkeep, haha. My gold polishing cloth does wonders for my rings, so I may try it on his one day.
Post # 6
No, palladium is a silvery-white all by itself. His ring will be as white in 10 years as the day you got married, though maybe with a bit more patina to it, similar to how platinum wears over time….some people like that look, and some like to take it for a polishing to keep it shinier 🙂
Palladium actually can also be alloyed with gold to make a white gold that does not need plating. My old white gold rings were an unplated palladium/gold alloy. They were not bright white like rhodium plated rings, but they were a white metal that did not need plating (so you never had that colour change).