(Closed) Is palladium hypoallergenic?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Palladium is not considered hypo-allergenic, although I believe it has a lower chance of causing allergic reactions

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hypo-allergenic is a word that was made up by makeup marketers for advertisements in the 50s.  There is no medical standard for what is hypo-allergenic and what is not.  You can say that anything is hypo-allergenic.  It technically means “less allergenic” but since there is no real line, it’s a buzz word and is basically meaningless.

That said, less people are sensitive to palladium.  If gold gives you that severe of a contact reaction, I would probably consult a doctor who specializes in allergies, get an epi-pen and buy a palladium band from the jeweler you are going to use.  Arrange it beforehand that you can return it for store credit if you need to.  Wear the band for a few days, see how things go and if they go well, bring the band back and use it in your e-ring.  If they go poorly, I’d ask the jeweler for ideas and recommendations.  Perhaps a different alloy would work out for you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@GelaMac:  Its not made up, palladium is not only nickel free where most people have rashes and reactions from it, but its also as scratchproof as platinum and 10% stronger than platinum and unlike white gold, never needs rhodium plating.  Palladium is more rare than gold but market demand doesn’t reflect it in price.  its a precious beautiful metal!  and who knows, it make jult up in price all of a sudden and you’ll have invested in real riches.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Suller has a special white gold combo that is nickel free called x1 or precious white or something like that, but they don’t sell to the puplic I think the store orders from there…but as I said before, white gold has downsides…it scratches easily and wears from skin oils in time, palladium is in the platinum family and the only diff besides price is how much it weights.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my best friend from elementary school got two stackable bands with sapphire diamond to go around her grandmother’s platinum ring, the metal looks identical and she is thrilled because she is allergic to white gold.  take a look

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Some people are allergic to it, but it’s incredibly rare.  It’s worth a shot, and you’ll probably be fine.  Palladium white gold shouldn’t give you allergies if you go the white gold route.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have severe allergies. My ering is platinum and my wedding band is palladium. Ive worn it around the house for a good few hours without incident. For comparison the tiara which had nickle in made my head bleed in only a few seconds. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@puppiekisses:  HUH? whats not made up? look at my post again

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just wanted to add that anyone that I’ve seen around these boards and the BTD forums that have allergies to nickel and opted for platinum, palladium or palladium white gold were fine.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@MrsBlueSeptember:  lol ok I just saw my name and thought what the heck lol

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