(Closed) Palladium Ring Owners, show me yours?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I’ve only been wearing my palladium ring for almost 5 months, but I love it! I’ve worn white gold in the past, and I’m always dinging up white gold rings. So far, there aren’t any dings on my ring. Palladium is stronger than gold and, if I remember correctly, platinum. It doesn’t need to be dipped like white gold does (which I actually have never done before). It’s cheaper than platinum right now. I felt like it was the obvious choice and would make the same choice if I had to again. 🙂

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

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oybsorc :  My friend’s wedding set is platinum, and I think mine looks a lot like hers. Palladium is not as shiny as white gold, which was actually a selling point for me. Here’s a picture of the underside of my ring, so you can see what the palladium by itself looks like. I wish I had a white gold or platinum ring around to compare for you.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Palladium is similar in color to platinum, and also wears like platinum in that it develops a matte like finish with regular wear.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

These are white gold and palladium rings. The ring on the left (or closest to my palm in case the photo does a 90 degree flip) is white gold, and the ring on the right, closest to finger tip, is palladium. Both have been worn for extensive periods of time. But notice how much more scratched the white gold ring is. The once-shiny rhodium plating is also wearing off, leaving a blotchy appearance. This is after being replated with rhodium a couple of times. White gold alone, without the rhodium, is not “white” and will have a slight gold tone. Palladium is harder, more scratch resistant, and never needs to be replated to stay white. Hope this helps answer your question. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2002

I’ve worn my palladium band 24/7 for 14 years until recently when I finally bought my ‘wedding set’. It’s in white gold. I’m uploading 3 pics, first the palladium band on my hand, then holding it so you can see the slightly duller outside after 14 years wear. Then my new set in white gold with the palladium placed below it on my finger for comparison. 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

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oybsorc :  I haven’t had it polished and don’t plan on it anytime soon. One of the things I really liked about palladium is that it doesn’t require much upkeep. I might have it buffed/polished once every few years just to even out any scratches it might get, but I love its color!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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oybsorc :  I dont have one, but my moms HS class ring is Palladium and it still looks pretty good after 40 years. Im sure if it was polished up it would look almost new. I do remember it looking matte like others have said though. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2002

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oybsorc :  Thank you! The stone is a 1.21 carat modified cushion diamond. Ring size is 4.5 but quite loose, I would guess my finger is about a 4. 

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