Post # 1
Show me your palladium rings! what do you like about them? dislike about them? how long have you had yours and how well has it held up?
any details would be amazing! I’m super interested.. I really want platinum but its either a bigger diamond or a platinum setting.. and I def want the bigger diamond lol
thank you in advance ladies! you are seriously the best <3
Post # 3
I wanted one but my ring designer discontinued palladium a couple months before ordering. Their reasoning is that it’s too hard to work with and not as good for pave stones. I ended up getting 14k white gold and at first I was so upset about the loss of palladium (I loved how it was naturally white and wouldn’t require redipping) but in the end my white gold ring is fine.
Post # 4
I’ve had my palladium e-ring for 14 months and my wedding band for 7 months 🙂 they’ve both held up fine! I love it – it keeps its color well… and my jeweler does free cleanings, so anytime I’m in the city, I get them cleaned for that extra sparkle 🙂
Photo courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com
Post # 5
My DH’s ring is palladium. We got married last June, and it’s held up fine! It’s a bit grayer than my platinum band, despite what they say about it being a similarly “white” metal. But we both like the color, so that’s fine with us.
Post # 6
I JUST posted my rings on another thread, but what the heck! They are both palladium. The color has not changed at all, and they seem to wear about the same as white gold as far as scratching and whatnot.
You might be able to see more of the palladium in this pic..
Post # 7
Our wedding bands are palladium (my engagement ring is white gold). My wedding band has held up just fine over this first year. It does have some scratches, so I’d agree with a PP that it wears about like white gold. My husband’s band was re-sized and wasn’t resized correctly, so it cracked (twice actually, they repaired it the first time and when it cracked the second time they re-cast his ring). So as long as the ring doesn’t need to be re-sized you should be fine.
Post # 8
does anybody know how if it is ok to wear palladium beside white gold? does one wear the other down?
Post # 9
Anything rubbing on white gold will rub off the rhodium plating and discolor it
Post # 10
I don’t dislike anything about my rings set in palladium. I love mine! I especially like that the metal is a bit of a darker silver color of the metal as compared to white gold.
Here are some pics. In the second one, my FI’s wedding band is tungsten.
Post # 11
Palladium love!! I’ve only had mine for 5 months and she’s still as beautiful as ever!
Post # 12
i really want a palladium wedding band but my e ring is white gold…
Post # 13
So jealous of palladium wearing chicks! I wear an 18kt white gold ering beside a platinum band. So far so good, but I think the designer puts an extra thick plating of rhodium on the white gold. He said it’d last me 5 years! Once that’s done, not looking forward to any sort of replating. Wish I’d have considered palladium or even platinum for the ering too. But there’s nothing wrong with the look of the two of them together so far after nearly 1 year.
Post # 14
@MrsBlueSeptember: I think we may have the same ring! Your stone is much larger, though.
As for the palladium questions, I’ve had my ring for a month or so, and it seems to be holding up well. I got it mainly because I didn’t want to deal with re-plating white gold, I like palladium’s natural color, and I don’t like how heavy platinum is. It does seem to scratch at about the same rate as white gold. I’d recommend it!
Post # 15
@rosyQ87: That we do! I just checked your previous posts and it is the same exact setting. The only thing a tad different is that I requested that the knife edge be softened a bit.
Post # 16
@MrsBlueSeptember: Good call! The knife-edge can definitely be uncomfortable if my fingers get squeezed against it in just the right way.