(Closed) Palladium vs. Platinum

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Platinum or Palladium wedding band
    Save the money Palladium is great! : (27 votes)
    56 %
    Save the money Palladium is fine! : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Palladium is terrible spring for Platinum! : (0 votes)
    Spring for Platinum, he's worth it! : (14 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think the only downside of palladium is many jewelers will still not work with it (I hear it’s because while many jewelers have the equipment, they’re uninformed on how to work with the metal). I think that will change though as the metal becomes more popular. Palladium is awesome because it’s very similar to platinum except that it is lighter and much less expensive.

    http://www.jewelgateway.net/index.php/home/56-precious-metals/122-palladium-vs-platinum-the-best-and-the-better

    Post # 5
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My Fiance also went with a Mokume gane ring….we bought off of etsy. Still waiting for it to arrive, but it seems like you can get them for a lot cheaper than the 5K models we saw in a jewelry store.

    ETA: this is the ring he chose

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/90662040/unique-mokume-gane-band?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_ref=auto2&ga_search_query=mokume+gane+band&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade

    Post # 6
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    4476 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If the person making it suggests palladium, then they probably know how to work with it.  The only bad thing I’ve ever heard about palladium is if someone doesn’t know how to resize it, it can crack.  Other than that, it’s got a lot of the same qualities as platinum.

    Post # 7
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    From what I know of Palladium, the only downside I personally see is the weight (because platinum is noticeably heavier, which I like). Otherwise, I think palladium is superior to platinum, because it is stronger and less expensive.

    Plus, many people prefer a lighter weight in their rings.

    Post # 8
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I just read yr post more carefully — are you trying to decide between all palladium and white gold made with palladium, or all palladium vs platinum? If the price difference is 1k between the gold and the palladium, I would go for the white gold. People have used this metal for generations, surely it is durable enough? Also, I understand many people prefer the way white gold wears to palladium/platinum (bc of the way the scratches look).

    Post # 9
    Member
    3451 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve had both.  I think palladium is a very nice alternative to platinum. 

    Post # 10
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    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Do palladium adn platinum look similar though, next to each other? I prefer a lightweight and lower priced wedding band but my e-ring shank is platinum. If they look the same next to each other, I would get platinum. 

    Anyone seen the two metals side by side?

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