Post # 1
I was at Pave, a jewelry store in Bend yesterday having my ring resized.
I did a little looking around as it is coming time to pick out the wedding bands. The jeweler was very kind and started showing me some bands he thought matched my ring, which is a 1930 antique. I asked about platinum bands, however, he said that platinum really isn’t a great choice for ring, unless there isn’t much of the metal showing as it dents and scratches easily. He said palladium is a much better choice.
Has anyone else heard this argument?
Is palladium easier to work, more like white gold?
would you select palladium over platinum?
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Post # 4
My jeweler (family friend, highly regarded jeweler) told me that they prefer working on platinum.
We originally ordered my ring in palladium (because I am highly allergic to nickel and that makes white gold not an option) She poured it 3 times and said she could’t get it to shine the way she wanted. She then tried a gold/palladium alloy for a white gold effect and hated it. She ended up upgrading us to platinum at no charge because she was so unhappy with it. She also commented that it grays more than platinum and actually scratches/pushes metal around more easily – but that a simple polish won’t bring it back like it does for platinum, that the patina stays. Since I haven’t actually worn it, I don’t know, but I do trust her opinion and since I’ll be returning for my matching wedding bands and she’ll be doing the upkeep, I want her to be confident and comfortable working on them.
Post # 5
A comment on the platinum being easily scratched. I’ve had my ering for over 2 months now (platinum) and I have no scratches. I am brutal with my jewelery which is largely why our jeweler also suggested platinum. And like I mentioned on the other thread, unlike the other metals where when you scratch it the metal is gone platinum is simply pushed aside. When polished it goes back in place so over time you do not lose any metal.