(Closed) Those with Palladium rings – thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

The appearances are all very similar. White gold needs ~yearly replating where the other two just need polishing and don’t lose material. Platinum is noticably heavier than palladium which some people prefer. I am very happy with my palladium ring, I was able to get a better diamond with the money saved. It HAS patina’d over the last year and needs a polish but thats a lot cheaper than the $90 I just paid to rhodium plate his gold ring. Palladium is known to be challenging for jewelers to work with so you should only buy it from someone who regularly produces a lot of it.

Post # 3
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

It’s brittle, hard to impossible to resize, and can crack.  That’s the down side.  Upside, pretty, stays a silvery color, hypoallergenic.

Post # 4
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Palladium is very pretty.  It was used to make my engagement ring.  The cost and appearance are great, BUT ultimately I say stear clear.  My ring broke after 2.5 months of daily wear.  It has been repaired, but now sits in a box because I worry too much about it happening again.  If you care about the longevity and symbolism of your “forever” rings, I would highly suggest going with a different material.  

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