Palladium Men Wedding Bands-Difference of Palladium and Platinum

Author - May 15, 2013

palladium wedding ringsPalladium and Platinum are used to certainly consider other white precious metals for the manufacture of jewellery. Much has been written about the Platinum and features white gold alloy opposite. Some time ago, I wrote a short article. Newcomer described as very similar to the Platinum Palladium. This is the truth, but there is a difference and the price. Now test the prices for the end of its useful life and collect two metal

Color
To judge the color of my most popular ruthenium alloys in comparison. During the manufacturing process, while Palladium surfaces slightly yellowish seems identical elements. I have read sobering study that Palladium are a little whiter, but I could never differences of color and flavor in the finished parts. I compared the width 5 mm wedding band to avoid the errors of the gems and detail. Three of my colleagues also tried to change something without success

Purity
Both alloy metal purity 95% as standard. 5%, In this case study is a ruthenium. Ruthenium is a member of the PGM (platinum group metals) 100% precious metal in the final mix.

The lack
Both metals are considered very rare and precious. Two of them are only four metals to the ISO code. There are two other metals, gold and silver. Platinum is less than usually rarely over 15 times.

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Violence
Violence looks much like the occupation of the State and not much difference if you work.Palladium is a little easier and Poland. on the other hand is much more complicated for players due to the low density and the ability to capture gas in liquid form.

Tensile strength
Casting alloys are very similar to two Platinum at about 5% more efficient. If worked, but this difference can be increased to 25%. Tensile strength is important for the design of a voltage of these rings, necklace and bracelet wire and branches of fine diamonds and diamond band rings. The second is suitable for metal pieces with Platinum give best where the work hardening effect.

Abrasion resistance
The two metals are highly durable and resistant. Palladium is about 15% better abrasion resistance than 14 k White Gold. Compared to the 14 k gold that White was Platinum alloy 23% as tests performed by Hoover and strong.

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Density
Density is the most important point of difference. Palladium during almost the double disc of Platinum-21 g / cm3 density 12 GR/cm3. Clear advantage of Palladium is that you will see more volume per gram, or as we in the example at the end of the atmosphere in the Palladium from Platinum will be considerably lighter than the identical. Also a big is low density plus, because article is weight loss chains such as important, as well as wear large rings, earrings and bracelets.

Design
Metals have two pros and cons, you used the best, should take into account when planning. As already mentioned, the Palladium metal suitable for parts of a large and large earrings, Platinum has error, but more complicated process of casting and because not, two jets fill the low population density with fine detail, especially in small and large sections at a time (such as eternity rings). Platinum perfect cover this gap and the best options for these items.

Price:
This is the second installment (the density of the first) where Palladium and Platinum light years way from. Currently the price of Platinum is 1437 p $/ oz and Palladium is 426 p $/ oz. This difference 3.5 times along with the magic of the low charge density differs fundamentally Palladium. ¿? As shown in the following example:

Diamond Solitaire settings media serve as a basis for this example:

In Palladium rings it is 4.2 grams and get customers to $240
You ring the same Platinum a 7.5 grams. with a final price of $890
Difference: $650 (prices based on the market value at the time of writing)

Was it worth it?
This depends on the angle of a jeweler can be considered. The name Platinum has carved its own niche in jewelry, market high-end, and is a statement in itself. On the other hand has differences that have occurred, it would be the only one that people appreciate, have paid, on. I would say that there is also a question of the budget. For someone who has $10,000 in contrast to Diamond + numbers $600 seems to be not much. For me as someone who is on the second page with the page of the metal of the specific response worked – I give the difference to the quality of the diamonds or posts.