Palladium Jewellery - Need and Importance

By: Aadil Bandukwala

The demand of jewellery is increasing day by day. People demand for Jewellery made of precious metals like Gold, Platinum and Silver. But the production of these metals are always limited, because these are natural elements, we cannot produce synthetic gold, platinum and silver by scientific methods. So, in that case we have to rely on natural reserves of Gold, Silver and other metals. Titanium is being used for Military purposes leaving very less amount for use in Jewellery manufacturing.

To solve this demand for metals, jewellery manufacturers started using alloys like White Gold and other precious metals like Palladium for exclusive set of people. They started making every kind of jewellery for different purposes made of White Gold, which is basically an alloy of gold with at least one white metal generally, Nickel or palladium. Although jewellery made of Palladium is also popular, and jewellery manufacturers were using this metal since long. These days, palladium consumption is not only limited into technical applications, it had become an industrial precious metal.

Although White Gold is ideal for jewellery making, but there is a mind set of consumers about alloys. They don't want these mixtures if a better alternative is present. They prefer pure white metals like palladium. Palladium is a member of the platinum family and typically palladium jewelry products look similar to platinum. The shine of Palladium Jewellery is natural, and you don't need to re polish them again and again to maintain its shine. Which means its natural glitter will never wear off.

There are two important factors behind popularity of Palladium. First, palladium is about half the density of platinum (12 g/cm3 vs. 21 g/cm3). Second feature is the ductile nature of Palladium, this features makes it easier for jewellery designers to mould palladium in their desired shape. Appearance-wise, platinum and palladium are very similar, but palladium is actually somewhat whiter. And it's no duller - in fact, it's easier to polish, but price is a factor. Everyone comes in wanting platinum, but only a quarter of them can actually afford it.

Although people are now loving Palladium Jewellery products, but there is a problem. In many European countries, such as the U.K., palladium is not recognized as a jewelry metal and cannot be hallmarked. Moreover, U.S. stamping laws place no restrictions on marketing palladium jewelry products in the U.S.

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