Palladium, a precious metal, is also part of the platinum family of metals. The light-weight quality of palladium and significantly lower cost, makes it an outstanding and affordable choice for jewelry designs. Palladium is also hypoallergenic. Comparable in weight to 14k white gold, many 14k white gold alloys contain nickel, an element which is known to cause allergic reactions.
Palladium is white in color and will stay white, therefore it does not require rhodium plating like white gold does. Palladium also wears much like platinum. If the piece is worn daily, it will show surface wear over time. But surface wear can be easily restored with cleaning and polishing from a Josephs professional every few years.
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