10 Facts about 14k Palladium White Gold

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Most recently I started designing a small collection of 14 karat palladium white gold jewelry. I particularly like this metal, because of its durability and hypo-allergnic properties. In this blog article I am taking a quick look at some facts behind the beautiful 14 karat palladium white gold metal. To better understand 14k palladium white gold let's take a look at its history, where it comes and some interesting facts about the metal.  

  1. 14 karat palladium white gold contains 58% pure gold, 15% palladium and other alloys such as copper and silver.
  2. The precious metal, palladium was discovered in 1803 by The English Chemist William Hyde Wollaston. His discovery came while analyzing samples of platinum.
  3. Palladium white gold is hypo-allergenic and ideal for those who are sensitive to metals.
  4. Palladium white gold is tarnish resistant - its color will remain the same and not fade over time.
  5. Palladium white gold is nickel free unlike traditional white gold that contains about 75% gold, 25% nickel and zinc.
  6. Palladium white gold is more expensive than traditional white gold.
  7. Palladium is sourced from the United States, Canada, Africa and Russia. The majority of palladium comes from South Africa and Russia. 
  8. Palladium has a light gray appearance.
  9. Jewelers have been using palladium since1939 and continue designing with it today.
  10. 14 karat palladium white gold is stronger than traditional white gold. 



California Handbag & Jewelry Designer - Lisa Ramos
This blog article is written by California Designer, Lisa Ramos who is a member of the International Gem Society (IGS) and Argentium Silver Guild.

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