Palladium is a beautiful white precious metal that was first discovered in 1803 by British chemist William Hyde Wollaston. It was initially perceived as a mysterious treasure and Wollaston named it after the Greek goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship, Pallas Athena.
It took over two centuries for this lustrous metal to gain worldwide recognition, gradually increasing in popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Today, palladium is opening up a range of opportunities for jewellery designers across the globe to innovate and create unique items, unconstrained by some of the limitations of other metals.
palladium jewellery is easy and comfortable to wear, even when incorporated into dramatic statement jewellery or earrings
palladium is stronger than most metals, making it ideal for holding large gemstones securely in place
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palladium is natural, vibrant and has enduring whiteness
palladium is one of the scarcest metals in the world and demand for it is anticipated to rise significantly
palladium can be drawn into fine threads and beaten into leaf form finer than a strand of silk without breaking
palladium is extremely tarnish-resistant and doesn’t need to be plated to maintain its whiteness
palladium can be used as a 95 per cent pure alloy, unlike other precious metals which are sometimes 75 or 58.5 per cent pure. It doesn’t interact with oil, skin or air so its white lustre lasts a lifetime.