Frequently asked Questions
Is palladium a precious metal?
Yes, palladium is a precious metal.
How is palladium different from platinum?
Platinum and palladium belong to the platinum group of metals. Both metals have a noble white colour.
The main difference between these metals is density: platinum has a higher density. This affects the weight of jewellery pieces: considering same dimensions, palladium jewellery will be almost 2 times lighter than platinum one.
How is palladium different from white gold?
“White” gold is an alloy of gold with metals that give it a white tint (for example, in Russia nickel is used to make “white” gold. In Europe, however, nickel is prohibited as a ligature by EC Directive 1907/2006 REACH Annex XVII, Item 27 (you can read the directive at the link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX=2006R1907-20191030&from=EN ), since it can cause allergies).
Palladium is a white precious metal.
Traditional “white” gold has a yellowish tint. To give the desired colour, jewellery pieces are plated with rhodium. Also, the rhodium plating protects against possible allergic reactions that can be caused by the nickel in the alloy.
However, rhodium plating, like any other, wears off over time, exposing the true yellowish tint of “white” gold. Also, exposed areas in contact with the skin can cause allergic reactions.
Palladium jewellery, in particular PalladinGold™ 950 jewellery, does not need rhodium plating, as the alloy has a noble white colour and does not contain any allergenic components.
What is a jewellery fineness?
The fineness shows the content of the precious metal in the jewellrey. For example, the 750 mark on a gold item means that the item contains 75% of gold.
In Russia, the Federal Assay Office is engaged in testing and stamping. For more information about the fineness, follow the link: https://probpalata.ru/index#testingJewerly
Why is the content 95% and the fineness 850?
PalladinGold™ 950 is a palladium alloy that contains 95% of precious metal. Unfortunately, in the Russian Federation, in contrast to other countries, the 950 fineness for jewellery made of this noble metal is not legally enshrined. Therefore, products made of PalladinGold™ 950 are stamped with the closest statutory fineness of 850.
Can this be checked?
Since we are not issued any cover letters or certificates after stamping, the content of the precious metal in the alloy can only be checked in independent laboratories.
Why is the cost so high?
The cost of the jewellery consists of many factors, such as the cost of palladium, the cost of alloying elements, the cost of production of an alloy, the cost of manufacturing a jewellery piece, exchange rates.
Wear resistance of jewelry?
PalladinGold™ 950 alloy has increased wear resistance, which means that jewellery preserves its original appearance longer than jewellery made of traditional alloys. This has become possible thanks to the principle of intermetallic nanophase hardening, which is used to create alloys for the space industry.
Do we make customised jewellery?
Yes, we offer custom made jewellery. Details on the link https://palladingold.com/en/uorder/ or by phone +7 (985) 765-7-765
Do we make chains and body piercing products?
At the moment, the technology to manufacture a wire from the PalladinGold™ 950 alloy is being developed. The wire is necessary to produce chains.
Body piercing products, in particular classic clickers, can be made upon request.