Palladium is a rare and lustrous silver-white metal first discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803. Named after the asteroid Pallas, palladium is part of the platinum group of metals which includes platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. The largest palladium deposits have been found in South Africa, the United States and Russia.
Palladium has been used for a long time (since 1939 in fact), but it took until 2009 for British assay offices to officially recognise it - a long-awaited acknowledgement by the jewellery industry, as it has been used to make high quality wedding rings, eternity rings and engagement rings for years.
Palladium compares very well to white gold, as it is harder, doesn't require rhodium plating and is significantly more affordable. "Apart from a slight weight difference (platinum is heavier) Palladium is almost indistinguishable from platinum". This is why we design and create beautiful and bespoke palladium wedding rings.