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  • Writer's picturePaola Paley

Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium

Not only gold and silver, Metals from the platinum family are also used in jewelry production, And they have many advantages,

They are beautiful, shiny, strong, and elegant!

Platinum, palladium, and rhodium,

So what are they, and how are they used?

Platinum is marked on jewelry with the stamp "PT," and its purity level is between 90% to 95%, making it an excellent choice for exquisite jewelry.

Platinum is a beautiful silvery-white metal associated with elegance and luxury.

It is incredibly durable, does not tarnish, and is one of the most precious metals, often used for special items like engagement rings.

It is perfect for setting precious gemstones.

Palladium is another silvery-white metal, similar to platinum but more cost-effective. Palladium is marked on jewelry with the stamp "PD," and its purity level is 95% and above, making it a high-quality option.

Palladium is highly durable, resistant to staining, corrosion, and lightweight, making it a comfortable choice for jewelry.

It's often less expensive than platinum, making it a cost-effective option for high-quality pieces like rings and necklaces.

Rhodium is a brilliant silvery-white metal often used for plating other metals in jewelry. Rhodium plating is used to enhance the appearance of white gold and sometimes silver jewelry.

Rhodium provides a bright and luxurious finish.

Over time, rhodium plating can wear off, but it can be re-plated to maintain its shine and appearance. In summary:

  • Platinum is known for its luxury and durability.

  • Palladium offers similar qualities at a more affordable cost.

  • Rhodium is used as a plating material to give jewelry a bright and shiny finish.

Now, armed with this additional information, you can continue and choose your jewelry accordingly.

Here are some of my jewelry in Paltinum, Palladium and white Gold 14K plated with Rhodium

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