Queen Haley. Ring. January 18th , 2018.
Palladium looks like platinum, feels like platinum, is part of the platinum family and is a great alternative to platinum when it comes to wedding rings. Like platinum, palladium can be fashioned into jewellery on its own or alloyed with other metals. Palladium is 30 times rarer than gold and doesn't need rhodium plating or bleaching to achieve its naturally coloured white finish.
Who wears them after may entirely be a different story and is also influenced by tradition and culture. The couple is supposed to have their weddings worn at all times. Who would not be proud if you wear diamond wedding rings? It is however common to see married men without their wedding rings whether inside or out of the house.
To achieve simplicity, a ring formed from another metal is made as a base for the diamonds. However, the metal itself would either be gold or platinum since they are the only ones that can hold onto diamond. One of the rare moments that gold is not the main feature in a ring is when a diamond is on top. In the case of wedding rings, the diamonds would then be lined around the metal band. The final form still exudes elegance without having to be as extravagant as it really is. You can also take time to look into different wedding ring catalogs. These are usually available online and in your local jewelry stores. Most of the jewelers, moreover, are willing to modify or even tone down some of the designs to accommodate your requests.
Choosing the Design: A reason why wedding rings are outshone by engagement rings in the public is because the latter is an exercise of excessiveness. In engagement rings, the bigger the diamond, the better. Wedding rings, on the other hand, tend to be simpler. This might be very difficult to pull especially if you have diamond wedding rings.
Palladium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803 and has been used as a precious metal in jewellery since 1939. As recently as 2001, palladium was more expensive than platinum and rarely used in jewellery due to the issue of casting - the technology to efficiently cast palladium as jewellery did not exist then. Palladium is extremely difficult to cast well because it is a veritable oxygen sponge when molten; it therefore requires a very controlled melting environment. However, the casting problem has been solved and its use in jewellery has increased because of a large increase in the price of platinum and a drop in the price of palladium.
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