As gold and platinum prices sky rocket many consumers are looking for different metal alternatives. Before you set your precious sapphire in silver why not consider palladium. Palladium is a member of the platinum group metals (PGMs) it shares similar chemical properties with platinum and the other elements in the group.
This year Jewelers of America’s JA New York Winter Show which is one of the industry’s most highly attended trade shows held an educational seminar to help demystify palladium. Sales people have to know the facts about palladium to be able to present the metal as a viable alternative to the other highly sort after metals.
More precious than gold and as rare as platinum, palladium is a perfect metal to set your precious sapphire in. Unlike other metals palladium is naturally white and does not need to be alloyed or plated to achieve the magnificent white glow, and since it is natural in color it will not yellow or tarnish over time. It is a hypoallergenic material and will not cause skin irritation that sometimes occurs with white gold.
Palladium is strong and durable and will make perfect heirlooms as it will endure the test of time.
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The Natural Sapphire Company offers many of its exquisite sapphire jewelry designs in palladium.