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THE PROS AND CONS OF WHITE METALS

Which White Metal Should I Choose?

White Metal Colors

Pros

Cons

Palladium

modern wedding band with vintage millegrain details

  • cool light gray

  • most affordable of the precious metals

  • 95% pure

  • lightweight

  • great for larger, bulkier designs

  • 95% wear resistance
    ("very good" wear resistance)

  • requires expertise in repairs

  • lightweight/low density not ideal for delicate designs

  • Vicker's hardness 125
    (140 special treatment available for additional cost/time)

Platinum
delicate leaf wedding band with diamonds

  • cool light gray color

  • best all around metal

  • great for lightweight designs

  • excellent for repairs

  • "excellent" wear resistance
    (won't lose weight over time)

  • Vicker's hardness 130
    (150 special treatment available for additional cost/time)

  • 95% pure

  • most expensive

  • high density: heavy for bulky designs

14k White Gold
african love symbol wedding band in natural white gold

  • more affordable than platinum

  • very good for repairs

  • Vicker's hardness 150

  • our 14k white gold is nickel-free

  • not actually white

  • needs rhodium plating

  • "good" wear resistance

    (wears down over time)
  • only 58.5% pure
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