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Old 11-14-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Scatchability: Platinum vs. Palladium

I'm deciding between two types of metals for my band and one of the things I wonder is...................Which metal is more prone to scratch? Platinum of Palladium?
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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Platinum will actually scratch easier and show more scratches than 14 karat white gold. Many people find this characteristic of platinum very desirable, as a platinum ring worn daily will develop a "patina", which is best described as a brushed, very white look.

Platinum and Palladium are both in the platinum family of metals. Platinum is significantly more dense and heavier that palladium but palladium resists scratching a bit more than platinum does.. There is also a significant difference in price between the metals.
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Thanks. Do you think palladium would be a good alternative to 14k white gold then?

I like the whole idea of having platinum, but I'm not sure I am ready to pay for the difference in price (how big of a discrepancy is it?) and palladium sounds a little more durable from what you're saying.
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