Palladium—an excellent hard “white” finish that is increasingly being utilized as a replacement for nickel undercoatings in the jewelry and watch industry. Often mistaken for “white gold”, palladium finishes are characterized by high tarnish resistance and can be used as an alternative to rhodium when costs are a prime consideration.
Palladium Data Sheet
|From the Greek goddess of wisdom (Pallas) was discovered in 1803 by William Wollaston. As a member of the platinum family palladium is used extensively in the jewelry industry as a premium white metal for diamond settings. It is also used as an alloy metal for medical instruments. Palladium is obtained primarily from the mining of platinum, nickel and copper ores. It remains bright and is resistant to oxidation under normal conditions but will forms oxides when exposed to sulfur contaminated environments.|
|Finish Appearance||Warm bright gray/white|
|Typical Plating Thickness||0.5 microns - 1.27 microns|
|Medium hard - resists incidental abrasions|
|Corrosion Resistance||Medium to high|
|Cost per Troy oz.||Ranges from $700 -$800|
If you have an decorative item that you would like to have plated with palladium, please go to the pricing page. We have provided a price estimate on our most frequently plated items based on a .25 micron plated thickness. Of course the pricing estimates serve only as a guide. We will be happy to provide you with firm pricing after we have examined the actual piece.
For engineering and medical applications, we offer palladium plated finishes that complies with MIL-P-45209B.
|Plating Thickness: Palladium
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