PALLADIUM

All facts and figures taken from Zoara

Palladium is a pure and precious metal. Similar to platinum, palladium is part of the platinum group metals and shares similar qualities to platinum. While palladium may sound like a new discovery in jewellery, it has been used in fine jewellery making for more than a century. Mined in only a few places around the world, palladium is relatively rare and has become a popular alternative to other alloy metals.

Chemical Formula: Pd
Color: Silvery-white
Hardness: 4.75
Crystal System: Isometric
Specific Gravity: 12.02
Luster: Metallic
Tenacity: Ductile and malleable
Environment: In ore deposits formed by the cooling of magma
Rock Type: Sedimentary, Metamorphic
Striking Features: White coloured, less dense than platinum and hypo-allergenic