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What is Palladium?

Here at Skylight we’ve been incorporating Palladium into our jewelry, and we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what exactly it is.  So here is some information to help clarify:

  • Palladium is a naturally white metal and will not tarnish.  It does not required rhodium plating and will stay white forever.
  • Palladium is 30 times more rare than gold.
  • Palladium is lighter than platinum, with about half the density of platinum.  Therefore, a piece of jewelry made in palladium would cost and weigh significantly less than the same piece made in platinum.
  • Palladium rarely causes allergic reactions, and if usually a safe alternative for those allergic to white gold.
  • Palladium is durable and wears similarly to platinum.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask us!

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Skylight Jewelers
Our shop is also our studio, where we design and create exquisite jewelry. Skylight Jewelers has been creating custom made jewelry for over 35 years. We take great pride in our work and sign each piece. Our specialty is engagement rings, wedding bands, and our enchanting collection of fine jewelry which includes colored gemstones, pearls and moonstones. All of our Pieces are created in gold or platinum using a mélange of modern, traditional, and ancient techniques. We'd love for you to come by and view our latest creations as well as watch us create in our studio!