Palladium as a Ring Setting Metal

Palladium is similar in appearance to white gold, but since it does not have nickel as one of its ingredients, palladium is hypoallergenic. Palladium is considered a lightweight metal, similar in weight to 14K gold. Palladium metal can coat a ring or the ring can be “950 palladium,” 95% palladium and 5% ruthenium, with possibly other traces of metal.

Which Retailers Use Which Metal?

If you are considering any of the three most popular setting metals—yellow gold, white gold, or platinum—almost any retailer will carry some settings in your metal choice. For other setting metals, you may need to look a little harder. Palladium settings are offered at Abazias; remember you can buy a setting and loose diamond separately and have the diamond set in the setting by any professional jeweler for a modest fee.

Yellow Gold White Gold Platinum Palladium
Abazias X X X X X X X
Blue Nile X X X X X X
E.R.D. X X X
James Allen X X X
Mondera X X X
Precious Glow X X X