Palladium is an extremely rare silvery white metal. It is considered to be a precious metal. It is one of the softer metals in the platinum group. Palladium is becoming a popular alternative to platinum and white gold for engagement rings because its price is between that of gold and platinum. While palladium costs less than platinum, it has many of the visual and strength attributes that make platinum popular. Palladium does not react with oxygen and therefore will not tarnish. Palladium alloys are generally 95% pure, making it hypoallergenic.
Metals for Engagement Rings