NB Sell your palladium ring / jewellery urgently required. We urgently want to buy your unwanted and damaged palladium rings. If you have the Platinum or palladium jewellery you can obtain a sell price for your items by using our gold and precious metals price calculator above. Just enter the weight in grams (approximately if you do not know it then select the right drop-down box. Prices are for 95% purity platinum and palladium
We are particularly interested in buying Platinum and Palladium rings, bangles, bracelets and chains etc.
We have been specialist Platinum & Palladium Buyers for over 10 years . You can sell Platinum and Palladium to us in all purities and from Jewellery to Scrap
Platinum and Palladium are more difficult and costly to refine than either gold or silver. They both have a very high melting temperature making it difficult to melt cleanly. By keeping our costs as low as possible and with leading expertise in the field of processing both platinum and palladium waste on a smaller scale than the really big guys (who do not deal with the Public) we can offer you the best prices for your scrap platinum and palladium . We can agree a purity and a price over the counter and pay you out straight away.
Looking to sell Platinum or Palladium? We are Platinum & Palladium Buyers. Sell Platinum and Palladium from Jewellery to Scrap Industrial We buy all types of Platinum and Palladium from jewellery items, including wedding rings etc labware and industrial grain, flakes, powder, and general bits of scrap.
Items we are particularly interested in buying include Paltinum and Palladium Rings and Jewellery, Platinum Crucibles, Platinum Contacts thermocouples & Capacitors, Platinum Sensors, Platinum Discs, Platinum Wire & Cables, All Platinum jewellery including Platinum rings, pendants, bracelets etc, All Palladium jewellery including Palladium rings, pendants, bracelets etc
If you have scrap waste material of platinum or palladium for example crucibles or contacts please telephone Lionel on 0121 448 0488 to discuss your options. Platinum and Palladium are more difficult and costly to refine than either gold or silver because they both have a very high melting temperature making it difficult to melt cleanly. By keeping our costs as low as possible and with leading expertise in the field of processing both platinum and palladium waste on a smaller scale than the really big guys (who do not deal with the Public) we can offer you the best prices for your scrap platinum waste. In most cases we can agree a purity and a price over the counter and pay you out straight away.
The Differences between Platinum & Palladium
Platinum and palladium are both naturally white metals that will stay white forever. The difference in color between palladium and platinum is very minimal. Platinum rings are generally about 1 shade whiter than palladium, but there truly is a very small difference. Unlike white gold, both platinum and palladium are not rhodium plated since they are naturally a bright white color. This is a great feature of both metals because it means much less maintenance than a white gold ring which could develop a yellow tinge without regular re-plating. Also, because both palladium and platinum rings develop a patina finish over time, that means even less maintenance.
WHAT IS PATINA?
Patina refers to the look that platinum and palladium rings develop over time. When platinum and palladium rings get scratched, the metal moves from one part of a ring to another. Over time, this gives the rings a matte-finish appearance, also known as patina. This is different than white gold rings because when white gold is scratched, the metal actually comes off of the ring and overtime the ring develops a scratched surface instead of a patina. Most people are excited for their ring to develop a patina finish because of the beautiful look it gives to a ring. However, if you don’t like the look of the patina, you can always have both a platinum or palladium ring re-polished which will bring it back to its original shiny state. Alternatively, you can opt for a white gold ring which doesn’t develop patina.
Palladium vs Platinum Cost
1/29/20 Update: Wow! The Palladium market has jumped recently, with the cost of pure Palladium exceeding that of Platinum. Because the metal market is quite volatile, this may change. However, at this time, Palladium’s pricing is now similar to that of Platinum – our Palladium rings are priced just a bit lower than Platinum due to Platinum’s density.
Summer 2019 Palladium Cost Comparison: This is where palladium is the front runner: palladium rings cost almost half the cost of platinum rings. However, this does not mean palladium is an inferior metal to platinum. In fact, many of our customers that are not budget-conscious select palladium over platinum since it isn’t inferior in any way. The primary reason platinum rings are more expensive than palladium rings is because platinum is much more dense than palladium (almost twice as dense)! This means to make the same ring, we need to use more grams of platinum than grams of palladium (almost twice the amount)! So, this is also why platinum rings are heavier than palladium rings (almost twice as heavy)!
Palladium vs Platinum Durability
HARDNESS (AND SCRATCHING)
Palladium is a harder metal than platinum, which means a palladium ring is harder to scratch compared to a platinum ring. Regardless, like any engagement ring, both rings are still going to get scratched so this shouldn’t be a deciding factor. Additionally, as mentioned above, both palladium and platinum rings will develop a patina finish. This is because when palladium and platinum scratch, the metal moves to a different location on the ring (as compared to 14k gold, where the metal is scratched off forever) which creates the patina finish which most people love. As mentioned, if you don’t like the patina finish then re-polishing your ring will help restore the ring to near its original shiny look for both platinum and palladium.
More good news: both palladium and platinum are strong metals that are great for an engagement ring or wedding band. Of the two metals, platinum is stronger than palladium, but again both metals are strong enough to be used for engagement rings or wedding rings that are worn daily.
WEIGHT OF A PALLADIUM RING VS A PLATINUM RING
Because platinum is more dense than palladium, platinum rings will be heavier than palladium as well (almost twice as heavy). Some people love the heavier weight of platinum rings, but some find the lightness of palladium rings to be more comfortable (palladium rings are slightly lighter than 14k gold rings). It’s really personal preference. In general, for non-bulky engagement rings or wedding bands, the weight of platinum should not be overwhelming and the ring should still be comfortable on the finger. However, if you have a very bulky engagement ring or wedding ring, platinum may feel heavy on the finger. Similarly, for delicate engagement rings or wedding bands, the lightness of palladium may make it feel as if you are wearing nothing on your finger. Some people like this, but if you have a very delicate ring and want to be able to feel some of the weight on your finger then platinum may be a more ideal choice.
Is Palladium or Platinum Better for Allergies?
Great news for those who have sensitive skin or metal allergies: both platinum and palladium are known as hypoallergenic metals. Additionally, none of our palladium or platinum rings have any nickel content in them, which is generally the main culprit of allergies in engagement rings and wedding rings. Saying this, if you are someone who is very sensitive to metals, it may be good to check with your doctor or allergist. Platinum has also been used in jewelry much longer than palladium has been, so your doctor may feel more comfortable suggesting that as a choice.
The Only Con To Palladium
Palladium is considered a modern metal in the jewelry world, and without the right equipment can be tricky or impossible to work with. For this reason, many jewelers don’t feel confident creating, maintaining, or resizing jewelry made of palladium. . In fact, worldwide less than 1% of rings are made of palladium,