Palladium is part of the platinum family of precious metals. It looks and feels like platinum, but is lighter in weight and harder. Perhaps more importantly, palladium is priced competitively, and has become a popular alternative to platinum. Naturally white, it will never change colour or tarnish.
Did you know?
- Palladium is also used as an alloy in the manufacture of white gold.
- It was first separated from platinum in 1803 and was named in honour of the newly discovered asteroid Pallas, which had been discovered the previous year.