Palladium is a member of the platinum group of metals, it is a silver-white metal that will not tarnish, hypoallergenic and 95% pure. Palladium is a good alternative for those looking to purchase white gold jewelry but do not want to deal with the hassle of maintenance. Owners of white gold bands find that they need to refinish their jewelry as it eventually turns yellow. Since Palladium is a pure white metal it will not tarnish or fade like white gold, in fact it is brighter than white gold. It is hypoallergenic and can be worn by individuals who are sensitive to gold.

Palladium is more affordable than Platinum and a good choice for those who wish to have the same modern finish of a white band like Platinum without breaking the bank. In comparison, Palladium rings are lighter than Platinum rings. Many individuals find wearing a Palladium ring more comfortable. It is also more durable than Platinum and will not dent or scratch quite as easily.