Total diamond weight: 0.18 carats. Era period: vintage 1945 1950. Tested professionally: yes (acid and machine). Any scratches, dings etc:no.Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously, take it in consideration, it is not new, it has good patina from the age. When were describing an item as vintage, this means that it is at least 50 years old or more. Sometimes its hard for us to determine exactly when a particular piece was made. There has been a lot of talk about the newest metal in the wedding ring industry; palladium.
Is the first question that comes to mind. Most people only know of platinum, white gold and gold as their wedding ring metal choices.
Palladium is the newest white metal being used in the wedding ring industry. What is the difference between Platinum and Palladium?
Platinum and palladium come from the same family of metals, the Platinum Group of Metals. This means both platinum and palladium share many of the same physical properties. This is why palladium looks and acts just like platinum.In fact, palladium is just as rare as platinum because palladium is only found where there are platinum deposits. This means palladium is actually more rare than gold. There are only a few mines in the world produce palladium. The only difference is palladium is about half the weight of platinum. This means that if you have two identical rings, one made of platinum and one made of palladium, the palladium ring is half the weight.
The reason palladium costs less is that there has not been as high a demand for it as there is for platinum. This will change in the future as more and more consumers become aware of palladium as a lower cost alternative to platinum. What is the difference between White Gold and Palladium?
Believe it or not, there is no such thing as white gold. It is really just an alloy, meaning a mixture of metals, of gold, palladium, nickel and other metals to make gold less yellow in color. After these metals are mixed together the alloy is still not completely white, so Platinum Group Metal called rhodium, is used to plate the ring to make it is as white as palladium. Recent technological breakthroughs in metalworking, have allowed jewelry to be made out of almost pure palladium.
14k white gold rings are made of only 55% gold and 18k white gold rings are made of 75% gold. Palladium Wedding Bands are made of 95% pure palladium. The consumer gets more value by purchasing palladium rings because their price is the same as 14k white gold, but the purity level is much higher at 95%.Palladium is stronger and more scratch resistant than white gold. There is no difference in the coloring of the scratches as there is no plating to be rubbed off creating a difference in color. We pack our items in a very safe way so that it arrives intact. The piece will arrive in perfect conditions, we pack our items with triple foam in a sturdy box. The box is also sealed with a safety plastic belt.
Thanks for shopping in Lara Vintage Jewelry. We tend to sell well below the wholesale price.
Many of our items are one of a kind, so please enjoy scrolling through the listings and hopefully, something will catch your eye. Please do not get discouraged by the condition pre-owned , this condition does not have the same meaning as it would when describing electronics, appliances, clothing or cars. This is jewelry, and is made out of precious stones and metals and will never become worn out or obsolete.
If you have never bought vintage jewelry before and expect perfect, maybe this is not for you. But if you have bought before and you've been satisfied I assume you will fall in love with this piece. Want to find out more? The item "40s VINTAGE DECO ANTIQUE PALLADIUM & 0.18 CTW. DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING SIZE 6.6" is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings". The seller is "vintageantiquejewelry" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.