I have been using palladium more and more. I have worked with a few
palladium alloys. Just now I am using 5% copper and I wonder what
else I could use.
As far as finess is concerned 95% is good, but what about other
I would love to experiment a bit, but I thought I’d try and see if
somebody has any hints.
For instance, how would these work: 95% palladium and silver, gold,
sterling, white gold alloy, white gold, platinum, and platinum group
metals. I am not too fussed about cost. I am limited by heat,
Are there any favourite alloys? How about 750. I have noticed pure
plat and a lot of palladium is hopelessly soft. I’d prefer to offer
an alloy of only white precious metals (or gold), if possible.
If I can hazard a guess 730 palladium and 270 hard pd/white gold
(thinking 750 pd end result) would be nice.
It seems a useful alloy, but the properties of white gold are much
better in most cases. It takes an age to polish yet it is soft.
Side issue - I have also had no luck rhodium plating palladium. I am
happy to leave it, but apparently I should have been able to plate
Looking forward to your responses,