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I've been a fan of palladium white gold for years. The white
appearance is an order of magnitude better than Nickel white,
especially in 18K. I like it for its workability, able to use high
temp solders for seamless use, its very clean casting, porosity
free, and just the feel of it when forging and shaping.
It's a tougher metal to work than nickel white, but isn't prone to
cracking when over worked. In general, it's a lot more forgiving
metal than nickel white. About the only negative I can come up with
is that it's harder to cast delicate pieces with it. But this is
compensated for by higher flask and melt temps and of course,
As it's a tougher metal than Nickel white, it seems to me it's also
a lot more durable. An example is how much more prepolish work is
required to get a perfect finish in the final polish. Not as much
work as with platinum but a lot more than nickel white.