Palladium is a beautiful white precious metal that was first discovered in 1803 by British chemist William Hyde Wollaston. It was initially perceived as a mysterious treasure and Wollaston named it after the Greek goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship, Pallas Athena.
It took over two centuries for this lustrous metal to gain worldwide recognition, gradually increasing in popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Today, palladium is opening up a range of opportunities for jewellery designers across the globe to innovate and create unique items, unconstrained by some of the limitations of other metals.