Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How to Stamp Palladium Jewelry

A common question-How should I stamp or "hallmark" palladium jewelry?

The FTC guidelines about palladium are intended for use with platinum, and might be out of context for use. However, Pd and Pall are commonly recognized abbreviations for palladium. There is no minimum palladium content guideline from the FTC. To my knowledge all the new palladium jewelry is 950Pd or more.

According to a recent article in the MJSA Journal PAI is working on a guideline from the FTC. What we suggest for now is to stamp all palladium jewelry either 950Pd or 950PALL.

This will avoid any confusion on the part of the jeweler or the consumer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where can one get a 950Pd stamp?