Palladium offers an excellent alternative to Platinum. It holds many of the same advantages but with a much lower price. Palladium also has a very similar properties as Platinum and comes from the same family of precious metals.
Did you know that Palladium is also hypoallergenic and is a "naturally white" precious metal just Platinum? Many people are familiar with Platinum as an excellent choice for their new engagement ring, but not many are familiar with Palladium.
Palladium offers another excellent choice for many types of diamond jewelry including engagement rings. This metal does not require rhodium plating like white gold engagement rings do.