A more economical metal that is becoming increasingly popular in jewelry making is stainless steel. In fact, many people may even consider stainless steel to be the best alternative to gold, silver or platinum.
What Are The Benefits Associated With Stainless Steel Jewelry?
Jewelry makers have been increasingly choosing stainless steel to make ring, earrings, necklaces and bracelets because it is extremely strong and durable, yet economical and easy to maintain. This tough metal is less susceptible than other metals to scratches, dings and dents due to its strength. The makeup of standard stainless steel consists of at least 12% chromium, which is added to increase the metal’s resistance to oxidation. This means that a piece of stainless steel jewelry will look great for years to come without the need of regular maintenance as it will not rust or tarnish. Those with skin allergies also prefer to wear stainless steel jewelry because it is hypoallergenic and will not cause most topical skin irritation commonly caused by other types of metal.
How Do I Care For Stainless Steel Jewelry?
There is not much maintenance required in order to keep up the appearance of stainless steel jewelry. To clean your stainless steel jewelry simply use warm water, mild dish soap, and a non-abrasive cloth.