Why stainless steel is a rising star in the jewellery trade.

Why stainless steel is a rising star in the jewellery trade.

 

  1. Its resistant to rust, oxidation and discoloration

Stainless steel has an extremely stable and long lasting colour, making it amazing for long lasting jewellery designs. Because of its un-plated nature – the metal is the same colour all the way through – making it resistance to fading and discoloration

  1. Its very durable and hard-wearing

Jewellery made with stainless steel components has far more strength than the same parts used in sterling silver pieces. Silver is actually very soft. Having jewellery made of stainless steel is a great choice for every day and heavy use – meaning your precious memories have a high probability of lasting 10+ more years

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  1. They’re great for those with allergies

Whilst most metals contain a certain amount of nickel – stainless steel is generally considered hypoallergenic, which is why its used for earrings in newly-pierced ears.

  1. It’s very hard

Were talking REALLY hard. In fact, its so hard-wearing that we actually recommend storing it away from sterling silver and gold jewellery, as they are very soft in comparison. Keep them in our purpose made pouches and boxes for the best storage solution.

  1. The colours are beautiful – and we can make it rose gold and gold too!

The tones of stainless steel jewellery is beautiful! After working with the metal for years – I can certainly say that I prefer the rose gold colour of stainless steel – to actual rose gold! See what I mean here

  1. Low maintenance

No more dipping, polishing or expensive abrasions needed – stainless steel only needs a polish with a soft clot – and its good to go.

  1. Scratch resistant

Have you ever seen your favourite piece of sterling or gold jewellery in a bright light and realized how scratched it is? That’s is because sterling silver is actually very soft on the surface, which makes it easy to engrave, but it doesn’t put up a good fight with every day wear. Stainless steel is an amazing alternative to stop this from happening

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  1. Its lower cost

The trend of rising precious metal process is continuing, and I never expect it to stop. Because of this sterling silver pieces are becoming less and less affordable, cutting a great deal of people off from being able to afford them. Stainless steel has the same effect (with lots of added benefits) and all of this comes in at a lower cost.

  1. They can be cut into beautiful shapes

Because of its durability – it makes an amazing metal for cutting into intricate shapes and symbols that last. Even very delicate patterns, or patterns that otherwise couldn’t be cut into sterling silver or gold can be done with stainless steel

  1. Engravings last for ever

Following on from the durability point, engraved stainless steel will last forever – making engraved stainless steel jewellery a great choice for everyday wear.

 

A quick note about stainless steel:

Please please please (can you tell I’m passionate about this?) make sure you buy genuine stainless steel jewellery! A great deal of online marketplaces sell what they’re claiming to be stainless steel pieces, but are actually zinc alloys and brass – which can cause allergic reactions. All of our jewellery is vetted and inspected by us so you can be sure that its genuine stainless steel.

 


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