While not all jewellers you come across will stock stainless steel jewellery, a growing number is beginning to. There is no denying that gold, silver, and platinum are still leading the way, but stainless-steel is no longer only an option for your steak knife set. Instead, it’s proving to be a beneficial metal type for your jewellery as well. Here’s why.
It Doesn’t Tarnish
If you’re not one to spend countless hours maintaining your jewellery, then you will be pleased to know stainless steel doesn’t need you to. When you buy silver jewellery, which is one of the most popular metals in the world, the jewellers you buy it from will tell you what you need to do to care for it. Silver tarnishes when you expose it to oxygen, which means that you often need to polish it. Stainless steel, however, doesn’t oxidize or tarnish which means it requires minimal maintenance or cleaning – if any at all.
When you purchase items from jewellers, each type of metal has a different sheen and appeal. While you look beautiful, when you wear them together, that sheen can often not match. You then have to be quite selective with what you wear together. Stainless steel doesn’t have this same sheen, which means whatever stainless-steel jewellery you buy, it will all match each other well.
Suitable for People with Allergies
For some reason, certain metals cause allergic reactions in different people. For example, nickel coating in silver jewellery can cause the wearer to break out in hot, itchy lumps that can infect. However, nickel is necessary for hardening up metals, which means that those who are allergic to it are limited in what they can wear. Stainless steel is a hard metal which doesn’t require another metal to harden it. As a result, it’s less likely to cause allergic reactions in the wearer.
Most metals are soft, which means that when you wear them every day, they are more likely to succumb to damage, wear, and tear. Stainless steel, on the other hand, doesn’t scratch or wear out nearly as quickly. As a result, it’s more suitable for people who use their hands a lot in their job and typically have to remove their jewellery.
Gold and silver jewellery are always going to be a firm favorite with most buyers. After all, it’s exquisite and looks stunning. However, for those who want a no-fuss approach to their jewellery, stainless steel is going to be a valid option.