If you are wondering which material your next ring should be, you should definitely consider stainless steel. No one wants a rusty ring and that’s one of many reasons why stainless steel is a great option, it does not tarnish or rust. 

Stainless steel is an iron and chromium alloy that is used in many industries, including jewelry. Some types of stainless steel can have additional metals which can cause irritation. Here at Dicci we use 316L stainless steel, widely known as hypoallergenic. The chromium reacts with the oxygen in the air and forms a protective layer that makes stainless steel highly resistant to corrosion and rust.

Stainless steel jewelry is a great choice for daily wear, it can have contact with cleaning products, water, sweat, perfume, and moisturizers without rusting, staining, or losing color.


Stainless steel vs silver plated

When looking for a ring, or other accessories, on a more affordable spectrum, it’s important to know the difference between stainless steel and silver plated jewelry. Unlike stainless steel, the silver plated jewelry, depending on which base metal is, does not have the same durability and tends to chip off with time if not handled with proper care.

Some pros of using stainless steel

Durable: on top of not tarnish or rust, stainless steel is incredibly durable since it’s resistant to bumps and scratches that could damage softer metals.

Low Maintenance: alongside its durability, stainless steel jewelry doesn’t require much maintenance. If you wish to clean your pieces, simply clean them with warm water and soap.  

Comfortable: stainless steel though very strong it is not heavy and feels very light on your fingers, wrist, necklace, or ear. As previous mentioned, this material is best known for being hypoallergenic, so it’s great even for the most irritable skin.

Value: although it has great quality, prices are significantly lower compared to gold, silver, and platinum.

Eco-Friendly: stainless steel is considered one of the most eco-friendly metal options for jewelry, since in the production process, the amount of energy and waste produced is significantly less than in the production of other metals.


Raquel Couto