Jewelry, especially silver, tends to tarnish when the metal interacts with the oxygen in the air because there is no coating on the jewelry to protect the core metal. However, stainless steel jewelry does not tarnish because the metal, which is one of the strongest of all jewelry metals, does not oxidize. This is why stainless jewelry is so durable and the metal is also used for other sterile purposes, such as in kitchens and hospitals and for medical instruments.
Many people have allergies to the nickel found in most common jewelry metals. However, stainless steel does not incorporate other alloys to make it harder; it is a naturally hard metal. In fact, stainless steel is one of the most bio-compatible metals. It can be worn by anybody because of its anti-allergic properties.
Stainless steel is not as shiny as other metals, such as silver or gold; it has a steel gray hue. Some people prefer the metallic appearance of stainless steel jewelry as it makes it a versatile addition to their jewelry collection. It is also less expensive than other jewelry metals, making it more accessible than traditional gold or silver jewelry. It is most commonly used in men's jewelry.
Easy to Clean
Stainless steel jewelry can be cleaned with warm water and a clean cloth, forgoing the need to use harmful, expensive jewelry cleansers.