Stainless steel is a durable alloy which is resistant to oxidation and fading. It usually has a silver appearance and unlike silver, it is hypoallergenic and scratch-resistant. Our stainless steel jewelry is an excellent alternative for people who are allergic and sensitive to base metals such as copper or brass.
A few years ago, stainless steel was used mostly in the men's jewelry industry. Thanks to technological advances and plenty of research, new ways of working with stainless steel have been found, resulting in much more chic and feminine jewelry.
Stainless steel is made of iron, chromium, nickel and carbon. Chromium is added as an agent to provide corrosion resistance. People with severe nickel allergies should still be aware that regular stainless steel contains nickel, as mentioned earlier. However, 316L stainless steel is considered as the best grade to use in case of allergic reactions, because it does not release nickel. It is a surgical type steel intended to be used inside or on the human body and is totally hypoallergenic. 316L stainless steel is used in our creations to avoid any risk of allergy.
Important points to remember about 316L stainless steel:
Safe: No allergic reaction. 316L stainless steel, or surgical grade steel, is best known for its hypoallergenic quality. It is therefore suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Stainless: Our jewelry will never tarnish on contact with air or water. Your skin will not become green or any other color.
Durable: Designed to last a lifetime, steel is strong and scratch-resistant. It is stronger than gold and silver.
Eco-friendly: This is the most environmentally friendly metal option in the world of jewelry. During the production process, the amount of energy used and the waste produced are considerably less important than in the production of other metals for jewelry. In addition, stainless steel is 100% recyclable.
Easy to maintain: Requiring very little maintenance, stainless steel is easy to clean. Just use soap and hot water.
Luxurious look: The appearance of stainless steel is similar to that of platinum, gold or silver in such a way that it retains all its beauty and luster at a fraction of the price.
Note: Stainless steel and chlorine make a very bad combination because stainless steel is very sensitive. Make sure to remove your stainless steel jewelry before going into a chlorine pool.
Crystal is often compared with glass, but they are very different. Crystal is made by adding lead oxide to glass. This process makes the colors shinier and more reflective than for ordinary glass. The higher the lead content, the better the quality of the crystal. In Europe, glass must contain at least 4% lead to be called crystal. In contrast, Swarovski crystal has a lead content of at least 32%. It is now the purest crystal in the world and a formidable alternative to diamond.
Each Swarovski crystal stone or pearl is cut just like a gemstone is cut. With the Swarovski process, sharp edges are obtained on each facet, with an exact calibration of the measurements to maximize sparkle and depth. The bigger the Swarovski crystal, the shinier.
The best designers in the world choose Swarovski crystal for the luxury it brings to their creations. Swarovski is a world-famous Austrian brand.