Why People Wear Stainless Steel Jewellery In The Modern Age

Traditionally gold and silver have been the metals used for jewellery making throughout the ages, but there is a new kid on the block, stainless steel. Stainless steel is a modern alternative in jewellery making and manufacturing, and stainless steel jewellery has a number of benefits. Let's have a look at the benefits of stainless steel jewellery over other jewellery in the modern age.


Stainless steel is a very hard metal. It will not warp or lose its shape so this makes a stainless steel ring, bracelet or watch, perfect for those that have jobs where normal jewellery could be damaged. 

Resistance to scratching

Stainless steel will not mark easily due to the hardness of the material. This makes a stainless steel wedding ring a popular choice for men that may be using their hands every day in a manual job, such as a bricklayer, or gardener. You do not have to look after stainless steel jewellery with the same care as you would look after other jewellery due to its hardness and resistance to scratching.


Stainless steel jewellery has a dark grey colour that gives it a unique modern look. This makes it appeal to people that are non-traditional, want something different from their jewellery, and are perhaps following an alternative lifestyle. It can also have a masculine look so it often appeals to men. 

Stainless steel jewellery does not corrode. Its surface is resistant to oxidation and rusting meaning it keeps it's shine and looks. This is different from silver jewellery that can tarnish over time and oxidise with the air, giving it a black surface.  It also requires very little maintenance or care, perfect for people who could be careless with their jewellery.


Stainless steel jewellery is hypoallergenic so it will contain nothing that will cause an allergic reaction. This makes it perfect for super close contact with the body so stainless steel is a good choice for body jewelry.


Stainless steel jewellery can be manufactured with a number of different surfaces. It can have a matt finish, giving it a 'dull' appearance, it can have a brushed finish giving it a unique look or it can have a shiny finish, similar to silver in appearance.


Stainless steel jewellery is cheap to buy compared to gold or silver jewellery. If you are on a budget this makes a stainless steel wedding ring supremely cost-effective. If you are into fashion and want to change your jewellery on a regular basis then the cost of stainless steel jewellery means it's easier to change your look regularly. The cost of setting up a stainless steel jewellery wholesale business isn't ridiculous either so if you like stainless steel jewellery then that could be an option that will bring in some money as well.

Are there any bad points of stainless steel jewellery you may wonder? Well, hardly any. Stainless steel jewellery does not cost a lot so it doesn't retain any value like gold does. Also due to its hardness, it shouldn't be kept next to silver or gold jewellery as it could mark the jewellery if it comes into contact with them. Stainless steel rings also cannot be sized so when buying a ring it is important to choose the correct size.

Let me know, do you have any stainless steel jewellery? Would you buy any for you or a partner?

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  1. Stainless steel jewellery can still look really pretty I think :)

  2. I'm not sure I would buy stainless steel as I love silver, it sounds like a great value alternative though.

  3. I love wearing stainless Steel jewellery, my favourite

  4. I really like how Stainless Steel looks in some designs, I love that it can look feminine and masculine depending on the item x