Monday, November 9, 2009

Stainless Steel Jewelry - The New Frontier in the Jewelry Industry

Stainless Steel jewelry has been around a long time ie: rings, necklaces, bracelets etc... . In today's world with new technology and advancement of more proficient tools, the style and fashion of Stainless Steel jewelry has taken on a whole new meaning. The room for creativity has expanded greatly and has made the making of stainless steel more of a work art.

The forms, shapes and designs that are professionally crafted by creative artisans has no limited bounds to the many styles that are available today. Even though there are both men's and ladies' Stainless Steel jewelry, the men's jewelry accounts for over 80% of the manufacturing of this jewelry.

Men's bracelets come in all sorts of sizes and designs such as the "Eagle Bracelet", a handsomely fashioned steel bracelet that has 4 eagles intricately cut around it. There are men's bracelets with the Greek Key design, other etched and complexly cut designs such as skulls, scorpions, even the Christian cross to name a few. They can be with a high polish shine, matte or brush finish. The list is endless.

Some jewelry makers have added gold plating to their creations, giving this already beautiful jewelry a whole new look. Others have added created gems such as Cubic Zirconia diamonds and gemstones.

316L Grade is the steel of choice for most jewelry makers because it is low in carbon with an extremely high resistance to corrosion (won't rust or tarnish and turn colors), is hypoallergenic, does not contain nickel and is durable. Fashioned to last a life time, this jewelry is not only rich looking and eye appealing but it is reasonably priced and affordable.

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