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Stainless steel versus 925 sterling silver

Stainless steel versus 925 sterling silver: Which jewelry suits you?

Introduction:

When choosing jewelry, there are numerous factors to consider. Two popular materials are stainless steel and 925 sterling silver. Both materials have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In this blog we discuss the differences between stainless steel and 925 sterling silver, so that you can make an informed choice. Both materials have their pros and cons, read on!

Stainless steel jewelry:

  • Durable and scratch resistant : Stainless steel is a very strong material that does not rust or discolor. It is resistant to scratches and scuffs, making it perfect for everyday use. The well-known green spots do not occur in stainless steel
  • Hypoallergenic : Stainless steel is nickel-free, making it a hypoallergenic material. This makes it ideal for people with sensitive skin. Although we must say that our silver is also hypoallergenic.
  • Low maintenance : Stainless steel jewelry requires little maintenance. You can easily clean them with a soft cloth.
  • Relatively cheap : Stainless steel is a cheaper material than 925 sterling silver.

925 sterling silver jewelry:

  • Real silver: 925 sterling silver is an alloy that contains 92.5% pure silver. It is a precious metal with a beautiful shine.
  • Shiny and elegant: 925 sterling silver is a timeless material that has a classic look.
  • Many designs: 925 sterling silver is available in a wide range of designs, from simple to ornate pieces.
  • Valuable: 925 sterling silver is a valuable material that can increase in value over the years.

Differences:

  • Sustainability: Stainless steel is more durable than 925 sterling silver. It is more scratch resistant and does not discolour.
  • Hypoallergenic: Stainless steel is hypoallergenic, while 925 sterling silver may cause allergic reactions in some people.
  • Maintenance: Stainless steel jewelry requires less maintenance than 925 sterling silver.
  • Price: Stainless steel is cheaper than 925 sterling silver.
  • Value: 925 sterling silver is a valuable material that can increase in value over the years.

Conclusion:

The choice between stainless steel and 925 sterling silver depends on your personal preferences and needs. Stainless steel is a durable and hypoallergenic option, while 925 sterling silver is a valuable and elegant material.

We have previously written a blog about maintaining your silver jewelry, read that blog here . You can read here about polishing and cleaning your silver and stainless steel jewelry