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I received my ring a couple weeks ago & was very satisfied w/ the outcome. After I had examined it, I was very happy & amazed w/ the details. It was exactly what I had expected & you guys do your jobs well. Thank you for providing me w/ an unforgettable gift. My fiance & I are a really simple couple & the ring totally represents who we are. Again, thank you & hopefully we'll be able to do business again.

- Joseph Poblador
Stockton, CA

STAINLESS STEEL

316L Stainless Steel

White metal colors compared: Stainless steel, platinum, palladium, white gold and sterling

  • 316 Stainless is the workhorse alloy for the jewelry industry’s stainless needs. It is composed of approximately 60% Iron, 18% Chromium, and 14% Nickel with small percentages of Molybdenum, Manganese, and others. Despite the fact that 316L has 14% Nickel, it is still considered among the most biocompatible of the stainless series. It has been used in the medical industry for heart stents and spinal implants, among others. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of the risk for nickel sensitivity when using this alloy for jewelry applications. This is particularly true for piercing designs where, ironically, it is the most popular.

  • Other benefits of 316L are its rust resistance and malleability—both key factors for jewelry use. Stones can be set with relative ease and rust is better inhibited by the specific combination of elements used in 316L versus other stainless steels.