Surgical steel post earrings are made to resist rust and discoloration. Polished to a high luster, they exhibit a silver-like luster and resist scratches. This makes surgical steel one of the most durable jewelry metals that you can buy.
In this manner, what is the difference between stainless steel and surgical steel earrings?
While surgical steel is a type of stainless steel, all stainless steels are not surgical steels. Surgical steels are those with the greatest amount of corrosion resistance and are designated for biomedical applications. When compared to other steel types, stainless steel is typically the most expensive.
Then, is surgical steel better than sterling silver?
Surgical steel is hard-wearing which is perfect for everyday wear and regular wear because although it ‘can’ scratch, it will not scratch or break as easily as Sterling Silver. Steel does not oxidise which means it does not tarnish or discolour and it does not require regular cleaning.
Why is surgical steel bad?
Surgical steel is not the best for initial jewelry. It’s an alloy that contains among otherrs nickel. Nickel sensitivity or allergy is pretty common.
Fortunately, stainless steel jewelry does not turn your finger green. It does not contain elements and metals that are prone to turn your finger green. More so, stainless steel jewelry that is nickel-free is hypoallergenic. It does not cause any allergic reactions among people with sensitive skin.
The cause of sensitivity to earrings is actually an allergy to the reactive metals that most jewelry is made with. Now that you know that, you simply have to look for earrings made with non-reactive metals. Easy right? Always choose earrings made with pure titanium, niobium, 24k gold, or 24k platinum.
The 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and the design of ComfyEarrings work together to be the best hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears that I’ve ever used. This metal, that’s used to make ComfyEarrings, is the answer to our hypoallergenic earring woes.
Surgical stainless steel is often a good choice for people with allergies, except in cases in which people have hypersensitivity. In this case, titanium should be used. Titanium is a great metal for initial piercings; it’s comfortable due to being lightweight and it’s body-friendly because it barely contains nickel.
Most jewelry is made of austenitic stainless steel (304 and 316) and these stainless steel jewels are largely non-magnetic. Therefore, if your jewelry is good-quality stainless steel, it should be non-magnetic or partially magnetic.
The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in.