Stainless steel, an alloy made from metals including iron, chromium, titanium, and nickel, is widely used in making automobile parts and household appliances such as cooking utensils. With its appearance resembling silver, it has recently been adopted in making jewelry. Like titanium and tungsten rings, stainless ring’s low price makes it one of the modern rings that are very popular on the consumer market. However, before you decide on buying a stainless ring, it is necessary for you to know of its pros and cons.

Advantages of stainless steel rings

1.Durable

Stainless rings are ideal choices for people whose occupations involve manual labor and heavy lifting. Though there are rings made from fine stuff that are durable too, few people would like to wear their expensive rings in the above-mentioned working condition.

2.Affordable

For those of you who are looking for rings sold at low prices, you definitely should take a look at stainless rings available in a variety of styles on the market.

3.Customizable

Though there have been a variety of styles of stainless rings on the market, you could still have one crafted according to your design if the special style you are looking for is not sold.

4.For the sake of safety

In case when it is difficult to take off the ring, it is always easy to cut off a stainless ring with cutting tools. Compared to gold and silver, stainless steel is a very poor conductor of electricity and much safer for electricians.

Disadvantages of stainless steel rings

1.Prone to dents

When being stricken to very hard surfaces, dents are always left on a stainless ring. Bearing this in mind, it is highly recommended that you watch out for such contacts.

2.May cause skin allergies

Since stainless steel contains nickel, it is not a good choice for people who are allergic to nickel. Instead, you may consider titanium or ceramic rings.

3.Rigidity

Stainless steel’s stiffness is a double sword. On one hand, it contributes to the alloy’s durability. On the other hand, stainless steel is difficult to be forged and to be made into delicate style jewelry. That being said, it is also difficult to repair a stainless ring once it is damaged.

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