When you think of stainless steel, what comes to mind? Was your first thought jewelry?
While talked about less than its counterparts, stainless steel is one of the best materials to make jewelry out of if you value beauty, durability, and versatility. We know we sure do!
If you've been wondering if stainless steel jewelry is good quality, a good investment and a good addition to your wardrobe, the answer is a resounding YES. Let us explain why.
Under normal conditions, stainless steel does not tarnish or rust, making it an excellent choice for statement jewelry.
When stainless steel is exposed to oxygen, chromium oxide is created on the surface of the steel, which prevents further oxidation. Even if stainless steel is scratched and the chromium oxide layer is removed, a new chromium oxide layer will form and protect the rest of the stainless steel beneath it.
Due to its durability, stainless steel jewelry requires much less care than softer metals, such as sterling silver.
While you can simply wipe stainless steel jewelry down with a cloth and tuck it away, we always recommend the following tips for taking care of any jewelry:
While the answer "It depends" seems annoyingly vague, it truly does depend! Stainless steel chain comes in a variety of sizes, grades, and quality, which means a varying price. As with most jewelry, if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
The stainless steel we use in our jewelry is hypoallergenic. If you have ever noticed your skin reacting to a piece of jewelry, it most likely had high levels of nickel in it!
While we work with and incorporate a variety of materials into our statement jewelry, we keep coming back to stainless steel for a few key reasons.
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If you are someone who appreciates beautiful, bright, durable, low maintenance jewelry, then stainless steel jewelry will be right up your alley!
You may be surprised to learn that some of our most popular statement necklaces primarily use stainless steel chain, including the Danielle (shown below), Robbie (shown at top), Eliza and Ebba. Could you tell?
Stainless steel jewelry is not only fantastic quality at a reasonable price, but it can also keep up with every day wear while still looking positively radiant.
At Carolily, we are all about finding a balance between using the highest quality materials we can while offering our statement jewelry at an accessible price. Incorporating stainless steel into our jewelry allows us to do just that!
If you have any questions about which pieces of jewelry are right for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be delighted to help!
 K.G. and M.K. Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection, 7th Edition. 2001
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How often have you heard "she looks good for her age" or had someone assume something about you because of your age? We're all guilty of it. Society perpetuates the idea that once we cross the birthday threshold into our 50s or... *gasp*...our 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, that there are limitations based on a number.
We always say that age is "just" a number. But, that's not totally true, is it?
If you've been reading our articles, like "How to Act Your Age Over 50" or "How to Dress Your Age Over 50", we tell you to forget the number all together. The chronological number that society says defines us? Yes, that one. Forget it. Look past it.
We're going to have a little chat about our age, which, believe it or not, is actually so much more than just a number.
Which brings us to the point of this article...