Why Stainless Steel? – A Secret of VALYRIA That Not Everyone Knows

As early as 6000 BC, metals were used by ancient peoples like the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for jewelry making. Although popular, some metals might cause skin irritation and/or contact dermatitis. Metal allergy happens in one of every seven people; and nickel allergy happens in one of every ten women. Nickel, copper and cobalt are three primary reasons that are responsible for causing allergic reactions in some individuals. For those who have metal/nickel allergies, finding jewelry that does not irritate the skin can be a challenge because most metals are alloys, and nickel is one of the most popular components.

Gold, purer than 14 karats, is considered as a "safe metal" in general. However, individuals with sensitive skins should avoid colored gold. Depending on the color of gold (yellow, rose, green or white), the other parts of gold alloy may be copper, silver, nickel, zinc, tin, palladium and/or manganese. Most white gold contained nickel! The most popular sterling silver alloy is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. In general, good quality sterling silver, which is nickel free, is considered to be able to be worn safely. A minimum level of purity of at least 95% pure platinum is believed to be safe to be worn as well. Other popular hypoallergenic metals for jewelry making include palladium, rhodium, titanium, tungsten and stainless steel.

Stainless steel has become increasingly popular in jewelry making recent years due to changing tastes and style trends that lean toward a more industrial look. VALYRIA is an environmentally conscious jewelry and findings brand, distributing eco-friendly products all made of high quality stainless steel, and offering custom engraving service for handcrafted jewelry lovers and artists throughout the world. The stunning collection of VALYRIA represents the beauty, elegance, self-reliance, and independence of the modern spirit. VALYRIA understands that jewelry is not only about fashion and stylishness; safety and affordability are also important concerns of many jewelry wearers. VALYRIA carries only hypoallergenic stainless steel, such as 304, 304L, 430, 316 and 316L surgical stainless steels. Some of these high quality stainless steels may contain a small amount of nickel, but it is so strongly bound that even sweat fails to dissolve it. Therefore, VALYRIA jewelry is safe to wear.

VALYRIA cares about your beauty and safety. She provides you stylish, hypoallergenic, corrosion resistant and super enduring jewelry and findings. Even with a tight budget, VALYRIA brightens your life with your desired jewelry.