The Jewels by Moon earrings are made of 316L Stainless Steel. Below a short explanation of what 316L Stainless Steel really is!
316L Stainless Steel
Stainless steel jewelry are strong, durable and rust-resistant. It typically has a silver sheen, but, unlike silver, it will not corrode and it is not susceptible to scratches, dings or dents.
Steel contains carbon, nickel and chromium. In order for steel to be considered stainless, it must contain at least 12 percent chromium. Chromium makes the steel stainless by creating an invisible top layer that prevents oxygen from rusting and otherwise corroding the steel surface. This means that stainless steel jewelry will not rust or tarnish.
Almost all stainless steel jewelry are made from one group of alloys known as 316L steel. This alloy contains little carbon, relatively high chromium levels, and a small amount of nickel.
Stainless steel jewelry are able to handle much more wear and tear than silver or gold jewelry, and it requires much less maintenance, making it functional and reliable for everyday purposes. In addition, the nickel in stainless is tightly bound, ensuring that it won’t leak out. This means that it is safe for those with metal allergies.
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