In recent years, stainless steel jewelry has become one of the most popular jewelry in the world and is the new favorite of fashionable young people. As a traditional luxury, gold jewelry is favored by the public, so what is the difference between them?
There are many types of stainless steel materials, such as 202, 304, and 316L, but strictly speaking, 304 is an international standard stainless steel. The difference between them is only the percentage and elements contained in the elements. For example, 202 stainless steel material and 304 stainless steel material, the difference is the percentage of nickel and chromium, 316L stainless steel and 304 stainless steel not only the percentage of these two elements but also 316L stainless steel has molybdenum, so 316L stainless steel has higher corrosion resistance than 304 stainless steel.
304 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel are of higher grade quality than 202 stainless steel. And these two stainless sheets of steel have strict standards. So they are safe for the skin and do no harm, that’s why hospital scalpels are made of 304 stainless steel or 316L stainless steel.
The chemical properties of 304 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel are more stable than 202 stainless steel materials. For example, under high-temperature conditions, 202 stainless steel may release some harmful elements that are harmful to health, while 304 and 316L stainless steel do not.
We can see these two model materials in our daily life, such as cups, forks, spoons, bowls, knives, etc. are both 304 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel. Due to the properties of 304 and 316L stainless steel, these two materials are edible standards.
Gold is a precious material, the world’s gold resources are limited, and it is difficult to refine, if the gold mine contains 3% gold, then refining is still valuable, or it needs to be discarded because refining costs so much money and labor, but little, worthless. The smelting technology in the past was not so advanced, so the gold was not so pure, it contained some iron elements, so the gold cubes had rust pots. As gold smelting technology becomes more and more advanced, the purity reaches 99%.
The difference in gloss
We can see that gold jewelry is shiny even without polishing, if you want stainless steel jewelry to be shiny, polishing is required.
Difference between value and price
Gold jewelry is more expensive than stainless steel jewelry.
The difference in structure
Gold jewelry can be made into intricate shapes and styles. For example, designers and jewelry manufacturers can cast gold materials into intricate flower shapes and intricate meshes, but stainless steel cannot. Since the gold material is softer than the stainless steel material.
Pursue the difference in fashion
Most boys pursue fashion jewelry, they would rather choose stainless steel jewelry than gold jewelry. They may have many sets of personalized stainless steel jewelry on hand, so people may buy several sets of gold jewelry, not only because gold jewelry is more expensive than stainless steel jewelry, but gold jewelry has fewer styles than stainless steel jewelry.
Differences in design shapes, styles, and finishes
Stainless steel material is harder than gold material and can be electroplated, it can cast wolf-shaped rings, cast dragon-shaped necklaces, geometric bracelets, tag necklace pendants, and stainless steel jewelry can be made in a variety of styles, such as antique, classic, fashion styles, but Gold jewelry of this type is rare.
The gold material is softer than stainless steel material, such as designers and jewelry manufacturers can cast gold material into intricate flower shapes and meshes, but stainless steel jewelry cannot.
Differences in surface treatment
Stainless steel can be mirror polished. Regarding color, stainless steel jewelry can be plated with gold, rose gold, blue, brown, black, gun color, etc., but the color of gold jewelry is single.
In recent years, stainless steel jewelry has been one of the most popular pieces of jewelry in the world, and designers have created many new fashion styles every day.
Stainless steel and gold are both trendy. If you are going to wear different jewelry for each party, I suggest you choose stainless steel jewelry because it is abundant and cheap and looks like precious metal. Of course, if you have a lot of money, gold jewelry is definitely the first choice.
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