Stainless Steel Jewelry VS Gold?

The same: stainless steel and gold are both metals, they have the same characteristics, no rust, no discoloration, and chemical stability, so jewelry of both materials can last for a long time.

Difference: Stainless steel jewelry is more fashionable than gold jewelry, and stainless steel is less expensive than gold jewelry.

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Introduction of two materials

Stainless steel material:

Various models:

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.

Stainless Steel Material
Stainless Steel Material


304 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel are of higher grade quality than 202 stainless steel. And these two stainless steels have strict standards. So they are safe for the skin and no harm, that’s why hospital scalpels are made of 304 stainless steel or 316L stainless steel.

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Stable performance:

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.

Everyday use:

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.

Dongguan Chengfen Jewelry Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of stainless steel jewelry for 13 years, our customers come from all over the world, so many customers maintain long-term business relationship with our company, not only because our products are high quality and competitive The price, also because of our company’s reputation, the jewelry of Dongguan Chengfen Jewelry Co., Ltd. is made of 304 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel, our company can provide material certificate.

Gold material:

Gold material
Gold material

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%.

Other differences you need to know about

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 such 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.

316 Stainless Steel Jewelry Fashionista-2
316 Stainless Steel Jewelry Fashionista-2
316 Stainless Steel Jewelry Fashionista-1
316 Stainless Steel Jewelry Fashionista-1

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 into a variety of styles, such as antique, classic, fashion styles, but Gold jewelry of this type is rare.

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.

Differences in surface treatment

These are the differences between gold jewelry and stainless steel jewelry.

In recent years, stainless steel jewelry has been one of the most popular jewelry in the world, and designers have created many new fashion styles every day.

Stainless steel rose flower square pendant


Frankly speaking, which is better stainless steel or gold jewelry, it is hard to say, in my opinion, no matter what kind of material jewelry, suitable and lovely jewelry is the best jewelry.

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