Why 316 Stainless Steel Jewelry?

- Feb 05, 2019-

About Stainless Steel Jewelry

What is stainless steel?

Stainless steel is a generic term for a family of corrosion resistant alloy steels containing 10.5%or more chromium.

What kinds of stainless steel are best for jewelry?

There are different grades stainless steel, MagEnergy is 316L stainless steel jewelry which ensure you get no allergic reactions. As it is nickel free, lead free and cadmium free.

316L stainless steel metal, also called marine grade stainless steel, is used primarily for its increased resistance to corrosion.The "L" means that the carbon content of the alloy is below 0.03% which makes the 316L stainless steel sheet preferable for welding.

316 and 316L stainless steel composition


What is the stainless steel jewelry benefits?



It is a common choice of material for bio medicalimplants.


Goodcorrosion resistance

Will not rust or corrosive even in seawater/ marine environments.


High Specific Strength

Strong and Durable to hold for long time


Low maintenance

It could re-finish by any jeweler,and will not oxidize or turn black


Multiple finish lustre

Available of Mirror finish,Brushed finish,Satin finish Matte finish,Bead blast finish


Various craftmanship

Stamping,casting,wire-electrode cutting,lathe to make out more styles jewel


A range of plating color

Common use IP Gold/Black/Rose gold(keep 2 year color coating)

What is the difference of type 304 and 316l stainless steel?

The simple answer is 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides (like sea water and de-icing salts).

How do you know you’re getting 316 stainless steel instead of 304 stainless steel?

You can’t tell just by looking at it. There’s no visible difference between two identical pieces of sheet metal, a polished or grained the exact same way. That’s why you need a material test report (MTR) of the actual material to validate it as being 304 or 316.

How to clean a stainless steel jewelry?

1.Wipe it down

Start by wiping down the watch strap and dial with a soft cloth to remove initial layers of dirt, dust or grime.

2. Dip the watch in warm soapy water

Fill up a sink basin or clean bowl with warm water and a drop of antibacterial dish soap. It’s made to cut grease, which is why it works to remove oils and debris from stainless-steel. If the watch is not water-resistant, be careful to dip only the strap in the water.

3. Gently scrub the stainless-steel bracelet

Use a damp, clean toothbrush to get into the crevices of the stainless-steel bracelet. Be mindful of how much pressure you apply, as a heavy hand can cause unwanted scratches.

4. Rinse with warm water

Dip the band in warm water or run it under the sink to rinse away the soap.

5. Dry with a soft cloth

Pat the watch dry, or use a hair dryer on a low-heat setting to quickly dry in between the links.

How to maintain stainless steel jewelry?

Answer: Although stainless steel jewelry doesn’t tarnish or corrode and doesn’t require special care, it can scratch.

That’s why you should wear and store your pieces in a way that minimizes any contact with other items that can damage your stainless steel jewelry.

If your jewelry does get scratched, you can always have it professionally polished by a jeweler.

Store your stainless steel pieces separately from jewelry made of other metals. It is best if you keep your stainless steel items in individual bags or pouches.