If there are two metals that a girl knows anything about, they’re silver and gold. There is even a classic children’s holiday song devoted to them!
Now what about surgical steel? While it doesn’t flow off of your tongue quite as easily as silver and gold, this metal is growing in popularity. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re wearing surgical steel bling right now and you just don’t know it.
Q: What makes surgical stainless steel different?
A: The American Academy of Dermatology has found that as the number of people with body piercings increases so does the number of metal allergies. This is because most metals used in studs contain irritating alloys. Surgical stainless steel, on the other hand, is made from the finest quality grade steel, and as a result it is less likely to cause skin irritation.
Q: Will surgical steel belly rings wear down over time?
A: Any jewelry you wear is going to be susceptible to your environment, but compared to other metals, surgical steel is more resistant to rust and oxidation. This means your jewelry will hold that new silver-shine look even longer! Not only that, but surgical steel is durable. While it is possible to scratch it, a light accidental nick here or there shouldn’t leave anything noticeable.
Q: Is surgical steel jewelry more plain or basic than other types of jewelry?
A: Not at all; we would never recommend that you wear jewelry that lacks style. Don’t let the name turn you off. Though “surgical steel” may sound like something that you expect to see in an operating room (it is the very same steel used in medical procedures), Batman bling and a Crystal Flower Twist Belly Ring definitely belong out on the town! If those options aren’t your style, take a look at the rest of our surgical steel selection.
Q: Is surgical steel more expensive?
A: Given all of these benefits you would think that it would be, but the answer is no. Like any belly bling, earring, or gauge you might buy, the price is going to vary based on the design complexity, gems, charms, etc. However, surgical steel belly rings are no more expensive than titanium, and it’s certainly cheaper than gold!
Q: How can I easily identify surgical steel jewelry over other metals on BellyBling.net?
A: You have two options. 1) Simply type “Surgical Steel” into the Keyword Search Bar. 2) Look for 316L Surgical Steel under any product description.
So, now you know more about surgical steel belly rings and body jewelry. If there are any other types of jewelry you’d like to learn more about, we’re here to answer your questions. Let us know!