ago I started making jewellery in Lead free pewter. I loved the colour and the
fact it didn’t irritate my skin. My jewellery was very well received by my
there was a down side to the pewter. It’s a soft metal so this limited what I
could make. It dulled if not warn
regularly and at times made black marks on my skin and clothing. (Possibly due
to higher body acidity levels. Mmmm! This may have something to do with lots of
red wine being consumed L).
I decided it
was time for change, however I wanted my jewellery to have the same look, finish
and colour. I hunted high and low and finally came across stainless steel
casting. I was delighted!
is now made from 316 stainless steel AKA surgical steel. This metal is
hypo-allergic, so is ideal for people with sensitive skin.
stainless steel is similar in colour to sterling silver and lead free pewter but with far more
advantages. It’s a hard metal, so your jewellery won’t ding or scratch. It
won’t tarnish, blue or become dull thus requiring little maintenance. It won’t
leave black marks on your skin or clothing.
All in all, stainless steel jewellery is
functional, hard wearing, easy to care for and gorgeous to wear!