What is Surgical Stainless?
Surgical stainless steel has been attracting attention in recent years as a material that is less likely to cause metal allergies.
It goes very well with human skin, so if you are prone to metal allergies, if you usually work in water, or if you choose surgical stainless steel jewelry during the hot summer months, you can rest assured.
This material was originally used for medical scissors and scalpels, and has the characteristic of being resistant to rust.
Some metals, like silver, oxidize and discolor due to air and sweat, and some metals, like iron, rust, but surgical stainless steel is resistant to corrosion and heat, so it has been worn for a long time. However, it has the advantage of not aging easily.
It is also highly durable and the surface is not easily scratched.
A soft material such as silver has the advantage of being easy to process and can be used for elaborate designs, but it is easily scratched, so if you use it every day, the surface will be finely scratched and you will feel a sense of use. There is a demerit that it will end up.
However, in the case of surgical stainless steel, the surface is not easily scratched and rusted or discolored without any special care, so it can be maintained in the same condition as new forever.
Therefore, it is a highly recommended material for those who can always wear accessories.
Surgical stainless steel is a much harder material than gold and silver, making it unsuitable for the field of accessories that require delicate processing.
Nowadays, with the improvement of technology, it is being treated one after another by famous brands, and it has become a material that is attracting attention in the jewelry industry these days.
Surgical stainless steel is called "SUS316L" in the JIS standard, and it is a material with extremely low allergenicity among stainless steels. It is also used in medical tools and body piercings.
Our stainless steel accessories use SUS316L (medical).