Surgical Steel vs Stainless Steel – Hooked On You Australia

Surgical Steel Vs Stainless Steel

It's clear we all love our earrings. But if you're anything like me before I started my business, all the different metals can get a bit much - "Stainless steel? Surgical steel? Sterling silver? Which one do I want? I guess hypoallergenic earrings - that sounds good... I have no idea...". The differences are quite vast when you look into it! So let's do a deep dive together and find out: Surgical Steel vs Stainless Steel - what's the difference? 

surgical steel vs stainless steel


Surgical Steel Vs Stainless Steel

Surgical steel and stainless steel are both corrosion-resistant alloys made from iron, chromium and nickel. The main difference between them is the amount of chromium and nickel present in each alloy. Surgical steel contains a higher amount of chromium, which makes it more resistant to corrosion and more hypoallergenic than stainless steel. This makes it a great choice for jewelry, like earrings, that will be worn for a long time. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is more affordable and has a sleeker, shinier finish. Both are great options, but if you want something that is more durable and hypoallergenic, surgical steel is the way to go.

So What Metal Do You Use?

All of our polymer clay studs, dangles and clip on earrings at Hooked On You Australia are hypoallergenic earrings and we use the best surgical steel we could find! We know how annoying ear sensitivities can be, and wanted to provide you with the best earrings for sensitive ears!

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What Is The Best Metal For Earrings?

We're extra fussy with our metal and will send back any metals that aren't up to standard. We only want the best metal for earrings, and our hypoallergenic earrings are all made with surgical steel for this reason! You are guaranteed the best metals when you shop with us!

Check out our full collection of polymer clay earrings here

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