How To Choose A Stylish Stainless Steel Ring


There is nothing quite as permanent as change, especially in the fashion world. Trends come and go. Styles and designs never remain static. Tastes change too. You can buy trendy garments at affordable prices according to your budget but when it comes to jewelry you would have to shell out a handsome amount for gold or silver jewelry. Very few can afford this. An easy solution is available in the form of stainless steel jewelry. These look as good as silver or gold. Some may say they look better when it comes to trendy, fashionable jewelry for youth.

The stainless steel ring is a style statement. A ring in gold or silver or platinum may traditionally be associated with engagements and weddings. However, stainless steel is just as suitable for the purpose. Steel is hypoallergenic which means even those who are allergic to gold or silver can easily wear stainless steel around their fingers with no risks. You can pick these rings for special occasions or for everyday use. How would you choose a ring that suits you?

Stainless steel rings may be made from two kinds of stainless steel. One is cast and the other is from a rolled strip that allows for higher polish. The other difference is in the use of materials. SS304 or 316 does not make much of a difference except that the 316 grade has more of chrome and is suitable for glossy or satin finishes while the 304 grade lends itself easily to inlaid enamel and cast designs.

Talking of cast or embossed designs there is no lack of variety. A ring can be a flat piece of steel with only minor embellishment in the shape of an embossed or carved design. It can be cast or die pressed into exotic shapes and designs such as a ring resembling a miniature wrist watch, a ring with a skull head, a cross, a nautical compass, and a gear wheel. The face can be round, oval, square or even hexagonal. It can be plain steel throughout or it can have a stone inlay. The ring can be thin or it can be thick. Thin rings are better suited to longer hands with slim fingers while the thicker ones naturally go with stubby fingers. You can choose a satin finish ring with the natural chrome color or even get a gold plated one with or without tiny jewel encrustations around the circumference.

In general:

  • Reserve rings with the skull and other “massive” block type designs for use when you biking or partying
  • Gold plated rings with jewel encrustation may serve as an engagement or wedding ring and no one will know the difference
  • Elaborate floral designs will be the choice of girls
  • Some men may prefer a square face with a red, green or blue jewel and it goes well with a certain kind of formal wear

Stainless steel rings cost as little as you would pay for a star buck's coffee so you can easily buy a dozen to suit the mood and occasion without feeling the pinch. And they look every bit as good as or even better than gold or silver rings besides being more durable and available in a wider range of styles.

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