We can cite a number of rare qualities of beauty and durability over time for steel jewelry because this metal:
⚡️ Reflects light and shines as much as silver and gold.
⚡️ Do not tarnish in time.
⚡️ Do not change color.
Many sculptors, such as René Broissand, use steel as a raw material.
Stainless steel combines the advantages because:
⚡️ It can be worked to obtain aged steels and different colors and textures.
⚡️ It can be engraved.
⚡️ It is hypoallergenic.
⚡️ It does not cause a reaction on the skin except very rare cases.
⚡️ It is non-corrosive.
⚡️ It does not release nickel in its environment.
⚡️ It is almost indestructible and indeformable.
⚡️ It requires a minimum of attention for its maintenance.
The entry-level jewels are made of 303 steel, which withstands less corrosion than 316L.
Most foundries use the lost wax technique, which allows for a wide variety of shapes. The constraints of cast stainless steel in jewelry are many. It requires a great knowledge to master this technique. In particular because of the hardness of the metal to work, the shaping which is not the simplest, the fact that it is necessary to carry out an anti-oxidation (sanding and acid cleaning).