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How stainless steel hypoallergenic earrings vary in quality

Latest Sale explores how stainless steel hypoallergenic earrings vary in quality. With so many grades of stainless steel on the market, it is important for jewellery wearers with sensitive ears to learn more about the grades of stainless steel on offer in order to be sure that they are purchasing genuine hypoallergenic earrings.

 

Is there a difference in quality between ferritic stainless steel and austenitic stainless steel?

Ferritic stainless steel (430 or 434 stainless steel quality) is more affordable than 316L stainless steel and is more likely to crack whilst authentic stainless steel is considered to represent a high grade variant of stainless steel, used to create high grade Fire Steel stainless steel hypoallergenic earrings.

Fire Steel buyers can be assured of the highest quality used to create fabulous hypoallergenic earrings. The austenitic stainless steel 304 variant enjoys a composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel whilst the 316 austenitic stainless steel variant variant used to create Fire Steel stainless steel earrings enjoys a composition of 16% chromium, 10% nickel, and 2-3% molybdenum by weight, The additional composition of molybdenum is the key addition to this austenitic variant that assures that Fire Steel hypoallergenic earrings are truly resistant to corrosion.

 

Why are Fire Steel hypoallergenic earrings made from austenitic stainless steel?

The Fire Steel stainless steel hypoallergenic earrings product design team uses 316L stainless steel, and austenitic stainless steel that is a molybdenum-alloyed variant of stainless steel. Austenitic stainless steel enjoys an even higher corrosion resistance level when compared to ferritic stainless steel thanks to its composition that includes significant amounts of molybdenum (2-3% by weight) versus the 304 (ferritic stainless steel) variant of stainless steel that only contains very small traces of molybdenum. Corrosion resistance facilitates the brilliant shine that is enjoyed by wearers of Fire Steel hypoallergenic earrings.

The Fire Steel hypoallergenic earrings collection is delivered in an elegant black leatherette designer jewellery box.