Stainless Steel wedding bands offer a great alternative to the traditional bands. Stainless steel rings are available in both bands and engagement rings. When determining what type of ring to purchase, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of a steel ring.
Steel is very durable. It is resistant to scratching, corrosion, rust, and tarnish. It is a good choice for a wedding band that is likely to be put through some wear and tear over the years. After all, it is the same metal used to build a skyscraper!
Steel rings are also less expensive than other alternative metals such as titanium or tungsten. They also look a lot like platinum, but are much more affordable. They can be quite versatile and can be used for tension set engagement rings or can be engraved.
They are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with warm water and dish detergent to keep them looking their best. A soft cloth can be used to polish them. After years, they can lose their original polish, but a jeweler can restore their shine relatively inexpensively.
Steel rings are also more eco-friendly than many other metals. Their production produces less waste and requires less energy than other metals. Most stainless steel rings are hypoallergenic, unless they are mixed with nickel.
Steel rings cannot be re-sized or repaired. This is an important consideration when choosing a wedding band as it will not be able to be re-sized. They can be easily cut off in the case of an emergency.
Stainless steel wedding bands are relatively new and there are not available in as many options as other metals. However, they are very versatile. They are an affordable, yet expensive looking alternative to precious metals.