Stainless steel does not tarnish. It does not oxidize as well. Stainless steel has become more popular in body jewelry due to its hypo-allergenic finish and non-reactive surface. More »

Clean stainless steel jewelry using warm water, mild dish soap and a soft lint-free cloth. Wipe the jewelry in a gentle fashion until it is clean, and buffer along the polish lines. Wipe away any soap reside with a clean... More »

Rhodium plating is done on jewelry items to provide a protective coating that increases the longevity of the jewelry. It helps to reduce how quickly the metal underneath the rhodium starts to tarnish. Rhodium plating als... More »

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In conditions where moisture and atmospheric conditions are normal, stainless steel does not rust, but when conditions are more extreme, corrosion may occur. Stainless steel is much more resistant to corrosion than regul... More »

The price per pound of stainless steel varies, but the current price for a pound of stainless steel is between $1 and $3, depending on the type. Stainless steel, along with other steel products and metals, is a commodity... More »

Since sterling silver is an alloy, it tarnishes when it comes into contact with sulfur particles, which are found in abundance in the air. For this reason, all sterling silver jewelry tarnishes, even silver-plated jewelr... More »

White gold does not tarnish. However, rhodium-plated white gold discolors over time as the finish wears away. Rhodium gives white gold items a bright white appearance, but when the rhodium plating erodes, the yellowish c... More »