316 Stainless Steel - but why?

Today, we're excited to dive into the world of 316 stainless steel and share why we've chosen this exceptional material as the foundation for our jewellery. As a brand committed to quality, style, and sustainability, understanding the benefits of 316 stainless steel helps us create pieces that not only look beautiful but also stand the test of time.

What is 316 Stainless Steel? 316 stainless steel is an alloy composed of several metals, including iron, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. This specific composition is what gives 316 stainless steel its remarkable properties. The chromium forms a passive layer of chromium oxide, which prevents rust and corrosion, while the nickel and molybdenum enhance its overall strength and resistance to tarnishing.

Why 316 Stainless Steel for Jewellery? Here at Athanasy, we believe that the materials we use should reflect our commitment to quality and sustainability. Here are some key benefits of using 316 stainless steel in our jewellery:

Tarnish Resistance
One of the standout features of 316 stainless steel is its resistance to tarnishing. Unlike other metals that may lose their luster over time, 316 stainless steel maintains its shine and brilliance. This means you can wear our necklaces, earrings, and rings while swimming, showering, or even during an intense workout without worrying about them losing their beauty.
 Waterproof and Durable
Our jewellery pieces are designed for real life. 316 stainless steel is waterproof and highly durable, making it perfect for everyday wear. Whether you're caught in the rain or taking a dip in the pool, your Athanasy pieces will remain as stunning as the day you bought them.
For those with sensitive skin, 316 stainless steel is a great choice. It is hypoallergenic, which means it won’t cause irritation or allergic reactions. You can wear our jewellery with confidence, knowing it’s gentle on your skin.
Sustainable and Recyclable
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Athanasy. 316 stainless steel is not only durable but also highly recyclable. In fact, it is one of the most recycled materials on the planet. By choosing recycled stainless steel, we reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. 
 Cost-Effective Luxury
While 316 stainless steel offers the luxurious look and feel of more expensive metals, it is more cost-effective. This allows us to create beautiful, high-quality jewellery that is affordable without compromising on style or durability.


    Our Commitment to Quality

    At Athanasy, we pair 316 stainless steel with 18k gold plating to give our pieces a luxurious finish. This combination not only enhances the beauty of our jewellery but also adds an extra layer of protection against tarnishing and wear. You can enjoy the timeless elegance of gold with the robustness of stainless steel.

    Caring for Your Stainless Steel Jewellery

    Maintaining your Athanasy pieces is simple. Although 316 stainless steel is highly resistant to damage, it’s always good to clean your jewellery occasionally with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or oils. This keeps it looking its best for years to come.


    Choosing 316 stainless steel for our jewellery aligns perfectly with our values of quality, sustainability, and affordability. We are proud to offer pieces that not only elevate your style but also respect our planet. With Athanasy, you can enjoy timeless, durable, and beautiful jewellery every day, no matter where life takes you.
    Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to continuing to bring you exquisite, sustainable jewellery that you can cherish forever.