STAINLESS: Stainless steel is steel alloyed with at least 10.5% chromium. The presence of chromium increases the steel's ability to resist corrosion, rusting, and staining. Stainless steel is often used in watches and modern-industrial jewelry design.
STEEL: Steel is a gray-colored metal, composed primarily of iron and carbon. It has great hardness, ductility, and tensile strength, allowing it to be a used in buildings and tools. In jewelry, "steel" is often a reference to "stainless steel," which contains at least 10.5% chromium. Because it is durable and slow to rust or stain, stainless steel is often used in watches and modern-industrial jewelry design.
SATIN: A finish with a smooth, frost-like appearance. Is soft to the touch, but doesn't have the same mirror-like shine as a polished piece.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
FOLDOVER: A clasp that folds over a bar and snaps into place. It is secure and also easy to clasp on and off.