Metal Types

Learn about the different types of metals to choose from here!

All metals I use are 100% hypoallergenic lead and nickel free. They will not rust, tarnish, and do not have a finish that can "wear off" and leave discoloration on your skin. Materials have been carefully chosen for their durability and hypoallergenic nature.

Stainless Steel (nickel free)

The most popular by far, stainless steel splints are made from grade 430 nickel free stainless steel, making them 100% hypoallergenic nickel and lead free. This type of stainless steel is superior than the standard 304 grade and 316L grade surgical steel due to it's hypoallergenic nature.

 

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper for durability. It has been a classic choice for jewelry applications for centuries. It has a bright white silver finish and complements any style. Sterling silver is hypoallergenic and reactions to it are extremely rare.

I use sterling sterling silver wire in the production of nearly all my splints, including several fancy floral band styles. I have it available in traditional bright white finish as well as hammered and gunmetal finishes. It is the most popular option next to the stainless steel.

 

Gold Fill

Gold fill wire is a base metal of copper or brass, and with some items sterling silver, that is covered with a thick layer of 14k yellow or rose gold. It is similar to gold plated items, but the coating is much thicker so that it doesn't wear and flake off like gold plated wires tend to do.

 

Titanium

The titanium I use is 99.9% pure jewelry grade titanium. Titanium is a non reactive metal, making it ideal for people with severe metal sensitivity or skin allergies who cannot tolerate other metals. Similar to the hypoallergenic effect of niobium, but much stronger and lighter.

 

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