Is it possible to get a surgical stainless steel wedding ring?

Is it possible to get a "surgical stainless steel" wedding ring?

I am allergic to all metals except for surgical stainless steel which is the type of metal used during surgeries and also most body jewelry is made from surgical stainless steel. Anyways, I am allergic to everything else and I get a horrible rash if I wear it. My mom is giving my boyfriend her old engagement ring to give to me but it is on a gold ring. So I want to get the diamond set into a surgical steel ring so that I can wear it and not get a horrible allergic reaction. I don't even know of anywhere that makes rings out of this material. How would I go about doing this? Obviously I need it to be made out of this certain metal so I will be able to always wear it because if I wear any other type of metal then I get a horrible itchy rash within a day and I need to take off the jewelry.


Best answer:
Answer by Death™
I don't know anything about this myself, but I found that Google had a lot of suggestions.

For instance:

http://engagementrings.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Surgical_Steel_Wedding_Bands


If all else fails, talk to a local jeweler. Even if they don't have it in stock, most jewelers are more than willing to order what you need.


Surgical stainless steel is a specific type of stainless steel, used in medical applications, which includes alloying elements of: chromium, nickel and molybdenum.
The chromium gives the metal its scratch resistance and corrosion resistance. The nickel provides a smooth and polished finish. The molybdenum gives greater hardness and helps maintain a cutting edge.
Although there are myriad variations in the recipes, there are two main varieties of stainless steel: martensitic and austenitic; see the stainless steel article.
The word 'surgical' refers to the fact that these types of steel are well-suited for making surgical instruments: they are easy to clean and sterilize, strong, and corrosion-resistant. The nickel/chrome/molybdenum alloys are also used for orthopaedic implants as aids in bone repair, and as a structural part of artificial heart valves and other implants. However, immune system reaction to nickel is a potential complication.[1][2] In some cases today titanium is used instead in procedures that require a metal implant which will be permanent. Titanium is a reactive metal, the surface of which quickly oxidizes on exposure to air, creating a microstructured stable oxide surface. This provides a surface into which bone can grow and adhere in orthopaedic implants but which is incorrodible after implant. Thus steel may be used for temporary implants and the more expensive titanium for permanent ones.[citation needed]
Most surgical equipment is made out of martensitic steel—it is much harder than austenitic steel, and easier to keep sharp. Depending on the type of equipment, the alloy recipe is varied slightly to get more sharpness or more strength.
Implants and equipment that are put under pressure (bone fixation screws, prostheses, body piercing jewelry) are made out of austenitic steel, often 316L and 316LVM compliant to ASTM F138,[3] because it is less brittle.
316 surgical steel is used in the manufacture and handling of food and pharmaceutical products where it is often required in order to minimize metallic contamination. ASTM F138[3]-compliant steel is also used in the manufacture of body piercing jewellery[4] and body modification implants.


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