What is the Difference Between Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver?
There are many different types of stainless steel. The type used for jewelry is not the same as the stainless steel used for your kitchen appliances. Unlike silver, stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, oxidation or discoloration. Therefore you need not to worry that your skin will turn black. Stainless steel is very durable and will resist dents and scratches better than silver jewelry.
Sterling silver is a combination of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other materials. There is no such thing as 100% pure silver jewelry. Silver in its purest form is too soft and delicate to be used for jewelry; other metals must be added. Silver may tarnish but can easily be made to look like new again by polishing regularly with a silver jewelry cleaner. Silver is much more valuable than steel.