316L Surgical Steel
Surgical steel is very popular for cartilage piercings due to its competitive pricing and durability. A significant amount of our cartilage piercings are made from 316L surgical steel. It has a naturally silver shine, and can also be plated with colours such as gold and rose gold.
Quality steel, polished silver look, very affordable.
Contains small amounts of nickel, will discolour over time.
Titanium is definitely one of the best materials out there for any cartilage piercing. Nowadays, most professional piercers will only allow first-timers to use titanium jewellery as it is much less likely to result in infection than other metals. If you have sensitive skin or nickel allergies, titanium is the only choice.
Extremely durable, no discolouration, 100% nickel-free, lighter than steel.
More expensive than surgical steel, darker shade of silver than steel