The popularity of silver is quickly growing. Whether you want to blame Beyoncé’s birthday dress code, or the trending undertone analysis filters on TikTok, an increasing number of people are testing out silver jewelry. The only problem is that silver jewelry is high maintenance and can sometimes contain nickel — which can irritate sensitive skin. 

So, if you’ve been wanting to dip your toe into the silver jewelry trend, try stainless steel. The material is naturally nickel and lead free. You also don’t need to give it a deep clean or polish. Most of the time, it costs much less than sterling silver. Best of all, it stays shiny every time you take it out of your jewelry box.

CALIS Stainless Steel Initial Love Heart Necklace

No one needs to know that the Stainless Steel Initial Love Heart Necklace by CALIS isn’t made of sterling silver. This initial charm necklace comes in every letter of the alphabet. This delicate chain necklace is entirely nickel-free lead-free stainless steel. The chain is a 2mm wide 20-inch rolo link necklace. And, the steel heart is framed with sparkling cubic zirconia.

Vitaly Figaro Chain

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Vitaly’s Figaro Chain is a stainless steel take on a classic necklace. This recognizable silhouette is actually named Figaro after a Mozart opera, “The Marriage of Figaro,” according to the brand’s product page. This style of chain alternates between long and short links. 

This stainless steel necklace is sturdy without being incredibly heavy, too. Plus, it comes in three lengths: 45cm, 50cm, and 55cm. And, while there is no extender, you can actually adjust the length of this necklace to be smaller by clipping into one of the larger links.

ChainsHouse Rolo Chain Stainless Steel Necklace

ChainsHouse’s Rolo Chain Stainless Steel Necklace is a piece that’s so versatile you’ll reach for it daily. It comes in five different widths: 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 9mm, and 12mm. As you go up in size the links get larger and more bold. That said, it also comes in seven lengths from 18 to 30 inches. So, basically, you can grab one chain. But, if you love to layer, grab several. If you grab multiple you’ll be able to turn all of your chains into a chain belt, too. The options are truly endless.

Vitaly Verita

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Vitaly’s Verita looks like a four figure necklace but it’s a fraction of the luxe cost. This necklace has two rows that come pre-joined together for a layered look. The stainless steel Cuban-link chain surrounds a strand of synthetic pearls. Both pieces are already attached to a large carabiner clasp that rests behind the neck. Shop two sizes: 45cm and 50cm.

HolyFast Stainless Steel Rope Chain Necklace

HolyFast’s Stainless Steel Rope Chain Necklace is another piece that comes in an expansive range of options. The lengths available range from seven inches to 38 inches. There are five widths to shop, too: 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and 8mm. Just like the rolo chain necklace above, with each width increase, there’s an increase in chain thickness. And, you can grab as many lengths as you’d like for layering. 

But, since this is a rope chain, you can’t just hook into a link to adjust the size of this one. That said, if you’d like to turn this into a chain belt, take your waist measurement and grab the size closest to your waist. Or, combine two sizes to match your waist size.

Vitaly Herringbone Chain

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Vitaly’s Herringbone Chain is much more durable than it looks. This chain is entirely made of stainless steel. The sturdy necklace is made of tightly interlocked links that create the slinky piece. It comes together with a single rectangle lobster claw clasp and a branded Vitaly logo plate – both of which hide behind your neck. From the front you have a piece that’s so clean you can dress it up, dress it down, or add a pendant that you already have onto it.

M MOOHAM Cross Stainless Steel Plain Cross Pendant Necklace

M MOOHAM’s Cross Stainless Steel Plain Cross Pendant Necklace is a customizable statement piece. The necklace is made of a box chain. Just like how it sounds, a box chain is made up of hollow boxes that are stacked in alternating directions. Best of all, the included box chain slides out of the cross. So, if you just want to wear the chain one day, or want to add your own pendant, you can.

You can select the size of the pendant and the length of the chain. Chain lengths available range from 16 inches to 30 inches. Meanwhile, the cross comes in sizes 1.2  by 0.7 inches, 1.7 by 1.0, and 2.1 by 1.2 inches.

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