Surgical Steel Backs and Hooks

Our Surgical Steel ear nut style earring backs are made out of Grade SAE 304 Stainless Steel. SAE 304 contains 18-20% chromium, 8-10.5% nickel, 0.08% carbon, plus iron and trace elements, which include approximately 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorous, 0.03% sulfur, 2% manganese, and 0.1% nitrogen.  

Our Surgical Steel ear wire hooks are made from the 316L alloy of Stainless Steel. 316L contains steel, chromium, 8-10.5% nickel , 2-3% molybdenum , and trace elements that are approximately 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorous, 0.03% sulfur, 2% manganese, and 0.1% nitrogen.  Surgical Steel is dubbed "surgical" because it is used in some instruments used in surgeries because of its durability.