Steel is a hard and ductile, gray-colored metal made from iron and carbon. During ancient times, steel was used primarily for weapons, especially swords. The earliest artifact of steel was found in Anatolia (Asia Minor) and is believed to be around 4,000 years old! But steel production for weapons really took off in Sparta during 650 BC.
Since the discovery of stainless steel (a corrosion-resistant alloyed steel), steel has broadened its field of use. You'll find it in buildings, vehicles, cutlery, tools, and appliances. And modern designers have taken advantage of its appealing industrial look, using it in jewelry, watches, interior design, serveware, and home accents.
Stainless steel is easy to maintain due it its hardness and resistance to stains and rusts. However it can get dirty or start to look dull without proper care. To clean your stainless jewelry, simply wash it with soap and water and dry it with a soft, lint-free cloth. Store it in its own presentation box or in a fabric-lined jewelry case.