denverappraiser|1308574065|2950063 said:There's nothing wrong with stainless steel and the fact that it's less expensive is certainly an advantage but there's a certain amount of tradition associated with using gold for jewelry that appeals to people. If steel fits your budget or you otherwise like it, I see no problem although there are certain designs that couldn't reasonably be manufacured in steel.
The properties of gold in terms of manufacturing are substantilally different from those of steel. This includes that steel is difficult to manufacture one-off types of job. By this I mean custom designs. Making the first doodad in steel is quite difficult but it then becomes easy to make 100,000 like it. This lends itself to making wedding bands and belly button rings but not so much to diamond rings.