Exclusive Metal Frames

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Metal frame glasses always represent class and elegance. From the classic and retro to modern and avant-garde designs, the supremely light metal frames are just the perfect everyday companions matching any outfit. Metal is undoubtedly one of the best materials for spectacles: extremely durable and flexible, it has excellent mechanical properties and a sleek appearance. Metal frame spectacles are offered in a great variety of finishes, ranging from classic brushed/matte gold, silver and amber to more impressive colors like navy, pewter, burgundy, rose-gold, etc. These frames provide the wearer with a fashionable look and lasting durability.

Metal is one of the most popular materials that are being used to make glasses frames. Many people choose metal spectacles because they are more subtle, smaller, and are not as bulky as acetate frames, for example. Another reason why people prefer this type of material for their frames is the nose pads. If you have trouble keeping your glasses in place without irritating your nose, then you should choose metal frames with comfortable nose pads to prevent your lenses from slipping and damaging. Depending on the type of metal, there are other factors to consider, such as how strong, lightweight, flexible and corrosion-resistant the frames are. Metal spectacles are usually made from stainless steel or aluminum, unless stated otherwise. There are also frames crafted from Beryllium, Monel and Memory metal.

Stainless Steel Frames

Stainless steel needs no introduction. This iron-based alloy is enriched with nickel and chromium to give it the outstanding properties for which it is famous. Stainless steel frames are super strong and resistant to corrosion and feature staining, low maintenance. The eye-catching luster makes stainless steel an ideal material for many industries, including eyewear. ProDesign spectacles feature streamlined simplicity underlined by the metal steel construction. Clean and elegant ProDesign glasses are crafted to fit just right and made with a natural flexibility throughout the frame. The renowned German brand MYKITA is another eyewear manufacturer specializing in the production of stunning stainless steel glasses. Handcrafted modern design meets advanced technology for glasses with a refined and distinctive aesthetic.

One more German brand to put on your radar is ic! berlin, the industry-trusted manufacturer of high-end stainless steel sunglasses and optical frames. Combining their deep expertise in crafting stainless steel with a passion for innovation, ic! berlin creates pure and contemporary frames that feature unique lightness and flexibility. The brand also likes to play with witty contrasts: chunky acetate with sleek stainless steel, soft shapes and angular industrial surfaces, shiny and matte finishes, vibrant lacquers and mellow metals – you name it! The collection includes everything from classic rectangular silhouettes with double bridges to trendy hybrids with three-dimensionally sculpted acetate components.

Aluminum Frames

Aluminum belongs to the lightest and most abundant metals in the world, which makes it one of the key engineering materials of our time. Extremely durable, flexible, functional - aluminum has become a symbol of progress. Today, it is a crucial component of everything from smartphones to vehicles. When it comes to eyewear, the world-famous French brand FACE A FACE comes out on top. The manufacturer has developed a complex, high-level production process to incorporate the unique properties of aluminum into an amazing collection of premium-quality optical frames and sunglasses. Worked with skill and care to bring out all its brilliance, FACE A FACE uses only the highest-grade aluminum.

The light weight of aluminum is the secret behind the bulkiness of the THEO frames, carved like a piece of sculpture out of a solid aluminum block. From the beginning, THEO has been pushing the boundaries of eyewear fashion, creating artful and bold glasses for people who value unique craftsmanship in the purest of materials and the love of details. Another eyewear brand known for its exquisite detailing and refined construction is Oliver Peoples. The intricate frames are a perfect mix of modern and vintage elements. The juxtaposition of filigreed metal and patterned acetates with a unique lens shape makes Oliver Peoples glasses sophisticated and totally one-of-a-kind.

Combination Frames

The best of both worlds, combination frames offer metal and acetate components in one frame. These styles were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s and have recently been revitalized for a successful comeback in many more colors and tones than the classic versions. One of the brightest representatives of combination glasses is the world-famous French brand NaoNed. To create their extraordinary frames, NaoNed utilizes top-grade alloys, such as monel, nickel silver, bronze (that are treated with a hypoallergenic varnish) and eco-compatible and hypoallergenic acetate delivered from Italy. The designers at NAONED have fun mixing hues and materials in a thoughtful way to provide unique and elegant pieces.

Eco-Friendly Material

Almost all metals are recyclable, but there are several alternative metals that are more environmentally friendly than others. Stainless steel is one of the eco-friendliest metals available because so much of it comes from recycled scrap metals, and it is also extraordinarily resistant to wear and tear. It can be recycled an infinite number of times, with no degradation. Thus, stainless steel is an ideal material for glasses frames, the accessories that people used to change very often. Visit EuroOptica, Manhattan, New York, to choose from our vast variety of metal optical frames and sunglasses crafted by the most respected eyewear brands in the industry.