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.
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.
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.