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- Anodizes in iridescent colors I can't quite capture on film; my supplier even has a rainbow ring where each ring has multiple iridescent colors on it, creating an "oil slick" effect when woven into chainmaille patterns.
- It's commonly used in body jewelry and also in pacemaker parts, since very few people react to it.
- It's nearly as strong as steel but half the weight, so it's very comfortable to wear in an ear or elsewhere.
- Anodized niobium is easy care and doesn't tarnish, although the finish can scratch if you're rough on it.