Malleable, strong, and corrosion-resistant, monel is the most common eyeglass frame material. Monel is created from a mixture of several different metals.
Sleek, versatile, and discreet, stainless steel frames are resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and heat. In the market for a lightweight, hypoallergenic option that you can rely on, rain or shine? Go with stainless steel.
Clean, modern, hypoallergenic, and incredibly lightweight, high-tech titanium lends a cool metallic sheen to frames while imparting superlative durability. If you’re tough on your frames, a titanium (or a less-expensive titanium alloy) style may be for you—they’re virtually indestructible.
Lightweight, very strong, and very flexible, beryllium comes in a wide array of colors and is corrosion and tarnish resistant, making it a great choice if you spend a lot of time near salt water.
Impervious to twisting, bending and crushing, Flexon® is a titanium composite "memory metal" that allows frames to spring back into their original shape—no matter how you mistreat them.
Lightweight, distinctive, and extremely resistant to corrosion, aluminum is strong and durable. It is also favored as a frame material by luxury eyewear designers for its singular look and feel.
Some ultra-luxe eyewear collections feature frames crafted of 24-karat gold, accompanied by a sky-high, luxury price tag.