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The Two 316's

Posted by Blake Bradley on 22nd Aug 2015

The first 316 that I would like to talk about is how we know what true love is! This love was formed when Jesus gave up His life for us. In John 3:16 the Bible tells us:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.           

                                And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness
in this way must the Son of man be lifted up 
in order that everyone believing might have in him life eternal
for in this way God loved the world; 
and so God gave the only Son
in order that everyone believing in him might not perish; rather, might have life eternal 
for God did not send the Son into the world 
in order that he might judge the world;
rather, in order that the world might be saved through him.
-John 3:14-17- 

John 3:16 is one of the most widely quoted verses in the Bible. Jesus was talking to Nicodemus in the third chapter of John. Jesus spoke of the necessity of a man being born again before he could "see the kingdom of God". 

As short as this verse is, it speaks volumes!! God loves mankind and even though man has sinned and is destined for eternal punishment, eternal life awaits all who believe in Jesus.

Interesting Facts about John 3:16 in modern day times: 

  • The phrase "John 3:16" is very short and can be written inconspicuously in out-of-the-way locations. In the U.S., the In-N-Out Burger chain prints it on the inside of the bottom rim of their paper cups, clothing chain Forever 21 and Heritage (1981) print it on the bottom of their shopping bags, and Tornado Fuel Saver prints it on the box.
  • Some people (such as the Rainbow Man) display the reference in large letters at sporting events, seeking the attention of fellow fans, the staff controlling the venue's giant video screens and, if the game is televised, the television audience.
  • The Heisman-winning American football player Tim Tebow printed this reference (among other Bible verses) on his eye black, notably during the 2009 BCS championship.Exactly three years later on January 8, 2012, was the game that would become known as "The 3:16 game", where Tebow threw for 316 yards in a playoff upset against the Pittsburgh Steelers; a game in which measurements of 3, 16 and 31.6 were also noted, "John 3 16" became the top Google search in the US.

The second 316 that I would like to discuss is the style of stainless steel that we use for our jewelry. 316 is the number grade for this particular style of metal also known as "superaustenitic" stainless. This means that this grade is the most resistant to corrosion and wear. Stainless steel is not easy to work with because it's such a hard alloy but the consumers love it because the only maintenance needed is soap and water. 316 will not tarnish or corrode and we love using it to produce quality Shields of Strength jewelry.  

Stainless steels are also classified according to their alloy content and the crystalline structure of its atoms or molecules. Reliance Foundry's bollards use two particular classes of stainless steel: Austenitic and Superaustenitic. Austenitic steel is also known as 300 series steel. Austenitic steel is know for its composition of 18% chromium and 8% Nickel; compromising about 70% of total stainless steel production throughout the world. Superaustenitic is a variant of 300 series stainless steel but with higher content of molybdenum, nitrogen, and nickel to ensure better resistance to corrosion and stress. 304 stainless steel is austenitic while 316 stainless steel is superaustenitic. 

316 steel also excels in resistance to acids, bromides and iodides at high temperature. 



In our opinion, the 316 stainless steel is the most durable as well as the most beautiful alloy available. We love the benefits of stainless and it remains affordable for the customer. 

Please take some time and review all of our jewelry items at We now have over 350 styles available. We enjoy hearing from all of our customers, so please let us know if we can ever assist you. 

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Have a blessed week and thank you for stopping in! God Bless

Blake Bradley and the team at Shields of Strength