Stainless steel is impervious to essential oils which makes it perfect for aromatherapy jewelry.  It's definitely got a "weighty" and solid feel to it.  I think of it as I do my favorite jeans.  It gets better as it gets a bit worn.  It's going to get scratched up if you wear it a lot and bang it around, but that's just part of its character.  Use a stainless steel cleaner every now and then to bring back its luster.