Ring Care Instructions

Titanium Rings - Cleaning & Care Instructions

Ring Care

Titanium, like all jewelry metals, will acquire surface scratches or scuffs through everyday wear. Scratches will be particularly evident in a new ring, but as the ring is worn it develop a natural, even satin patina over the entire surface.

Protect your ring by removing it during activities that may subject it to abrasion or hard knocks. I recommend that you not wear any type of ring at the gym, when gardening, playing sports, or at the beach. 

Ring Safety

For your safety, never wear any type of ring around open machinery or electrical equipment, or while participating in physical sports and activities. 

Wearing Jewelry

Jewelry is worn by millions of people every day, but few recognize how they can preserve their treasures by using some simple advanced planning and thought. Here are some basic guidelines to consider when wearing jewelry:

  • Remove Jewelry During Tasks – When performing manual tasks, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids. Some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewelry include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house and other common tasks.
  • Do not apply hand sanitizer while wearing jewelry- Hand sanitizers will damage jewelry. It is best to remove jewelry before using hand sanitizers.
  • Chemicals and jewelry- remove jewelry before using cleaning products. These harsh chemicals will damage your jewelry.
  • Put Jewelry On After Applying Makeup – Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewelry. Putting jewelry on after applying these materials will limit exposure to jewelry and any potential damage.
  • Don't Wear Jewelry in Swimming Pools and Spas – Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage. As a result it's a good idea to remove jewelry before entering the pool or spa.
  • Contact Sports and Jewelry Don't Mix– Hard blows during sports can damage jewelry not to mention the people involved. All jewelry should be removed before play begins.

These guidelines for wearing jewelry should get you off to a good start.

Cleaning Jewelry

For those that wear jewelry regularly, keeping their jewelry clean and looking good requires regular effort. Here are some general guidelines that may help:

  • Remove Your Jewelry before Bathing- (Recommended)
    Remove all jewelry before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film you immediately reduce the occasions of servicing.
  • Use Jewelry Polishing Cloths for Best Results
    Polish silver or gold with a jewelry polishing cloth for best results. You can use a svelte or an old diaper, but the professional cloths are the best. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibers in these products.
  • Clean Your Jewelry with Care 
    Cleaning your own jewelry regularly can keep it looking good, but be careful. You can either purchase commercial cleaners from a jeweler or make a cleaning a solution yourself. Bleach can literally destroy jewelry so avoid it at all costs. Remember: I offer a free cleaning/refinishing service!
  • Use Warm Water to Clean Jewelry 
    Using warm water is the best bet when cleaning your own jewelry. However, water can cause reaction with the cleaning fluids resulting in discoloration and Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this problem. .
  • Avoid Cleaning Damaged Jewelry 
    Never clean any jewelry that is damaged, cracked or broken, since the additional handling is likely to exacerbate or worsen the problem. If you find that a piece of jewelry is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible.