ALTERNATIVE METAL JEWELRY CARE
CARE FOR YOUR BANDS AND RINGS
rings are made to wear everyday. at TRESOR JEWELERS, our team is dedicated to our crafts and assure our customers that their purchases and fully warrantied for no charge. we do recommend some care on your part and it goes along way for your piece of jewelry to last a long time.
Tungsten Carbide rings with sterling silver inlays may tarnish over time, in that case, use a simple polishing cloth or a cheese cloth to polish. Although Tungsten doesn't scratch, it may look it has been scratched when the ring is accidentally rubbed up against something else with metal and a part of the material has attached itself to the surface. In that case, you can use a soft brush to gently remove the foreign materials.
Due to Titanium or Cobalt's tarnish and corrosion-resistant properties, you don't have to worry about household chemicals damaging its surface. They will not break, shatter, or chip. These metals are more durable, and scratch resistant than traditional precious metals, however, they are not completely scratch proof like Tungsten.
How to clean: You can use a half-ammonia (you can use Windex), half-water solution and soak for a few minutes, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Use mild soap and water to clean and a soft cloth to dry/polish. Black Zirconium is a two-toned metal, so over time you may see some silver shine through. That is totally normal and it gets even cooler looking with age.
All you will need is a small glass of hand-hot water and a few drops of regular liquid dish-washing soap. Simply add the soap to the water and give it a quick stir to activate the detergent properties. Put your wedding band in the soapy water and leave for about 30-40 minutes.
What Is Meteorite Jewelry?
A piece of meteorite jewelry is made out of space debris. This type of jewelry is made out of meteorites, which as great materials to create an out-of-this-world piece of jewelry.
This is a rare piece of jewelry because the material used to make it comes from space and holds a high value in form and rarity. Meteorites have been used to create pieces of jewelry since thousands of years ago. Meteorites were shaved, and enamels were used as designs for rings and other pieces of jewelry. This kind of jewelry requires extensive care in crafting, wearing, and maintaining. Meteorites are a combination of iron and nickel, which means that they will potentially rust. But no worries. There are ways you can adopt to maintain the quality of your meteorite jewelry.
The Steps To Clean Meteorite Jewelry
There are basic cleaning steps meant to restore meteorite pieces of jewelry. If you see your meteorite jewelry rusting and the surface becomes hard to see, you definitely need to clean and restore its surface. Here are the complete and easy steps that you can follow to maintain the quality of your meteorite jewelry.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
The first step is to ensure that you have the complete materials to perform the cleaning. The quality of your cleaning and restoration of meteorite jewelry depends on the materials used to clean it. Using inappropriate materials can cause damage to your meteorite jewelry. Here are the following materials that you will need.
Soft jewelry cloth
Gunmetal oil or any metal oil suitable for pieces of jewelry
90 percent rubbing alcohol
Small bowl or container with a wide opening
Step 2: Submerge Your Jewelry
When you already have all the materials gathered, pour the rubbing alcohol into the container and let your meteorite jewelry submerge completely into the alcohol. This process will dry all the moisture on the surface of the jewelry. Do this step only when your jewelry is a pure meteorite. If there are other materials used for your jewelry aside from meteorite, pour the rubbing alcohol into the soft cloth and gently wipe it on the surface of the jewelry. This step is the alternative way to maintain the quality of the jewelry while cleaning it.
Let’s say your jewelry is a pure meteorite. Allow it to be soaked in the alcohol for 10 minutes and remove it afterwards. Place it at the top of the soft cloth. No need to rub because the alcohol on the surface of your meteorite jewelry will dry completely and easily when placed at rest in the soft cloth.
Step 3: Seal With Oil
When your meteorite jewelry is already dry, coat it with gunmetal oil or any oil that is safe to use for a piece of jewelry. You can pour the oil onto the meteorite jewelry and wipe it off using a soft cloth once it is coated well. Coating your jewelry with oil allows it to have a barrier against immediate damage caused by rusting.
How To Take Care Of Meteorite Jewelry
A piece of meteorite jewelry is very delicate. It will potentially rust when not maintained. The care and maintenance of meteorite jewelry depend on the finishing of the jewelry. There is some jewelry finish that requires gentle cleaning, while there are some that require extensive cleaning. Nonetheless, it is very important to know the basics of cleaning a piece of meteorite jewelry. If there will be required special care, it will be included in your jewelry care card. That is why it is very important to make reading a habit and spend time to know and understand the specific care tips that your jewelry needs. Here are some of the basic cleaning and caring tips for your meteorite jewelry.
Keep Away From Moisture.
One basic care tip is to keep your jewelry away from moisture, and most importantly, avoid prolonged exposure to it. Never wear your jewelry if you will do an activity that will wet your hands. Put off your jewelry when you are going to work out or do work that will make you sweat. Ensure that you are not wearing your jewelry if you are about to apply lotions, cologne, or wash your hands with water or soap. Always make sure that the ring is in a dry place, whether in your jewelry box or while you are wearing it.
Do Not Expose To Harmful Chemicals.
Do not allow your jewelry to be in contact with any harsh chemicals, such as lotion, topicals, bleach, soap, or any chemicals because it will cause your meteorite jewelry to react to the chemical that might cause fading and discoloration. Rubbing alcohol can be in contact with your meteorite jewelry but only while cleaning it at a specific time. Always apply gentle care when wearing your meteorite jewelry, and be mindful of the activities you get yourself involved in. The responsible wearing of your meteorite jewelry can prolong its quality and value. If you are thinking of coating your meteorite jewelry with a clear and thick layer to protect it, it is not advised to coat your jewelry. Coating your meteorite jewelry with another layer will only cause damage to the surface of your jewelry as it wears off its coating through continuous use.
100% ALL CARBON FIBER RINGS – Pure carbon fiber rings do not require any day to day up keep. They are incredibly durable and require no finishes or sealants. Our 100% Carbon Fiber Rings are chemical resistant and hypoallergenic. They require no maintenance and can take almost anything you throw their way. Even though carbon fiber composite rings are incredibly durable, chips and scratches can happen. If your ring gets scratched or chipped you can very simply buff it out with sandpaper. For lighter blemishes use a fine grit sandpaper (800-2000) with a little bit of water or oil. For deeper or larger scratches use a heavier grit sandpaper (220-600) and then follow it up with a lighter polish (1000-2000 grit) to ensure a nice smooth finish.
Wood wedding bands are unique and a perfect homage to the natural world. They’re an excellent choice for just about anyone, but if you’re the type of guy who is looking to marry your love of the environment with your new piece of jewelry, a wedding band with wood inlay is the way to go. While grooms can get away with a gentle polish from a micro-fiber cloth on occasion, to ensure your ring remains clean and lasts for a lifetime, follow these brief guidelines.
You Can Get Wood Wedding Bands Wet (But Not Too Wet)
Wood rings and inlays are finished with a resin waterproof coating, so it is okay to get them wet. However, to ensure the longevity of the wood, the ring should be removed when engaging in activities that will expose the wood to water for extended periods of time. This includes baths, showers, and doing dishes. If you work out often and tend to sweat a lot, it would be we wise to remove your wood wedding band when exercising.
Keep Wooden Wedding Bands Away From Solvents (Including Hair Products)
Remove your wedding band if you’re going to be working with or around chemicals and solvents. If you’re working with anything abrasive, you’ll run the risk of scratching it. Put it in your pocket if you’re going to be doing anything that will knock it around too much. If you put gel or other products in your hair or use shaving cream, place your ring in a safe place so it doesn’t get filmy.