Contemporary Metals

Contemporary Metals

Contemporary Metals

Tungsten & Ceramic Rings

  1. Clean with hot water and soap (an old toothbrush helps get in the grooves and between/behind stones)
  2. Steam cleaning is okay
  3. NO ultrasonic cleaning
  4. NO ionic cleaning
  5. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces or hitting with a hammer-like force. They can both shatter.
  6. Emergency removal involves a specialized ring cracker
  7. On tungsten, do NOT use any chemicals other than alcohol (this means no red jewelry cleaner solution)
  8. Gold or silver inlay can be re-polished, but it will not affect the tungsten or ceramic part

Stainless Steel & Titanium Rings

  1. Clean with hot soap and water (an old toothbrush helps get in the grooves and between/behind stones)
  2. Steam cleaning is okay
  3. Ultrasonic cleaner is ok (if there are no gemstones–gems set in stainless steel can fall out if you use an ultrasonic)
  4. Stainless steel & titanium CAN be re-polished (stainless is easier to do; titanium requires extra wheels and polishing compounds)

Cobalt Rings

  1. Clean with hot soap and water (an old toothbrush helps get in the grooves and between/behind stones)
  2. Steam cleaning is okay
  3. Re-polishing requires extra wheels and specialized polishing compounds

All Rings

  1. Avoid Bleach (found in pools, hot tubs, cleaning supplies, hair chemicals, laundry detergent, household cleaners)
  2. Check stone tightness by listening for “rattles” or visual movement
  3. Regularly remove lotion/soap/conditioner buildup with warm soapy water and an old toothbrush–”clean stones look bigger!”
  4. Professional cleaning & prong inspection is free everyday