Caring for & Cleaning Your Jewelry
Caring for and cleaning your jewelry is easy. Because many of our jewelry options offer a much more robust alternative to traditional metals such as gold and platinum, special cleaning products and methods are not required. Below you'll find step by step instructions for cleaning titanium jewelry, tungsten jewelry, black zirconium jewelry and silver jewelry. What do you want to clean?
Cleaning Tungsten Carbide
Tungsten carbide begins as a fine powder during the jewelry-making process, and after it's heated becomes 10 times harder than 18k gold, making it almost completely resistant to abrasion. Tungsten is one of the hardest metals on earth, making it perfect for those looking for an extremely low-maintenance ring that stays polished and flawless for years on end.
Because tungsten rings are so robust, no special cleaning methods are required.
If your ring becomes dirty or greasy from everyday wear, simply add a few drops of dish soap to a small bowl of warm water, soak the ring for roughly 10 minutes, then use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a cotton washcloth to scrub any remaining grime off. Soaps like Dawn, which have been designed to cut through grease, should make this a quick and easy process. Once done, rinse your ring, dry it and wear.
Cleaning Black Zirconium
Black zirconium starts out silver, but when heated to extremely high temperatures, develop the black layer you see in our zirconium jewelry. The silver jewelry still exists under this layer, so although these rings are highly resistant to scratches, it's important to treat them with the same care as you would any other ring. When scratched with extremely rough surfaces such as souring pads, the white metal below will shine though.
To clean black zirconium, add a few drops of dish soap to a small bowl of warm water.
We recommend a dish soap that's highly effective at cutting through grease, like Dawn.
Allow your ring to soak for about 10 minutes, then use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a small cotton washcloth to gently scrub the ring. The individual bristles of the toothbrush will allow you to get into gaps and corners with ease, making it ideal for rings with textures and grooves.
Cleaning Titanium Rings
Titanium is a robust metal, harder than gold but not as hard as tungsten. Treat your titanium ring as you could zirconium, ensuring that you use only soft materials such as a children's toothbrush or a cotton cloth to scrub the surface.
Your titanium jewelry doesn't require special cleaning solutions or methods; a few drops of soap and water will suffice.
Caring for Sterling Silver
Since sterling silver is more prone to tarnish, we recommend that you clean your silver more frequently. Create a gentle cleanser by combining a few tablespoons of baking soda with a couple of droplets of water until you've made a thick paste. Apply this paste with a soft washcloth and gently rub in a circular motion.
Use 1 cup of regular white vinegar combined with 3 tablespoons of baking soda to soak your silver for one or two hours. Once done, remove your jewelry, run it under the tap and dry.
Because cubic zirconia measure just slightly below diamonds on the Mohs scale, they're more durable than most gemstones. This allows for quick and easy cleaning.
You can use a small cotton washcloth or soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a bit of baking soda to return the sparkle to any CZ stone. Scrub gently in a circular motion, rinse and dry.
As with any piece of jewelry, we don't recommend that you apply chemicals when cleaning or at any other time. Avoid using alcohol, bleach or powdered cleaners such as Ajax.
Note on wooden inlays:
If your ring contains a wood inlay, it's important to note that while water resistant, wooden inlays are not waterproof.
We therefore do not recommend that you soak rings with wooden inlays for any period of time. Instead, use a small amount of baking soda applied to a soft-bristled toothbrush or small cotton cloth to clean your ring.