looking after your ring
You’ve exchanged the rings, said the vows, and returned the tux. The hard part is over, so enjoy a deep sigh of relief. But now that it’s time to settle into wedded bliss, there are a few things you’re going to want to know to ensure that married life goes off without a hitch, so to speak. One of them is to know how to properly clean, store, and maintain your wedding ring so it lasts as long as your marriage—ideally, ‘til death do you part.
As arbiters of unique rings made of all sorts of unconventional materials, We‘re’ here to help you spiff and shine your signature bling, no matter if it’s made of Dinosaur bones, Bello Opal, or Meteorite. Luckily, when you shop with us, you get a lifetime warranty, so you can rest easy knowing your ring was a great investment.
Generally, all of our wedding bands can be cleaned with warm water and mild dish soap, as long as it contains no harsh chemicals. For particularly tough jobs, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to scrub away dirt and imperfections. Never soak and always thoroughly dry your wedding band. Finish by polishing with a soft jewelry cloth to bring back some serious sparkle. Follow the material-specific tips below for some next-level revamping.
Our wooden wedding bands are sealed with durable resin, but they can still be affected by too much exposure to water. For these reasons, make sure to avoid submerging them in water (we know everyone occasionally gets pushed in the pool—just don’t intentionally swim or shower with one on) and lifting heavy metal items or anything else that could scratch. Harsh chemicals are a definite no-no as they can break the sealant.
The dino bones and antlers we use for our wedding bands are sealed with a special jewelry resin, but they can still expand and ruin your ring if exposed to too much water. As such, it’s important that you don’t do any soaking when rocking your bone or antler ring. Additionally, the sealant or resin that’s on the outside of the ring can scratch and wear down, so you want to avoid any serious heavy lifting.
You made a good choice when you picked your titanium wedding band since this stuff is one of the strongest non-alloy metals in the world yet it is lightweight and comfortable to wear. It’s also corrosion- and tarnish-resistant, which means you don’t have to be quite as careful with it around water. Give it a mini-spritz of Windex to shine it up on occasion and to illuminate any intricate detailing.
The weighty feel and durability of tungsten make it a big winner in our book and allow it to be cleaned and lived in without fear of scratching, tarnishing, oxidizing, rusting, or fading. Yet all superheroes have their kryptonite, of course, and tungsten is no different. The finish can be irreversibly damaged by certain harsh chemicals, and it’s brittle, so it can break if dropped on hard-surface floors like tile.
Your meteorite wedding ring made it from the depths of space onto your finger, so you’d think it could handle a deep clean. Indeed, these materials are finished with a strong, heavy-duty sealer, so they’re protected from the damages of day-to-day life. With that being said, a meteorite is composed mainly of iron, which means oxidation is a possibility. Just keep it away from any harsh chemicals—no chlorine, bleach, or salt—and you’re good to go. To address oxidation and rust, scrub with a little baking soda.
Damascus/Stainless Steel Rings
While you can totally just wash these with mild soap and water, we recommend mild toothpaste and a toothbrush. Stainless does NOT like Chlorine OR Salt Water, so keep this guy out of the pool.
Your Carbon Fiber Rings are made from luxury Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber that is extremely durable. Which is waterproof and can be cleaned with mild soap and a soft cloth. if it ever dulls Apply a jewelry polish wipe to your ring.