Titanium Rings - Cleaning & Polishing
Titanium, like all jewelry metals, will acquire surface scratches or scuffs through everyday wear. Scratches will be particularly evident in 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.
For your safety, never wear any type of ring around open machinery or electrical equipment, or while participating in physical sports and activities.
How to Clean a Titanium Ring
All of my titanium rings may be washed with liquid dish soap to remove dirt and grease. Rinse and then spray with an ammonia glass cleaner, such as Windex. Rinse in water again and dry with a soft towel. Ultrasonic cleaners used by jewelry stores are also safe for a titanium ring.
High Polished Rings
Minor scratches in polished titanium or precious metals can be removed with a cream metal polish. I recommend using Flitz cream metal polish applied with a soft towel. Use liquid dish soap to remove the polish residue.
Satin Finish Rings
Rub a satin finished ring with a fine nylon pad (available from stores selling automotive finish products) to restore the soft brushed finish. Do not rub the pad over anodized color surfaces, as it will damage the color.
Precious Metal Inlays
Gold and silver inlays are very easy to keep looking beautiful for years to come. Their worst enemy, however, is chlorine. Keep your inlaid ring away from chlorinated cleaning products, swimming pools and Jacuzzis.
Stone Set Rings
Dirt, skin oils and soaps tend to work underneath diamonds and gemstones. To clean the stone, make a half-and-half solution of cold water and household ammonia in a cup. Soak the ring for 15 minutes, and then drain on tissue paper. Also you can use one of the brand-name liquid jewelry cleaners.
Color Anodized Rings
Skin oil, soap residue, and other contaminates leave a film that can temporarily fade or dull the optically created color on anodized rings. To clean the anodized color, soak your ring in a bowl of warm water with liquid dish detergent for a few minutes to remove oil and grease (I recommend Dawn liquid). Do not scrub or rub the color. Rinse and spray with a glass cleaner, such as Windex. Soak the ring with Windex for a minute, then rise in warm water and allow to air dry (do not rub or dry with a cloth). If the ring has not been cleaned recently you may need to repeat the process.
Avoid scratching the anodized surface on color titanium rings. Do not wash with cleaners containing abrasives. Do not wipe the anodized areas with any type of cloth. Abrasives remove the oxide layer and damage the color.
If your anodized finish should become damaged for any reason I can re-anodize it the same color for a small fee.