How to Care for Your Jewelry

Tungsten Carbide Cleaning:

Your Tungsten Carbide or Ceramic ring is very easy to care for. They doesn't scratch easily and are tarnish-resistant. That being said, it is still important to following a few simple steps to help ensure your new wedding band will look spectacular for years to come. 

How to clean: To clean tungsten/ceramic carbide rings, simply soak in a mild soap solution for a couple of minutes, rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth, removing any fingerprints and smudges.

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.

  •  Do not use ultrasonic cleaners, steam cleaners, or ionic cleaners.
  •  Be careful not to drop your Tungsten/Ceramic ring on a hard surface with extreme force to avoid a crack or shattering.
  •  Remove your jewelry, when working with chemicals.
  •  Keep your Tungsten/Ceramic ring away from diamonds to prevent scratching, as diamonds are a harder in nature.
Titanium and Cobalt Cleaning: 

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 Y=Tungsten. As with gold or platinum rings, they can be polished by any local jeweler for a low cost. Care should be taken with 
certain titanium rings such as: colored, inlayed, and stone-set rings.

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.  

What is Mohs Scale of Hardness?

Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness is a common method used to rank the relative hardness of a gemstone or mineral by its resistance to scratching. Developed by a German mineralogist Friedrich Moh in 1812, this scale grades minerals on a scale from 1 (very soft) to 10 (very hard). The higher the number on the Mohs Scale, the stronger the metal, therefore, it is less likely to bend or scratch. Unlike traditional metals such as gold, silver, and platinum that require greater care to maintain their luster, alternative metal rings are virtually care-free. 


Diamond: 10
Tungsten Carbide: 9
Ceramic: 7.5
Cobalt: 7.5
Titanium: 6
Platinum: 4
Gold, Silver: 2.5

Talc: 1


Comfort-Fit vs. Standard-Fit

All of our alternative metal rings are made with a "comfort-fit" sizing. This simply means that the inside of the ring is rounded, which helps it slide over your knuckle easier, making it more comfortable to wear everyday.  Standard-fit rings, in contrast, are flat on the inside of the ring, and the tube like interior may irritate some for extended wear, especially when putting on or taking off your rings.

As a general rule of thumb, comfort-fit rings tend to fit looser than traditional rings of the same size. When purchasing a comfort fit ring, you should choose about a half size smaller than your regular ring size. If you are not sure of your ring size, email us and we'll gladly send you a complimentary ring sizer.

If you need any assistance or have questions, email us your name, number and the best time to reach you, and one of our team jewelers will call you in person, even help choose the best style for you.


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