How to Care for Your Tungsten Ring



Tungsten is a newer trend in modern jewelry. The mix of tungsten and carbon alloyed with other metals makes for a unique appearance and durable rings. It is available in a variety of colors and styles and has a great modern appeal.

However, tungsten rings can get dirty and lose their luster over time. Their unique makeup means they require special care. Here’s what you can do to ensure your tungsten jewelry always looks its best.

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and ammonia can damage the finish on your ring. You should never use any of these to clean your ring. If you are working with these chemicals, remove your ring in advance.

Use a Cloth Bag for Storage

If you remove your ring when you sleep, shower, work, etc. it’s not advisable to store it with other metal jewelry items. The tungsten can scratch softer metals like gold, or if there is plating, that can be scratched. Therefore, it’s best to store it in soft cloth away from other jewelry, or in its own Wooden Ring Box. This will also minimize dirt and dust exposure.

Inspect Your Ring Before Cleaning It

Many rings have elements like gems and stones. Inspect them before you begin cleaning. If these elements are loose or cracked, cleaning them may do more damage. It is best to take the ring to an expert for repairs before you care for it.

Clean Your Ring with Soap and Water

Harsh chemicals can damage your ring. If you need to clean it, the best solution will be mild dishwashing liquid and water. The ideal ratio is three drops of soap for every one cup of water.

If the ring requires a deep clean to remove dirt from crevices, you may want to boil the water before using it. Allow the water to boil and remove it from the burner. Then add soap and water and clean as you would in any other circumstances.

Use a Soft Toothbrush

Another way to remove dirt from the crevices of your ring is to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. The toothbrush you use should be new to ensure it does not have residue in its bristles. If there are traces of toothpaste, it could damage the finish of the ring.

Move the brush around the ring slowly during the cleaning process. Get between the mounted stones and engraved areas. If the dirt isn’t coming off, soak the ring again or try using a dull toothpick.

Rinse and Buff the Ring

After the ring has been cleaned, place it in a bowl or rinse it under tap water to remove residue. Then use a microfiber cloth to dry and buff the ring.

For best results, clean your ring once a week or whenever it gets dirty.

Tungsten rings are highly fashionable, but they require special care. A soap and water cleaning is mild enough to do the trick and it will get your jewelry looking terrific. What steps will you be taking to keep your tungsten looking its best?