Titanium is a very durable metal. But it needs some care so that the jewelry retains its original appearance for as long as possible. Here we will describe in detail the procedures for caring for jewelry, as well as how not to harm your favorite ring, earrings, or pendant.
How to clean colored titanium
Titanium jewelry should be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging the color layer.
Necessary to remember, that jewelry is made of anodized, non-ferrous metal. It could only be cleaned with ammonia or baby soap and water. All other detergents could just discolor titanium.
The first thing to do is to make a mix of warm water and soap. Then put the product there for 5-7 minutes to get rid of the dirt. Then rinse it under water BUT NEVER rub it with a towel, just very gently blot it with a soft cloth.
Do not leave products to dry close to an open window, otherwise stains may appear. It is best not to use an ultrasonic cleaner because it is not desirable for metal particles to come into contact with a hard surface. Of course, you could hang the jewelry on a hook with insulation and dip it into the cleaning mix, so that it does not touch the bottom of the container, but this is only for very advanced jewelry lovers :)
When cleaning products with stones, it is very important not to scratch the stone, so it is better not to resort to harsh cleaning methods, but to use the same soft cloth and soapy water.
Silver jewelry care
The black coating on the surface of silverware is mostly silver sulfide. To protect silver from sulfide corrosion, you need to protect jewelry from moisture, high temperatures, rubber, paper and cotton. Also, do not leave silver jewelry on yourself at night, when using cosmetics and household chemicals. Each jewelry is best stored separately from each other in a cool, dark, dry place.
How to clean silver
Silver items should be cleaned at least once a month; when removing from yourself, you should wipe them with a flannel each time. When cleaning, do not use coarse sponges and brushes, sand, abrasive substances, including washing powder. To clean silver, soda diluted with water to a paste is often used; dentifrice; 3% hydrogen peroxide solution; 6% vinegar solution.
Caring for your Damascus steel jewelry
In order to keep the Damascus steel ring in its original condition for a long time, you need to properly care for the product. First of all, it is important to remember that this type of dyeing needs regular maintenance.
To prevent premature corrosion on the surface of the Damascus product, it should be thoroughly cleaned from time to time. After the product is cleaned, it is necessary to lubricate the surface of the product with grease or oil.
Keep the product from Damascus only in a dry place. To maintain the attractiveness and clarity of the pattern, try to avoid exposure to acids and alkalis, including those of organic origin, on the product.
If you do not use the ring for a long time, it is better to periodically lubricate it, check if rust spots have appeared on the surface. Damascus products need constant care even if they are not used.
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever under the moon, and no matter how carefully jewelry is worn, over time they wear out, scratch or break. Titanium is very durable, but even it can be scratched. To avoid this, jewelry should be removed when there is a risk of damage.
Simply put, it's best to take your jewelry off for a while if you:
...doing workout. When we are actively moving or lifting heavy weights, there is a great risk of deforming or even breaking our favorite jewelry during exercise.
...sunbathing on a beach. Sand is an abrasive, so it can scratch the product, or get stuck in blind locks. Stones in jewelry from the influence of ultraviolet radiation can become faded and dull.
...apply skin care products. Cosmetics are good for skin, but bad for jewelry. It is better to take them off before starting your beauty and SPA procedures.
...just took a shower or bath. Tap water contains a whole bunch of macro- and microelements, which can adversely affect the condition of jewelry. There are also other risks during bathing procedures: high temperature, cosmetics, which were mentioned above. In addition, a favorite decoration can simply slip into the drain.
... swimming in a river, sea or lake. Some stones do not like salt water. You also run the risk of irretrievably losing your favorite thing to your heart.