Wedding rings are a symbol of eternal love. That’s why everyone puts so much care and attention when choosing their wedding ring. They want it to be perfect. Some people like to go with gold rings or prefer a more pure platinum band. Others like to buy tungsten rings as they are much more durable than gold or platinum wedding bands.
Although you are busy as a mom doing household chaos and running after kids, it is also important to take care of your belongings including your jewelries. If you own a tungsten ring, then this guide is to remind you on how to take good care of your ring even if you are a busy mom.
Wedding rings are not only costly but they also hold a tremendous emotional value. That’s why it is essential to take proper care of your wedding ring. If you don’t maintain your wedding ring correctly, it can lose its luster and become dull. Even tungsten bands require a little maintenance even though they are so tough.
Here is how to take care of your tungsten ring properly.
How to properly clean tungsten carbide rings
After years of use, your ring may get dirty if you don’t clean it periodically. This can make them lose their shine and reduce their visual impact. Luckily, all you need is to clean them properly to bring them back to life. It is important that you don’t use any strong chemicals or cleaning solutions while cleaning your ring as they can damage your ring.
All you need is a solution of mild soap and warm water, a clean damp fabric and a toothbrush. To clean your tungsten ring, soak it into the warm soap solution for about 30 mins. After that, take it out and scrub it thoroughly with the damp cloth. This will remove most of the dirt. The next step is to rub your ring with the toothbrush. The bristles in the toothbrush will reach any engraving or ridges and clean them out. You can do this as long as you feel necessary. After cleaning your ring with the toothbrush, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a clean towel. You can repeat the whole process until you are satisfied.
How to protect your tungsten ring from damage
Tungsten carbide rings are very tough and scratch resistant but they are not indestructible. If you accidentally drop your ring from a height onto a hard surface, it can crack. So make sure not to leave it in places where there is a chance they may drop. Needless to say, you should never strike it with any heavy objects. Tungsten is not malleable like gold or platinum. So, they will shatter instead of bending.
Also, avoid bringing them into contact with any harsh cleaning agents such as chlorine, ammonia or bleach. These can corrode the surface of the ring or create blemishes. Thus, you should always take off your ring before taking a dip in a swimming pool. If your ring ever comes into contact with any of these chemicals, immediately clean it with some warm water. After that, rinse it gently with a dry towel.
Avoid using ultrasonic jewelry cleaners on tungsten rings. Since tungsten is not malleable, it can cause microscopic fractures in the ring and eventually shatter it. However, if you still want to take the risk, be sure not to leave it in the solution for more than 1 min.
When you are not using your tungsten ring, place it in a soft pouch and store it in a safe place. Although tungsten is a hard metal, it doesn’t hurt to take some extra precautions.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)