How to Clean a Titanium Ring

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Everybody dreams of a perfect engagement ring, but it becomes our responsibility to keep it in the best shape once we get one. Since titanium is one of the metals that signify a long-lasting bond, we have to learn how to clean a titanium ring to keep that sign beautiful for a lifetime. 

How to Clean a Titanium Ring?

If you want to tell your partner that you cherish their efforts, try to maintain the biggest gifts they have given to you. A titanium ring is a costly item available in the market, but the cleaning methods are highly pocket-friendly. 

Why Is Cleaning a Titanium Ring Extremely Important?

Since we are discussing cleaning a titanium ring, it is essential to understand why cleaning a titanium ring is extremely important.

  • Titanium is one of the most reactive metals. Thus the dirt stuck on the ring might react with the metal and damage it permanently.
  • If the ring is not cleaned, it might lose its shine and color over time, ending up tarnishing the beauty of the jewelry.
  • It is extremely unhygienic, as our hands are one of the body parts that interact with our face several times; thus, you might interact with many germs daily.
A titanium ring

Materials Required

Before moving on to the cleaning process, let us get the ingredients required to keep the cleaning process seamless and easy. Here is the list of materials required for cleaning your titanium ring at home.

  • A small bowl for mixing liquids.
  • Lukewarm water to dip and clean the Titanium ring.
  • A mild soap to remove dirt.
  • Vinegar or Windex solution for cleaning anodized rings.
  • Microfiber towel for drying the ring after rinsing.
  • A soft cloth for scrubbing the ring.
  • Polishing cloth to provide that final lustrous look to the titanium ring.
  • Cream Metal Polish, in case you have scratches on your ring.

Cleaning a Titanium Ring

Cleaning a Titanium ring is quite an easy process that involves only three basic steps:

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with lukewarm water. Now add some dishwashing liquid and mix.
  2. Now dip your titanium ring into the solution for at least five minutes.
  3. Now take out the ring and start rubbing with a soft cloth.
  4. Once the ring is completely clean, dry it with a microfiber towel. If you leave the jewelry to air dry, that might result in spots.

You can also use ammonia for cleaning your ring, but there is a warning: if your jewelry is made of colored titanium, do not scrub or use any other harsh cleaning solutions.

Cleaning a Colored Titanium Ring

Cleaning a natural Titanium ring is not much of a challenge, but cleaning a colored titanium ring involves a certain amount of risk.

You cannot be careless while cleaning colored titanium jewelry, as a single act of neglect can result in loss of color from the jewelry. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Take a bowl and make a mixture of lukewarm water and mild soap. Now dip the ring into the solution for at least 5 minutes until the dirt is removed.
  2. Do not scrub the ring or lose color; instead, dip the ring in the ammonia or Windex solution. 
  3. Now put the ring into a microfiber towel and start patting gently to clean it. Do not harm the oxide layer of the jewelry, as it provides color to it.
  4. Now rinse the jewelry with clean water and pat it dry with a soft towel. Avoid air drying, as it may leave spots.

If you notice any discoloration happening on your ring, do not be scared. You can get your ring anodized, and the color will be restored.

Cleaning a Titanium Ring With Gemstones

Cleaning a titanium ring with gemstones also requires extra care in terms of ingredients. Any harsh ingredients will damage not only the titanium but also the gemstones on it.

Here are the steps you need to follow while cleaning;

  • Read about the durability of your gemstone before moving forward with cleaning it. Otherwise, you might end up damaging the gemstone on the titanium ring.
  • Do not soak your ring in the water unless you are sure it is safe for the gemstone. If the ring has diamonds on it, you can move forward with the dipping, as it is a durable stone.
  • Do not use ammonia or any other ultrasonic cleaners, as you may end up deteriorating the gemstone. 
  • You can simply use a damp microfiber cloth and remove the dirt from the ring.

Here is a link to a video guide highlighting the process of cleaning a titanium ring with a gemstone. 

Precautions for Wearing a Titanium Ring

Even though titanium is a durable material, it will scratch over time if you are wearing your titanium jewelry daily.

Thus here is the list of some precautions you must take while wearing a titanium ring, as our hands are exposed to various activities that might harm the ring.

  • Do not eat your titanium ring, where it can experience some harsh bumps or hits, as it may damage the metal or the stone.
  • If your ring contains another metal like gold, avoid wearing it in showers or swimming pools, as the chlorine in the water will end up damaging the metals present in your ring.
  • Do not over-clean your ring. Titanium rings are not supposed to be cleaned every week, and if you are doing so, the ring will lose its color.

Titanium rings demand a bit of precaution to keep them of the best quality. It is suggested to avoid wearing your titanium jewelry every day, as it may damage the metal; in the case of engagement rings, follow the precautions mentioned above. 

Polishing a Titanium Ring or Other Titanium Jewelry

As we talked about above, titanium is one of those metals that demand a lot of maintenance and might get damaged if you are reckless while wearing it.

But the damage can be somewhat restored; now, we will talk about polishing a titanium ring or other titanium jewelry to keep them in their best shape.

  1. If your ring is extremely dirty, you can directly use a polishing cloth on it and remove the dirt from your ring.
  2. If your titanium ring has undergone some damage and has scratches on it, use some cream metal polish.
  3. Take a soft cloth and put some cream metal polish on it and gently rub on the ring.
  4. Now prepare a mixture of water and mild soap.
  5. Rinse the ring into the mixture and see the results.
  6. If the scratches do not disappear, visit a jewelry store and get it polished professionally.

You should get your jewelry polished at least once every six months to keep it shiny and scratch-free.

a pair of titanium rings

Some Cleaning Tips for Your Titanium Jewelry

Here are some extra tips for cleaning your Titanium rings and other jewelry at home.

  • Do not experiment with different harsh solutions when it comes to titanium jewelry.
  • Titanium is a hard metal. Thus it might experience some scratches on the surface, but if your ring also involves a mixture of soft metals like gold, you have to be extra careful about the colors.
  • Never use a scrub brush for removing the dirt; you can repeat the cleaning process multiple times if the ring is extremely dirty, but avoid using a scrubbing brush at any cost.
  • If the dirt ring is not that dirty, avoid using vinegar as well. But in the case of anodized rings, vinegar is the best resort; avoid using soap for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does a Titanium Ring Last?

Titanium is one of the most durable metals. Thus the expected longevity of your beautiful titanium ring is that of a lifetime. Of course, your ring might need some cleaning or polishing, but the metal never dies; that’s why titanium is used in making engagement rings.

Can a Titanium Ring End Up Coloring Your Finger Green?

Not a chance; a titanium ring can never turn your finger green, as the metal does not tarnish at all. A good quality titanium metal will never color your finger, but the same cannot be said in the case of an alloy.

What Are The Disadvantages of a Titanium Ring?

Titanium is a metal with high reactivity. Thus it involves a lot of precautions while wearing it. In addition, the impurities in the metal are almost impossible to remove, as the metal reacts with them.

Conclusion 

Cleaning a Titanium ring is not that big of a challenge, as one expects, as it is one of the most expensive metals available in the market, in terms of jewelry. Though it demands certain maintenance and precautions that one should follow to keep it in the best shape. It is funny how simple ingredients like soapy water can save your ring from dirt and make it pretty again.