There are different amounts of care necessary depending on how frequently you are wearing a piece of jewelry. To clean your rings at home we recommend mixing warm water and dish soap in a bowl. Then with a toothbrush scrub off fingerprints, dirt, and build-up on the rings. Once your ring is cleaned rinse with water and let your rings sit to dry.
How frequently should I clean my rings?
- Wearing rings every day - You should clean your rings at home or professionally cleaned at least once a week. We offer a complimentary ring cleaning service every day for free, and it just takes 10-30 minutes depending on the condition of the ring. Keep in mind that wearing your rings every day is like wearing the same outfit every day and stuff builds up on your jewelry, especially the rings on your hands. Dead skin, soap, dirt and other things can get into your rings and stay pressed against your skin which can cause rashes. In order to prevent skin rashes or itchiness, make sure to keep your rings clean.
- Wearing rings for special occasions - You should have your rings professionally checked and cleaned at least once a year. These pieces are typically only worn a handful of time each year for special events and outings. They won't receive as much wear and tear, and in turn, don't need as much maintenance.
The example of the ring below is a ring that has been worn nearly every day for 6 months with no cleaning.
How often should I rhodium plate my rings?
Rhodium plating is a cosmetic process done to 14K and 18K White to give it a bright white finish like platinum. Because no gold comes white naturally, the gold needs to be mixed with other alloys to bleach the metal. To get bleached gold the karat needs to be 18K or below. This is why there is no 950 White Gold or 24K White Gold. White gold will be a whitish-yellow color and not pure white. It is standard in fine jewelry to rhodium plate white gold pieces to give it the bright white finish. Over time the rhodium will wear, and your white gold jewelry will need to be re-plated.
- Wearing rings every day - Your rings may need to be rhodium plated once every 6 months to once a year.
- Wearing rings for special occasions - Your ring may need to rhodium plated every 2-3 years.
On our website, we rate the necessary care of pieces on a scale of low, medium and high. The ratings are based on the design of the ring and a frequency of everyday wear. You can learn more about the care necessary for your jewelry and how frequently your pieces should be cleaned.
If you have any questions about care please comment below or email us!
is it really that bad that my rings start get to black like in the pictures shown?