Ring Care Guide

Ring Care Guide

 

Wooden Rings

Our all-wooden rings are a beautiful style statement for those that prefer to wear something different. With no gold base, our all wooden rings need a little more care, but for the right person, that’s just another reason why these rings are so special.

Cleaning:

Your wooden ring is coated with an acrylic finish. This finish is best kept away from any harsh chemicals. Your ring should only need to be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. If you find your ring has dull spots or the finish begins to look crackled, then it’s time to send your ring into us for refinishing.

Wearing:

Your wooden ring is coated with an acrylic finish allowing it to come into contact with water without issue. Wearing your ring while washing your hands, showering or swimming in non-chlorinated water should be fine if your finish is in good repair.

Your ring will come with a small pot of wax. The wax can be rubbed into the wood of your ring on a semi-regular basis (we suggest once a week). Very little is needed and the wax will work to fill in any superficial scratches on the wood portion of your ring and keep the water out through several hot washings.

Avoid squeezing or compressing your ring. It’s important to have a good fit on your wooden ring so that your ring is not taking unnecessary strain from being too tight or more likely to be banged up due to being too loose on your finger.

Avoid harsh chemicals like cleaning products, chlorine in pools, or nail polish remover as these can have a negative effect on the finish.  Your actual wood ring should not be harmed, and we can refinish your ring if an accident occurs, but it is best to avoid these problems. We have noted several issues with discoloration in the wood and a wearing of the finish with medicated eczema creams. The ring should be removed and the cream soaked in before replacing.

It is good practice to take your ring off when participating in activities that will put wear on your hands. Examples include rock climbing or extreme sports, working with heavy objects or machinery (such as DIY-ing that built in bookshelf), or when working or cleaning with chemicals.

Remove your ring and contact us about repair if you notice any issues such as the wood being exposed, a crack or dent in the wood, or peeling finish. It is best to repair damage before it gets worse. We can do a lot to repair a ring if we are given the chance to repair it before a small problem becomes a larger one.

 

Metal Core Wooden Rings

Our precious metal core wooden rings are created with a base of precious metal for a strong and durable wooden ring that needs less care over time. This is the perfect style for those looking to have the appearance of a wooden ring with less of the upkeep needed. Another benefit to this style of ring vs our all wooden style is that the metal core can be rewrapped if an accident does occur and the wood portion of your ring is damaged beyond repair.

Cleaning:

Your wooden ring will come with a soft micro-abrasion buffing cloth, used to clean the interior metal band. This cloth does not need to be dampened and should polish up your precious metal with just a gentle rub. For the outer portion of your ring, cleaning with a soft, damp cloth should be enough. If you begin to see dull spots or crackling in the finish it is time to send your ring back for a refinishing.

Wearing:

Your wooden ring is coated with an acrylic finish allowing it to come into contact with water without issue. Wearing your ring while washing your hands, showering or swimming in non-chlorinated water should be fine if your finish is in good repair.

Your ring will come with a small pot of wax. The wax can be rubbed into the wood of your ring on a semi-regular basis (we suggest once a week). Very little is needed and the wax will work to fill in any superficial scratches on the wood portion of your ring and keep the water out through several hot washings. Do not use your buffing cloth to apply the wax. Instead, your finger or a soft towel work just fine.

Avoid squeezing or compressing your ring. It’s important to have a good fit on your wooden ring so that your ring is not taking unnecessary strain from being too tight or more likely to be banged up due to being too loose on your finger.

Avoid harsh chemicals like cleaning products, chlorine in pools, or nail polish remover as these can have a negative effect on the finish that is applied the wooden part of your ring.  Your actual wood ring should not be harmed, and we can refinish your ring if an accident occurs, but it is best to avoid these problems.

It is good practice to take your ring off when participating in activities that will put wear on your hands. Examples include rock climbing or extreme sports, working with heavy objects or machinery (such as DIY-ing that built in bookshelf), or when working or cleaning with chemicals.

If your ring has a gemstone, check your gemstone every so often for any sign of the gemstone becoming loose. Any jewelry containing a gemstone that is worn daily is in danger of the setting loosening over time and releasing the gemstone. If you hold your gemstone close to your ear and tap on the stone and can hear movement, it is best to send your ring in for repair and a retightening of the gemstone before the stone can become lost.

Remove your ring and contact us about repair if you notice any issues such as the wood being exposed, a crack or dent in the wood, or peeling finish. It is best to repair damage before it gets worse. We can do a lot to repair a ring if we are given the chance to repair it before a small problem becomes a larger one.

 

Precious Metal Rings with Wood Inlays

Our precious metal rings with wood inlays are a great option for anyone looking for the wear and convenience of a more traditional ring, while still enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of wood. These rings are the best option for long wear and have our most versatile care options.

Cleaning:

Your precious metal ring will come with a soft micro-abrasion buffing cloth, used to clean the entire band. This cloth does not need to be dampened and should polish up your precious metal with just a gentle rub. We don’t recommend the dips or liquid solutions for cleaning of your ring, but if you find your gemstone settings need cleaning to remove larger pieces of dirt we would recommend using some baking soda mixed with water on a soft bristled toothbrush or cloth to clean in these areas.

Wearing:

The wooden portion of your ring is coated with an acrylic finish allowing it to come into contact with water without issue. Wearing your ring while washing your hands, showering or swimming in non-chlorinated water should be fine if your finish is in good repair.

Avoid harsh chemicals like cleaning products, chlorine in pools, or nail polish remover as these can have a negative effect on the finish that is applied the wooden part of your ring.  

If your ring has a gemstone, check your gemstone every so often for any sign of the gemstone becoming loose. Any jewelry containing a gemstone that is worn daily is in danger of the setting loosening over time and releasing the gemstone. If you hold your gemstone close to your ear and tap on the stone and can hear movement, it is best to send your ring in for repair and a retightening of the gemstone before the stone can become lost.

Remove your ring and contact us about repair if you notice any issues such as the wood being exposed, a crack or dent in the wood, or peeling finish. It is best to repair damage before it gets worse. We can do a lot to repair a ring if we are given the chance to repair it before a small problem becomes a larger one.