Titanium is a performance metal both in and out of the jewelry word. It’s both a popular choice for pieces that are designed to last for a lifetime, such as mens titanium wedding bands, and for aerospace applications. While this metal is undeniably tough, jewelry crafted from it still needs a little TLC from time to time to keep it in top shape.
Titanium has the advantage of being low-maintenance and incredibly durable. It’s stronger than steel, making it hard to scratch or bend, and it’s highly resistant to tarnishing and rust. However, this resiliency won’t protect your titanium jewelry from getting dirty, and it’s important to clean the titanium pieces in your jewelry collection periodically to keep them looking their best.
Although titanium is a non-reactive metal, it’s still a good idea to steer clear of abrasive cleansers and harsh chemicals. Not only are they not needed to restore titanium to its original sheen, but they may irritate your skin in the cleaning process. It only makes sense to clean this naturally hypoallergenic metal with equally gentle products, and many natural and organic soaps are effective in cleaning titanium. Why irritate your skin for the sake of a piece of jewelry that’s inherently free of irritants?
While you can take titanium jewelry to a jeweler to be cleaned, it’s not hard or expensive to clean it at home, nor does it take a lot of time. All titanium jewelry, including black titanium wedding bands (like the Black Titanium Satin-Finished Carved Wedding Band) and those with colored inlays (such as the Blue Titanium Celtic Wedding Band Ring), can be cleaned using the same simple method. All you’ll need is gentle soap, water, a soft toothbrush, a soft cloth and these instructions:
- Dilute a little bit of gentle soap (such as a mild hand or dish soap) in a small bowl of warm water large enough to completely submerge your titanium jewelry.
- Place your jewelry in the bowl and allow it to soak for a minute or two (or a little longer if the pieces you’re cleaning are particularly grimy).
- Once your jewelry has soaked, use the soft toothbrush to gently scrub each piece, paying extra attention to engraving and other elements where dirt tends to collect. You shouldn’t need to apply a lot of pressure to remove any residue that remains. If you’re faced with a stubborn spot, try soaking the jewelry for a few more minutes and then scrubbing again, being especially gentle as you go over any colored inlays.
- Dry your jewelry with a soft cloth.
Keeping your titanium jewelry clean can allow you to give even less attention to this already low-maintenance metal. For example, don’t forget to remove a titanium ring or bracelet before applying lotion or sunscreen, gardening or cooking with your hands.
It isn’t hard to keep titanium bracelets and rings looking their best! Just follow the steps above to keep them clean and their naturally resilient properties will do the rest.