How to Care for Your Manly Band

Always give your finger a break now and then. It’s good practice to take it off before bed to let your skin breathe. While you’re doing that, go ahead and clean it up. Here are some tips to keep it shining:


Wood Rings

Our standard rings are water-resistant, not waterproof. Our jeweler has sealed the wood in with a durable jewelry resin, but try to remember not to swim or shower with it. Soap and water is fine to wash it, should you work up a good sweat outdoors. If the wood or antler inside gets wet, it will expand and ruin your ring. Obvious water damage to standard rings will void your one year “no hassle” warranty.

Although we still don't recommend wearing this during your Ironman, our Founder's Line and Custom rings are still covered under your one year “no hassle” warranty. We use a more premium sealant for these rings, so they can handle more, but we still don't recommend submerging them in water. So leave these at home when you hit the beach or the pool, but everyday wear, showering, cookings, etc, is all fine. 


Titanium Rings

These guys are tough but it never hurts to clean up your band every so often. Wash with dish soap to get rid of any nasties. An old toothbrush can really get in there if you have an intricate design. Then shine with a little Windex. Viola!  


Tungsten Rings

Wash with mild soap and water. These guys are SUPER tough, but they loose their luster in the presence of harsh chemicals (bleach, lysol, etc.) Also know that tile floors are tungsten’s kryptonite, so maybe take him off in the bedroom at night instead of the bathroom...Tungsten can be broken apart with vice grip pliers in an emergency.


Damascus/Stainless Steel Rings

While you can totally just wash these with mild soap and water, we recommend a mild toothpaste and toothbrush. Stainless does NOT like Chlorine, so keep this guy out of the pool. 


Cobalt Chrome Rings

Use mild soap and water to clean and a soft cloth to dry/polish. These guys are scratch resistant but not scratch proof. A professional buffing at a local jeweler will shine them back up. And then, of course, you can say you’re buff…or you have been buffed.


Black Zirconium Rings

Use mild soap and water to clean and a soft cloth to dry/polish. Black Zirconium is a two-toned metal, so over time you may see some silver shine through. That is totally normal and it gets even cooler looking with age.

Meteorite Inlay Rings

Your ring is sealed with a heavy duty sealer, but just know  - since Meteorite is composed mostly of iron, oxidation is always possible. Exposure to oxidizing agents such as chlorine, bleach or salt can change the pH of the Meteorite and increase chances of rusting. So chemicals found in household cleaners, pools, hot tubs and even salt water should be avoided. And there's your excuse for not being able  to clean the bathroom...

But for serious, using a little baking soda and an old toothbrush works great. Just be sure to dry it well and every six months, hit the meteorite with a little 3 in 1 oil to keep it looking it's best. If you have some oxidation occur, reach out to us and we will send you a "how to" on how to troubleshoot it. Know your ring is covered for any issues under your one year “no hassle” warranty, so don't fret!

Gold Rings
Wash with mild soap and water or fine jewelry cleaner. Gold is a softer metal than the others, so it may scratch over time. You can take it to a local jeweler to get it buffed out for a small fee.
 

Diamond Inset/Elysium Rings

Diamond inset rings should not be cleaned by ultrasonic or steam and must be checked by a local jeweler a couple times a year. Besides this, mild soap and water work great to shine it back up.

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