Men’s wedding bands, especially for men who work in dirty jobs, need to be cleaned periodically in order to remove the soil and environmental agents that may dull the perfection of the ring and eventually destroy the ring itself. It is important to remove the things that can erode some of the softer metals and dull or tarnish other ring components. Jewelers are able to clean men’s wedding bands and handle the necessary renovation work such as checking the settings and replating gold or silver that has become worn or eroded. Polishing the surface of the men’s wedding bands will remove minor flaws and imperfections.
Most men can do the minor cleaning process on their wedding bands without contacting a jeweler. At home cleaning of men’s wedding bands can be done by soaking the ring in a solution of warm water with a liquid soap. Once the ring has a few minutes of soaking time, it can be rinsed in warm water and allowed to air dry. Then, the ring can be buffed with a soft cloth and it will be good to go. Periodically, the cleaning should be done by a jeweler who can perform the other related tasks to cleaning the ring.
Checking the Settings
To avoid losing the gemstones in men’s wedding bands, the wearer should ask the jeweler to check that the prongs that hold the cubic zirconia gemstone in place. Depending upon the type of setting, sometimes the settings can become worn, causing the gemstones to become loose. A qualified jeweler can do the necessary repair work on settings so that there is no danger of losing one of the precious gemstones. If the ring has become worn, it may be necessary to do additional repair work. In this way, the wedding band will always be in the best possible condition, regardless of the type of work that you do.
The need for polishing men’s wedding bands on a regular basis will depend upo0n the type of metal that is selected for the body of the ring. A softer metal such as gold or silver will suffer more from the day to day nicks and dings that mar the surface. Some of these imperfections can be removed by the act of polishing the ring again. However, if you are in a profession where the metal of the ring will be under constant attack by the elements, you may want to choose a metal that is better able to withstand normal wear. Both titanium and tungsten carbide rings are much harder than gold. Tungsten rings have the added advantage of taking and holding a high polish so that the surface looks shiny for many years.
Those who choose men’s wedding bands with a plating of gold or silver may need to occasionally redo the process, especially if the base metal starts to show through the top layer. Your jeweler will be able to tell you whether that is the best route for you to take in keeping your wedding band looking its best.