How to Care for Your Meteorite Jewelry
Meteorite is one of the most intriguing materials we use for our rings as the material originates from space and is over a billion years old. Here at Patrick Adair Designs, we use Muonionalusta Meteorite which is one of the more common and stable meteorites used in jewelry. Check out our Blog Post for a step-by-step on how we make our Meteorite Rings.
Meteorite is composed of mainly iron, and as a result is susceptible to rust. We have recently developed a super top-secret etching technique that not only brightens the color of our rings allowing for a longer lasting etch, but it also greatly reduces the chance of rust forming. Rust is still inevitable (kind of like Thanos) but can be easily managed if you know what you are doing (also kind of like Thanos). Rust will vary for each and every meteorite ring and if you are lucky enough, your ring may not rust at all. If rust does form on your ring, use this simple method below to remove rust from your ring:
- WD-40 and a soft cloth/wipe OR a Jewelry polishing cloth/wipe
- Soft-bristled toothbrush
- Ring wax (Search Renaissance Ring Wax on Amazon)
- Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on to a soft cloth or use a jewelry polishing cloth and wipe your ring thoroughly with the cloth.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently scrub where the ring has rust.
- Leave a slight residue of the WD-40/Jewelry polishing cloth and let it absorb into the ring over night.
- After letting it sit over night, scrub the meteorite with a thin layer of ring wax to help coat the ring. The ring wax is meant to help repel and prevent rust. Repeat any steps if necessary until rust has been removed.
In addition, here are some tips to care for your Meteorite Jewelry:
- Avoid exposing your ring to water or any acidic chemicals/solutions.
- Avoid hitting your ring repeatedly against hard surfaces.
- If storing your ring, always store your ring in an air-tight container to avoid any moisture and dust build-up.