Forgetting to follow simple maintenance rules is inevitable, and we understand! As much as you try to remove your ring every time you wash your hands or do the dishes, sometimes it really just flies over your head one too many times and next thing you know, a tiny smidge of rust is beginning to form on your meteorite ring. While going to a jeweler to have your ring cleaned will always be the best course of action, there are definitely DIY alternatives that can get your meteorite ring looking as clean as ever.
One method of cleaning will require coating your ring with a small amount of WD-40 with a soft cloth, and carefully scrubbing the rust away with a toothbrush. Allow your ring to absorb the WD-40 residue from the soft cloth overnight, then apply a small amount of ring wax or gun oil to your ring!
Alternatively, you may also use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to gently rub the rust thoroughly. Leave your ring to air dry for 20-30 minutes, then carefully apply your ring wax or gun oil. Check out our Meteorite Ring Care post for more information.