Caring For Your Ébéniste Wood Ring

You've made a statement with your new Ébéniste wood ring, now here's how to make sure that statement lasts a lifetime!

A word on water.

All of my rings are finished in cyanoacrylate, a tough acrylic finish that can take a beating and is easy to repair. Although the finish claims to be waterproof, no finish is truly 100% waterproof. Over time water will wear away even the toughest of finishes, for this reason I advise taking your ring off before going swimming, taking a shower, and even washing your hands, just to be on the safe side. Don't worry if your ring occasionally gets wet; just be sure to dry it off as soon as you can.

Chemicals and creams.

Keep your ring away from chemicals such as household cleaners, hand sanitizers, creams, lotions, perfumes, sunscreens, and even hair products. These products often contain abrasives that could damage the finish. Special care should be taken to avoid products such as nail polish remover and any other products that contain acetone, as it will dissolve the finish.

Bumps and bruises.

While your ring isn't indestructible, it can definitely take everything that daily life can throw at it. Due to its bentwood construction, your ring is extremely durable and will last a very long time. Light scratching may become visible over time, as with any other type of ring.

To wax, or not to wax?

Some unfinished wood rings require regular treatments with waxes or oils. My rings are sealed, so waxes and oils are not necessary and would only rub off on your hands.

Down the road.

Built up dirt or grime can be removed by a light buffing with a microfiber cloth. For tougher dirt, a drop of water will help. Careful not to rub too hard as you may eventually buff through the finish.

Any ring that shows signs of wear or damage within a year of purchase can be sent back for a refinish or repair for nothing more than the cost of shipping. After the first year, I offer a full refinish for $75 plus shipping.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any more questions.

To summarise:

  • Keep your ring clean and dry
  • Avoid harsh chemicals, especially anything containing acetone
  • Avoid hand sanitizers, lotions and creams
  • Applying any kind of wax or oil is not necessary
  • Clean the ring with a microfiber cloth as needed

Contact me if you have any questions.