At RITHM we try our hardest to ensure that every one of our products is as durable and resistant to the elements as possible. Many of our products, however, are made from reclaimed and natural materials, which can make them slightly more susceptible to damage from impact, scratching and water, when compared to a solid precious metal band. 

ENSURING THE DURABILITY OF YOUR RING  

We have invested a lot of time and money into improving our products in terms of resistance to the elements and durability. We use the highest quality sealants in our rings, which gives them a water-resistant finish. This means they should be more than capable of dealing with your shower, bath, washing up, or the pool as long as you do not damage the seal. This same sealant should give you a barrier that will protect your ring from the majority of impacts and scratches. Once again, however, you must keep your expectations in check, as no natural material will be as resistant as a solid metal band.

Even with the added protection that our sealing process provides, it does not give you a warranty or guarantee against damage as a result of water damage or impact damage. We still advise you to take your ring off for manual labor or if you plan to expose your ring to chemicals or long periods of water contact. 

Finally, be wary of high-impact damage. If you bash your ring on a sturdy surface, you may chip it or crack the sealant, removing the protection that is on the ring.

DAMASCUS STEEL 

Your ring should require no maintenance if worn 24/7.  However, Damascus steel can rust if left lying in water or not rinsed after swimming in the sea. Please rinse and dry your ring well when exposed to salt or chlorine-based water. The heat from your hands should generally keep the ring dry if worn all the time. Your ring will pick up the oils from your skin and the constant friction from wearing will keep the pattern bright. If however, you store your ring for any length of time, rub some mineral oil (Camellia Oil works best) onto it to prevent rust. If your ring does pick up a bit of rust, just rub it with a little metal polish and oil it. The more you wear your ring, the more beautiful it will look.  If you swim in the sea or sweat a lot, you might need to oil the ring more often.

WOODEN RINGS

We have invested a lot of time and money into improving our products in terms of resistance to the elements and durability. However, If you want to make your wooden ring last longer, then you should minimize the number of times your ring gets wet. We strongly suggest you take off your ring when washing dishes, washing your hands or doing anything else that involves large amounts of water. The small amounts of sweat while wearing your ring will not harm the ring. Even with the added protection that our sealing process provides, it does not give you a warranty or guarantee against damage as a result of water damage or impact damage. We also advise you to take your ring off for manual labor or if you plan to expose your ring to chemicals. Finally, be wary of high-impact damage. If you bash your ring on a sturdy surface, you may chip it or crack the sealant, removing the protection that is on the ring.

Wooden rings are strong and meticulously handcrafted. It is however a ring made from wood and will require gentleness and maintenance.