How To Look After Your Cremation Ring

Hand on a leaf wearing a cremation ring with moisture around with the caption "taking care of your cremation ring"A cremation ring is a lovely and heartwarming way of keeping your recently deceased loved one with you wherever you go. It's a beautiful way to memorialise them and so naturally you will want to take care of your cremation ring as much as possible so it lasts you forever. That's exactly the issue that will be tackled in this article. 


With any cremation ring, you will want to make sure that it is clean and free of any dirt or other buildup that comes through natural use. Before any cleaning commences however, you will want to ensure all the ash that is stored inside is removed. Any cremation ring sold by Eternal Jewellery is waterproof when properly sealed, but you will still want to take any precaution to ensure the ash does not get contaminated. You can clean your cremation ring by mixing soap and lukewarm water and using a small cloth to apply it to the ring or if all of the ash has been removed, leaving the ring in the cleaning mixture for 10 minutes. Ensure the soap you use is free of phosphates and ammonia. Once it has been thoroughly washed, make sure to dry gently with a cloth or small towel.

Can Cremation Rings Get Wet?

Most cremation rings made of metal can get wet, but it is recommended for them not to be. They are in general, waterproof seals when tightened properly separating ash from the outside world. While your ring can technically get wet, chemicals in water such as chlorine from swimming pools can tarnish silver cremation rings. Most cremation rings are either made from stainless steel or sterling silver, but can also come in different materials such as vermeil gold. Whichever cremation ring you buy, you will want to check the material and design of the ring to ensure it can be wet. Every cremation ring from Eternal Jewellery as of the time of writing is made from Sterling 925 silver. All sterling silver can tarnish when exposed to chlorinated water or harsh chemicals that can be found in dishwashing. In these situations, as well as to avoid the risk of your cremation ring not being properly sealed, we recommend not submerging your ring and avoiding water contact when possible.

Preventative Care Goes A Long Way

Keeping your cremation ring looking beautiful and lovely doesn't need to be difficult. In fact, one of the best ways to actually keep the silver shining in your ring is by just wearing it often. The natural oils found in your skin actually help prevent tarnishing and keep your ring safe. You will also want to look at reducing exposure to certain harmful elements that can induce tarnishing, such as perspiration, chlorinated water, chemicals, sulphur containing substances and sunlight. If you need to store your ring, ensuring a space that limits exposure to air will be ideal, such as an airtight plastic bag. Including anti tarnish strips, a piece of chalk or a small packet of activated charcoal or silica gel can help minimise tarnish greatly by reducing the moisture content of the air that's in contact with your cremation ring. 

Taking care of your cremation ring is vital in ensuring you keep your ring in pristine condition for a long time. With the advice in this article, you can feel assured knowing the best ways to care for your cremation ring. Eternal Jewellery provides Australians tangible and meaningful ways to help grieve their loved ones. If you are in need of a quality made cremation ring, then shop our wide range of cremation rings today and find your perfect piece.