White gold actually is yellow gold that is coated with a metal called rhodium. Rhodium produces shiny effect, such as silver which is the characteristic of men white gold jewelry. However, over time and exposed to various chemicals and friction, rhodium may wear off, so yellowing. In order for your men white gold jewelry continues to have a sparkling white color, there are three ways you can do. First, do not use too often. Men white gold jewelry, which is used too often, is vulnerable collide with other objects. This clash could scratch the surface of white gold and lead to increasingly thinning the layer of white gold rhodium. Therefore, use the men white gold jewelry only on special occasions to slower the fading of the rhodium coating. The best way to make men white gold jewelry get back its sparkling white color is by adding a new layer of rhodium on your men white gold jewelry. The price you have to pay for the coating process depends on how long the fading of layers of white gold rhodium and how thick the new layer will be created. In addition to performance reasons, resurfacing white gold with rhodium also able to prevent allergic reactions that may occur when using nickel white gold.
To prevent your men white gold jewelry from smearing, you can clean it regularly at home. It is very important especially for the men white gold jewelry, like a wedding ring, which is worn every day. Remember not to use chemicals such as ammonia, and be sure to completely drying it after cleaning. With proper care, men white gold jewelry color will persisted and shiny.
The problem that often occurs in men white gold jewelry is quickly becomes dull or black. It is caused by imperfect mix when it is made. Men white gold jewelry, which is usually made by hand or ‘handmade’, is difficult to treat because it would quickly black again. It becomes dull or black even when not in use. Usually men white gold jewelry is stored for long periods in a wooden cupboard. Varnishes and wood finishing, which is imperfect, can make men white gold jewelry becomes quickly dull and black, because the silver is oxidized by wood materials. Dull also can be caused by bathing in sea water, which is containing salt or sulfur. White gold is often oxidized with salt and sulfur. Dull and black can also be due to the storage in a bag or something made of leather. Genuine leather works typically use materials, which is associated with sulfur or ammoniac. Not all leather causing the men white gold jewelry becomes black if the work done right. So leather is suspected as the cause men white gold jewelry turning to black.
You can clean your men white gold jewelry with a mild detergent and warm water. Put half cup warm water in a small bowl or cup. Add three drops of detergent or soap and stir until blended. Put your men white gold jewelry in a mixture of soap and soak for 15 minutes. Lift the jewelry out of soap and gently rub thoroughly with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the jewelry back in the warm water. Then dry the men white gold jewelry with a soft cloth or lint-free cloth (such as eye glass cloth).