WHAT JEWELRY DOES NOT RUST?
Here's a list of what you'll learn in this post:
- First, what causes metal to rust?
- What is the difference between corrosion and rust?
- What metals don't rust: top 10
- How to get rust off of jewelry:
- How to prevent rust:
FIRST, WHAT CAUSES METAL TO RUST?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORROSION AND RUST?
WHAT METALS DON'T RUST: TOP 10
Do not assume that just because these metals do not rust, they do not corrode. They each encounter various forms of corrosion, such as the bluish-green patina that forms on oxidized copper or the pitting that occurs in stainless steel.
1. ALUMINUM METAL
2. BRASS METAL
3. BRONZE METAL
Due to the small quantity of iron present, bronze metal does not rust for the same reason that aluminum does. As a result, no rust or iron oxide may form.
4. COPPER METAL
5. CORTEN OR WEATHERING STEEL
6. GALVANIZED STEEL
7. PURE GOLD METAL
8. PLATINUM METAL
9. PURE SILVER METAL
10. STAINLESS STEEL METAL
HOW TO GET RUST OFF OF JEWELRY
1. BAKING SODA:
Baking soda is a great way to remove rust from jewelry. Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Then, apply the paste to the rusty areas and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a soft-bristle toothbrush to scrub the paste into the rust. Then, rinse the jewelry off with fresh water and dry it off.
2. WHITE VINEGAR:
3. LEMON ACID:
HOW TO PREVENT RUST:
1. REMOVE JEWELRY BEFORE SWIMMING
2. APPLY A SEALANT SPRAY
3. USE CLEAR NAIL POLISH
4. UTILIZE CLEAR BAGS
Keep each piece of jewelry in its own sealable bag if possible. The additional layer of plastic can assist in keep the air out even if the pieces are placed in an airtight container. You can place your necklaces, bangles, and earrings in transparent poly bags that allow you to view inside easily without exposing the pieces to moisture.
5. USE SILICA GEL PACKS
6. CLEAN JEWELRY REGULARLY
7. AVOID CONTACT WITH CHEMICALS
Jewelry rusting can seriously harm your jewelry. However, there are a few easy things you can do to stop it. First, make sure you routinely clean your jewelry, store it securely in an airtight container, and seal it with a protective lacquer. If you must take your jewelry with you on your trip, store it in a space protected by silica gel packets to keep humidity at bay. By following these quick tips, you can keep your jewelry bright and clean for many years to come!