How do I care for my Rubedo® jewellery?
A unique Tiffany metal, Rubedo® captures the rose luminescence of dawn. Maintaining the beauty of this radiant metal is simple and with proper care, your Rubedo® metal designs can last for generations.
Like sterling silver, Rubedo® metal can tarnish, especially when exposed to salt air and products containing sulphur, such as rubber bands and some papers. To remove tarnish or fingerprints on Rubedo®, use Tiffany silver polish or another quality brand. Some “dip” polishes contain harsh chemicals and should be avoided. Electrolytic cleaning (aluminium foil, salt and baking soda in a water base) is not recommended.
Begin by using a soft cloth or sponge to apply the polish. Rub each piece gently but firmly lengthwise, using straight, even strokes. Wash in sudsy water, being sure to remove all the polish. Rinse well in warm water, dry thoroughly and buff gently with a soft cloth.
Once cleaned and polished, Rubedo® metal must be kept and properly stored. Our Tiffany Blue® flannel bags will protect it from abrasion and offer a degree of tarnish prevention. Bags made of Pacific cloth are also very effective in preventing tarnish. If the climate is humid, place a small packet of demoisturising crystals (e.g., silica gel) inside the bag.