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 sulfur,
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 (aluminum 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 demoisturizing crystals (e.g.,
silica gel) inside the bag.