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Taking good care of the valuable things in our lives ensures that they last for many years, and opals are no different.

Because you have spent a fortune on the gems, we have prepared a short guide to help you keep them in pristine condition for a lifetime.

Types Of Opal

There is no need for expensive or fancy cleansers with opals. Instead, the most effective way to clean them is to wipe them with a soft cloth and mild soapy water.

Before deciding on the best care for your gems, you need to know the type of opals you have;

  • Solid Opal– They are natural solid opals that have only been cut and polished with little interference.
  • Doublets- Double opals are made of two layers, a thin piece of opal and a dark backing to enhance the color.
  • Triplets- Triplets are enhanced doublets with transparent domed caps to protect the opal and magnify the intensity of its color and overall appearance.

How To Care For Opal Jewelry

Opals are not as fragile as most people think. However, they are not as hard as diamonds, so it’s a good idea to avoid activities where they could hit hard surfaces.

Be Careful With Water

Solid opals are impervious to water, so go ahead if you feel like cleaning them with water. However, it is not recommended to soak triplets and doublets in water since they are not natural opals. A splash of water is fine, but immersing opals in water can affect them.

Keep Opals Away From Heat

Solid opals might be fine in water, but the same can’t be said with intense heat. High temperatures may cause the opal to expand, leading to cracking during contraction.

Storing Opals

If you intend to store your opal away for some time, put it in a padded bag. For longer periods, place the opals in zero-humidity storage safes.

Whether you’re looking for opal earrings, an opal ring, or something completely different, we have something in store for you. With our wide variety of styles and quality stones from around the world, we’re confident that we’ll have something that will meet and exceed your expectations.

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