Opal is a delicate gemstone that requires special care to maintain its beauty. Here are some tips for caring for opal jewelry:

  1. Store opal jewelry in a soft, padded container to protect it from scratches and damage.

  2. Avoid exposing opal jewelry to extreme temperatures, such as heat or cold, as this can cause the gemstone to crack or break.

  3. Keep opal jewelry away from chemicals, such as perfumes, lotions, and cleaning products, as these can damage the gemstone's surface.

  4. Clean opal jewelry gently with a soft, damp cloth and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.

  5. If your opal jewelry becomes dirty or dull, take it to a professional jeweler who specializes in opals for cleaning and polishing. A light buff can do wonders! 

  6. It is also recommended to remove your opal jewelry before participating in any physical activities or household chores to avoid damaging the gemstone.


Caring for Opals does not have to be complicated- avoiding thermal shock, chemicals and not being hard wearing on your jewelry will keep it looking great for years to come!

David van Niekerk