How To Care For Opals
Opals are Australia's National Gemstone, the "Lucky Gem from the Lucky Country" and, as precious gemstones are worth taking care of!Here are a few tips about taking care of opals:
- Just like any other gemstone, opal should be stored separately to your other gems and should not be worn when gardening, washing up etc. to avoid minor scratches.
- They can be polished with a soft toothbrush or cleaned with a cloth to maintain their finish and even a little toothpaste with water however a professional "final polish" will restore even an old, scratched opal to its original brilliance.
Australian Opal Cutters doublets and triplets have a lifetime guarantee against de-
laminating. you can wear them swimming, bathing showering they are fit for ANY water adventures!
- Opals LOVE to be worn. Ambient atmospheric moisture in a natural environment are the preferred "home" for Opals. Solid opals contain 6 – 10 % water so if your Opal has been left in a dry safe for months or left in a hot jewellery display case, placing your opal in a glass of luke-warm water for 15 minutes will help prevent it from drying out and re-hydrate it if the opal has been exposed to very dry conditions.