Opal is approximately 5000 times rarer than Diamond! As it is so valuable gemstone consider the following measures to help take care of your opals, opal rings, opal pendants and opal necklaces.
Just like any other gemstone, opal should be stored separately to your other gems. The two most common causes of damage are: 1) Wearing your jewellery while sleeping, and 2) “Bundling” all of your jewellery together in a purse or carry-bag. Wearing jewellery while sleeping may cause the items to be crushed or damaged as body weight is pressed down upon them. Bunching jewellery together in a jewellery bag inevitably leads to the diamonds (the hardest stones) and the gold settings scratching against the Opal.